Occasionally, there’s an idea so perfect where everything falls into place. Imagine writing songs, or music. Everything has come along, but one thing simply doesn’t fit. That’s exactly how one can explain Prince’s “Little Red Corvette.”
Following the sudden passing of the star, Jalopnik took a look into one of Prince’s most popular hits, “Little Red Corvette.” You’ll be surprised to learn that the song isn’t even about a Corvette, and the American sports car wasn’t involved in the writing process, either.
Instead, Prince came up with the very first lyrics to the song while napping in Lisa Coleman’s pink Ford Edsel. It’s clear, the song simply would not have been as catchy with the “Edsel” name.
Between naps, Prince continued to pen lyrics to the song, eventually writing the “Little Red Corvette” portion. There’s never any mention of the pink Edsel, most likely for the greater good. Because they don’t write songs about Edsels, and not many wrote music like Prince.