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19 Essential Prince Covers That Rock Like It’s 1999

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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.


1

Muse

‘Sign o’ the Times’

 

 

 

2

Chris Cornell

‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

 

 

 

3

Foo Fighters

‘Darling Nikki’ (starts at 5:00)

 

 

 

4

Chvrches

‘I Would Die 4 U’

 

 

 

5

Tegan and Sara

‘When You Were Mine’

 

 

 

6

Living Colour

’17 Days’

 

 

 

7

Incubus

‘Let’s Go Crazy’

 

 

 

8

Sinead O’Connor

‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

 

 

 

9

Corey Taylor (Slipknot)

‘Little Red Corvette’

 

 

 

10

Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)

‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

 

 

 

11

Patti Smith

‘When Doves Cry’

 

 

 

12

Phish

‘Purple Rain’

 

 

 

13

Cory Branan

‘Under the Cherry Moon’

 

 

 

14

Tori Amos

‘Purple Rain’

 

 

 

15

George Clinton

‘Erotic City’

 

 

 

16

Ani DiFranco

‘When You Were Mine’

 

 

 

17

Lydia Loveless

‘I Would Die 4 U’

 

 

 

18

Goo Goo Dolls

‘Never Take the Place of Your Man’

 

 

 

19

Limp Bizkit

‘1999’

 

 

 

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