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Prince's Original Demo For "Manic Monday" Is Damn Near Perfect

The Bangles made this Prince-penned song famous, but his original duet with Apollonia 6 is just as joy-filled and wonderful.

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We all know the song "Manic Monday" by The Bangles.

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It was written by Prince under the pseudonym "Christopher' and released by the girl group in 1986.

But did you know the song was originally intended for Apollonia 6?

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Prince created the trio in 1983 and originally recorded "Manic Monday" with them as a collaboration, but abandoned the group after deciding their voices weren't quite good enough to do the song justice.

Here's a high-quality version of the 1984 demo, which is beautiful and definitely deserves a listen.

It's a little bit twinkler, a little bit sparser, and a LOT more Prince-filled. Just try not to fall in love with it. You're welcome!