Not surprisingly, in the wake of Prince's tragic death, many of his famous fans have been moved to pay tribute – by covering his music. We, meanwhile, have been moved to watch, listen and enjoy those performances, as a way of remembering the Purple One and his legacy, which lives on in those he inspired and influenced. Below are just a few of our favorite recent Prince covers, from Bruce Springsteen's take on "Purple Rain" to the cast of Hamilton's celebration of "Let's Go Crazy"
Performing on Fallon (and backed by Princess), D'Angelo turned Prince's mournful ballad into an elegy for the genius we've all lost.
Two nights after Prince died, Springsteen opened a Brooklyn show bathed in purple light, playing Prince's most beloved song – saying goodbye to a fellow legend in a moment of pure arena catharsis.
Nashville iconoclast Stapleton's growled country-soul take was a genre-bending moment Prince would've loved.
Playing the Floyd classic at a London show, Gilmour worked an epic Prince homage into his solo, holding a guitar-god séance.
Not every Prince tribute was a sad farewell – at Week Two of Coachella, LCD got the crowd moving as they nailed this classic synth-funk jam.
As the Hamilton cast took its bows, Lin-Manuel Miranda stirringly read the song's opening monologue, and a Revolutionary dance party broke out on Broadway.
Monáe worked closely with Prince, and her blazing take on the Purple Rain funk rocker at New Orleans Jazz Fest felt like a plea to join him in the cosmos. "I am because he was," she said.