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13 songs you had no idea were written by Prince

Published by Business Insider on Fri, 21 Sep 2018


Princedied over two years ago, but his catalog of songs left an indelible mark on the music industry.While he was making albums of his own, Prince, a prolific songwriter and musician, also wroteand produced songs for other artists. And some of them turned into major hits. There are also quite a few covers of Prince songs that became hits for other artists, like Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O'Connor, and Alicia Keys.Prince often used a pen namein these collaborations with other artists to keep his own spotlight away from the songs.Here are 13 songs by other artists that were actually written by Prince:SEE ALSO:The 50 best-selling albums of all timeThe Bangles ' "Manic Monday" (1986)Prince wrote "Manic Monday" for the '80s girl group The Bangles under thepen name"Christopher." The track peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986.Listen to the song here.Sinead O'Connor '"Nothing Compares 2 U" (1990)Prince wrote the original version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" for the eponymous 1985 album by The Family, a band signed to his Paisley Park Records label.The song only became a hit five years later when Sinead O'Connor covered the ballad in 1990. O'Connor's version went platinum and topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.Listen to the song here.Stevie Nicks ' "Stand Back" (1983)Nicks cowrote "Stand Back" with Prince, and shecredited Prince's hit song "Little Red Corvette" as the inspiration for it. Nicks' song hit No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.Listen to the song here.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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