15 Great Prince Songs That Were Hits for Other Artists

The purple touch that helped the Bangles, Sinead O'Connor, Chaka Khan and more

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Martika, "Love... Thy Will Be Done" (1991)

Hot 100 Chart Position: Number 10

Two years after her chart-topping hit "Toy Soldiers," Martika sought out Prince for help with her second LP. He ended up writing four of the 10 songs on Martika's Kitchen, including the somber and meditative "Love... Thy Will Be Done." She calls it a hymn, but it actually started out as prayer Martika had written in a notebook she brought along to their sole meeting at Paisley Park. He borrowed her book for a few hours that day and when he returned it, she says Prince told her, "I have photocopied a few things. Why don't you just let me live with this for a bit and we'll go from there." A week later, back in L.A., she received a fax with the lyrics and a cassette with the music in the mail. Martika never saw him in person again, but "Love... Thy Will Be Done" became a hit in the U.S., and an occasional touring song for Prince himself.

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