19 Essential Prince Covers That Rock Like It’s 1999
The shocking sudden death of Prince sent the music world into a state of mourning today and as we remember an artist whose career spanned nearly 40 years and an incredible 39 studio albums, his contribution to modern pop and R&B is beyond measure.
Sifting through his discography, there is undoubtedly something to appeal to almost anyone, and that was part of Prince’s far-reaching allure. Judging from the eclectic covers of his songs, the impact Prince had was not confined to any one genre: everyone from Chris Cornell to Phish have recorded memorable versions of Prince compositions.
Muse'Sign o' the Times'
Chris Cornell'Nothing Compares 2 U'
Foo Fighters'Darling Nikki' (starts at 5:00)
Chvrches'I Would Die 4 U'
Tegan and Sara'When You Were Mine'
Living Colour'17 Days'
Incubus'Let's Go Crazy'
Sinead O'Connor'Nothing Compares 2 U'
Corey Taylor (Slipknot)'Little Red Corvette'
Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)'Nothing Compares 2 U'
Patti Smith'When Doves Cry'
Cory Branan'Under the Cherry Moon'
Tori Amos'Purple Rain'
George Clinton'Erotic City'
Ani DiFranco'When You Were Mine'
Lydia Loveless'I Would Die 4 U'
Goo Goo Dolls'Never Take the Place of Your Man'