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15 Great Prince Songs That Were Hits for Other Artists

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

Tom Jones; the Bangles; Sinead O'Connor

Tom Jones, the Bangles and Sinead O'Connor have all found success with Prince songs.

Minneapolis’ favorite son was a whirlwind of creativity that knew no bounds, the purple-minded genius releasing dozens of albums on his own, but also mentoring and producing dozens of bands like dirty-minded girl group Vanity 6 and synth-funk dynamos the Time. His songs became massive pop hits for stars as disparate as Sinead O’Connor, Chaka Khan, the Bangles and Tevin Campbell. He turned his personal treatises on sexual persona, spiritual angst and social unrest into a universal art that spoke to millions, no matter their race, class, or gender. Few pop artists over the past four decades were as universally beloved as Prince. These are some of the best Prince songs that became hits for others.

This story was originally published April 2016.

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