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Batman, Billboard, and Driving: y Good afternoon Gothamites and have a fantastic Friday! One year ago today, singer-songwriter Prince passed away at the age of 57. The 'Purple Rain' star is important for us Bat-fans for providing the soundtrack to Tim Burton's 1989 live action film "Batman". While Danny Elfman provided the iconic score to set the mood, in all becoming the driving force of the 'Batman' plot, Prince's soundtrack functioned more as compositions representing characters in the film, such as "Partyman", "The Future", "Electric Chair" and "The Arms of Orion" (featuring Sheena Easton). Overall the album was a reflection on this huge commercial project of the late 1980s and popular culture. In fact, Prince's Batman soundtrack was as much of a success as the box office sales, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Charts in July 1989 and staying in the top spot for 6 consecutive weeks, something rare for motion picture soundtracks at the time. The soundtrack's biggest hit not featured in the film was the now novelty song "Batdance", which reached No. 1 on the singles chart in August of 1989, his first single to reach the top since 1986's "Kiss". We thank Prince for his major contributions to music history and to Batman's cinematic universe. To commemorate his forever amazing talent, here is one of my favorite tributes by artist Marco D'alfonso @M7781! If you want to see the hi-resolution version of this poster or more of D'alfonso's art, please visit @M7781's websites at MarcoDalfonso.com, M7781.com, M7781.deviantart.com, M7781.Tumblr.com and follow @M7781's tweets at Twitter.com-m7781! Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon. RIPPrince βœŒπŸΌπŸ’œβ˜”οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

Good afternoon Gothamites and have a fantastic Friday! One year ago today, singer-songwriter Prince passed away at the age of 57. The 'Purpl...

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