18 Awesome Prince Rip-Offs

A handful of artists that made their songs a little more purple

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The Weeknd, "Glass Table Girls" (2011)

Abel Tesfaye is frequently compared to Michael Jackson, but the combination of falsetto vocals and frigid, claustrophobic soundscapes that earned his early mixtapes attention is all Prince. A song like "Glass Table Girls," basically just propulsive drum programming and a vocal, reaches back to tracks like "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)," the brooding masterpiece from 1999.

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