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9 Songs You Didn't Realise Were Written By Prince

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9. I Feel for You - Chaka Khan

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A number one for the soul icon in the 80's - not many people knew that this classic was actually a cover version which was originally on Prince's eponymous 1979 album.

8. Manic Monday - The Bangles

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Another 1980's number one hit. This song was made famous by the Californian girl band 'The Bangles'. However, the track was in fact written by Prince for fellow Minneapolis funksters Apollonia 6, whose front woman later rose to fame co-starring along the singer in his hit film 'Purple Rain'

7. Sugar Walls - Sheena Easton

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Known for songs like Bond theme 'For Your Eyes Only', Scottish singer Easton hooked up with Prince to duet on 'U Got The Look' in 1986. But before they stormed the hit parade with that iconic track, Prince wrote this raunchy pop funk ditty that re-invented the singer's clean cut image.

6. The Sex of It - Kid Creole and the Coconuts

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A band from the 80's better known for their Caribbean influenced big band sound, this grinding electronic tune bought the Minneapolis vibe to Kid Creole's (real name August Darnell) New York based collective.

5. Love...Thy Will be Done - Markita

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A brooding, almost melancholy song that marked Martika's shift towards a more serious, adult contemporary sound (from her teeny bopper roots). In a decade that heralded the onset of Grunge - Prince again showed his versatility (and trend spotting abilities) with a track that was later covered by Jessie Ware and again by Delta Goodrem

4. Kiss - Tom Jones featuring The Art of Noise

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Though the Prince version is widely known, raven haired Welsh legend Jones raced up the charts in league with futuristic sound merchants 'The Art of Noise'. Rejuvenating his career from the karaoke crooning of songs like 'Delilah' - this bought Jones back into the fore with a younger generation.

3. Nasty Girl - Inaya Day

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A cover version originally from 1982 by Prince proteges Vanity 6, this new rendition of the track by the New York based Inaya Day was a top 10 hit in the UK in 2004. The song was also sampled by Pharrell for Britney Spears' 2001 hit 'Slave For You'

2. How Come You Don't Call Me - Alicia Keys

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A 2002 hit for 'New York' songstress Alicia Keys, the song originally appeared as the B-side to his 1982 single '1999' and was later featured in Spike Lee's 1996 film 'Girl 6'. Re-named from Prince's original title of 'How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore' - the song was also covered by Stephanie Mills and Joshua Redman, but was an early hit for Keys on both sides of the Atlantic

1. Nothing Compares 2 U

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A huge hit for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor this epic power ballad was originally penned by the mysterious Minneapolitan for yet another of his side projects, The Family. O'Connor's version went on to top the charts in 13 countries including the UK and US leading Prince to joke 'That song bought me a house'. TIME magazine included the song in it's Top 100 Songs of All Time and VH1 Classic listed it as the 2nd Greatest Love Song after Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together'.

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