Weekend Playlist Special

28 Sep

A reader rightly pointed out that in last weeks weekend playlist (20.09.13) – Casiotone For The Painfully  Lonely cover of When You Were Mine was in fact written by Prince – wether formerly known as or not. Learning through  error, I thought it would be an idea to make this weekend playlist with just a few of the songs written by Prince and/or made big by other artists. The prince of synth awaits.

1. When You Were Mine, was on album Dirty Mind 1980, Later B-sided on the single Controversy (1981). Here the A side.

2. The Sex of it from Kid Creole and the Coconuts 1990, goes on for over 6 minutes and isn’t interesting in my opinion.

3. The still classic; Manic Monday from The Bangles (1986). Written by Prince 1984 – originally planned as a duet with Patricia Kotero, member of Apollonia 6, the girl group made famous through the Purple Rain film and a really bad song Sex Shooter- also with Prince’ signature all over it.

4. The 1990 dance hit Pray from MC Hammer, produced by the MC himself  – he was the first and it was one of the few songs legally blessed by Prince to incorporate samples of one of his compositions. When Doves Cry is stamped to it like a branded cow.

5. The classic: “Nothing Compares 2 U” from Sinead O’Connor (1990). Prince released the song 1985 and originally wrote it for The Family. Screams of Passion – a song from the band screams that Prince was the Campbells Soup of chart topping music at the time.  Here’s The Family version – just as a taste of what might have become of the song if  Sinéad O’Connor hadn’t go her paws on it.

6. I Feel For You was an early compostion by Prince. He wrote it in 1979 for his second album Prince, later in 1984  – with permission from Prince to make changes (bridges, rapping; Melle Mel, and harmonica from Stevie Wonder) Chaka Kahn had a Number 1 hit with it in the UK. 


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