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funkman88

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What Songs by other artist would have been perfect for Prince?

me 1st: biggrin

Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister

D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel)

Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Til It's Over

Madonna - She's Not Me

Childish Gambino - Redbone

what about you?

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Reply #1 posted 02/22/21 8:16pm

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This Women’s Work by Kate Bush
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Reply #2 posted 02/22/21 8:18pm

soladeo1

Chewing Gum by Elvis Costello from the album Spike. I could really see Prince writing this when he first formed the Hornheadz. Like a b-side from the D&P Era.
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Reply #3 posted 02/22/21 9:37pm

alphastreet

A couple of songs on Justin Timberlake’s second album, can’t recall the names right now
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Reply #4 posted 02/23/21 1:14am

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soladeo1 said:

This Women’s Work by Kate Bush

grerat choice....maxwell did ok version also

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Reply #5 posted 02/23/21 6:31am

SPYZFAN1

"Never Never Land" by Todd Rundgren. Always imagined him playing that in his solo piano spot live.

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Reply #6 posted 02/23/21 7:07am

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Natural Selection "Do Anything"

Ready For The World "Oh Sheila"

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Reply #7 posted 02/23/21 8:08am

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I'm Too Sexy- Right Said Fred biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 02/23/21 9:38am

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"Dont Ask My Neighbors" - The Emotions
"Bennie & The Jets" - Elton John
"Watching You" - Slave
"The Fool On The Hill" - The Beatles-(claire fischer couldve co-produced it and put it on ATWIAD or Parade]
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Reply #9 posted 02/23/21 10:07am

tab32792

I'm honestly shocked he never coved Sade live. I'm sure that would be beautiful.

I wish he covered more P-funk during his lifetime, especially with the SOTT/LS band.

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Reply #10 posted 02/23/21 11:11am

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Patience - Guns & Roses

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Reply #11 posted 02/23/21 11:51am

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homesquid said:

Natural Selection "Do Anything"

Ready For The World "Oh Sheila"

oh yes oh sheila great choice!

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Reply #12 posted 02/23/21 12:35pm

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i think some are confusing others trying to convey a "Prince sound" rather than Prince actually covering someone else in a "Princely" fasion.

OR

the op is literally searching for others who have tried the "PRNSound".

ANYHOO...

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i LOVED that he did "Whole Lotta Love" live and wondered what his rendition of "Fool In the Rain" would have sounded like.

The effects that Jimmy Page used for that solo is something i think Prince tried a few times like on "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic".

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #13 posted 02/23/21 12:37pm

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alphastreet said:

A couple of songs on Justin Timberlake’s second album, can’t recall the names right now


Doesn't hurt that John Blackwell and Mike Scott were in his band for that tour, too. The album was FutureSex/LoveSounds. There were some Minneapolis type moments on the album. "Love Stoned," "Damn Girl," and even the title track would've been good Prince tunes.

Totally agree with "Dance Little Sister." I'm really surprised he never did "Wishing Well" at a show somewhere.

Totally disagree with "She's Not Me." Terrible album, terrible song. But I can see the gener play ideology there. It's a Pharrell production and we know how horribly Prince and Neptunes shit can happen. (Although, to their credit, they had a terrible song of his to try and work with.) As far as Madonna song, "I'd Rather Be Your Lover," "Love Tried To Welcome Me," "Swim," come to mind. Sure, "Like A Prayer" seems to always be on that list, but others are more interesting.

I'd still like to hear his Shania Twain cover. If it exists.

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Reply #14 posted 02/23/21 1:15pm

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funkman88 said:

me 1st: biggrin


Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister


D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel)


Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Til It's Over


Madonna - She's Not Me


Childish Gambino - Redbone



what about you?



Why would Prince need to sing songs that are purely derivative of his own work
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Reply #15 posted 02/23/21 1:31pm

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grantevans said:

funkman88 said:

me 1st: biggrin

Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister

D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel)

Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Til It's Over

Madonna - She's Not Me

Childish Gambino - Redbone

what about you?

Why would Prince need to sing songs that are purely derivative of his own work

didn't i just say that?

is this thing on???

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #16 posted 02/23/21 8:29pm

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nayroo2002 said:

i think some are confusing others trying to convey a "Prince sound" rather than Prince actually covering someone else in a "Princely" fasion.

OR

the op is literally searching for others who have tried the "PRNSound".

ANYHOO...

.

i LOVED that he did "Whole Lotta Love" live and wondered what his rendition of "Fool In the Rain" would have sounded like.

The effects that Jimmy Page used for that solo is something i think Prince tried a few times like on "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic".

i would love 2 ask Prince why the drastic key change he used for his version of whole Lotta love?

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Reply #17 posted 02/23/21 8:32pm

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens

For some reason I always wanted him to cover this.

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Reply #18 posted 02/23/21 8:44pm

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grantevans said:

funkman88 said:

me 1st: biggrin

Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister

D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel)

Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Til It's Over

Madonna - She's Not Me

Childish Gambino - Redbone

what about you?

Why would Prince need to sing songs that are purely derivative of his own work

because he stole do me baby from Andre cymone and party up from Morris Day and Do yourself a favor from Pepe willie

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Reply #19 posted 02/24/21 12:02am

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I'm watching The Jets "Crush On You." This is a good Prince song. Big synths, funky riffs, hooky throughout. Sounds like somethine he may have written for someone else, too.

I noticed, in the video, they have a standing drummer. I remember Prince saying he wanted a standing drummer, too. Lots of band choreography... just a lot of Prince nods, I believe. Of course, they're from Minneapolis, so they obviously grew up and were weened on the best.

Also, something like "Lost In Emotion" from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam feels like something he would've written for Sheila. (Has she claimed to have written it yet? Asking for a friend.)

[Edited 2/24/21 0:11am]

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Reply #20 posted 02/24/21 2:48am

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soladeo1 said:

This Women’s Work by Kate Bush

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exactly that.

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''Everything In It's Right Place'' by Radiohead.

Yep. I'm sure he would've done a great version of that,with a snearing guitr solo.

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''Sunrise'' by Norah Jones.

''Fun For Me'' and ''Day For Night'', both songs by Moloko.

''Indian'' by Eg abd Alice.

''Georgie Porgy'' by Toto.

''Life's What You Make It'' by Talk Talk.

''Je The Lion'' & ''Fame'' & ''Absolute Beginners'' by David Bowie.

''I Feel Love'' by Donna Summer.

''Louise'' by The Human League.

and so much more

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #21 posted 02/24/21 10:07am

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tab32792 said:

I'm honestly shocked he never coved Sade live. I'm sure that would be beautiful.


I wish he covered more P-funk during his lifetime, especially with the SOTT/LS band.



I recall listening to a rehearsal/jam session where Prince starts singing the chorus to Sade’s ‘Is it a Crime’, working it into another song of his. He only sings the ‘Is it a Criiiime’ part a few times and kind of under his breath but it sounds cool.
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Reply #22 posted 02/24/21 4:36pm

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He liked "Miss You" but I thought "Emotional Rescue" was the Stones song that Prince would slay live.

Others include:

"Stop The World," Maxwell

"Help Me," Joni Mitchell (clearly)

"(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go," Curtis Mayfield

"You Never Can Tell," Chuck Berry

"Rebel Rebel," David Bowie

"Crosstown Traffic," Jimi Hendrix (the allegories remind me of LRC)

"(You Caught Me) Smilin'," Sly & the Family Stone

"Maybe Your Baby," Stevie Wonder (Camille-ish vibe)

"Inspiration Information," Shuggie Otis

"Under The Influence," Cee-Lo


"Gone Baby, Don't Be Long," Erykah Badu

"Breathing Underwater," Hiatus Kaiyote

"Sweet Talk." Jessie Ware

"I'm On The Floor," Lewis Taylor


"The Blues," Tony Toni Tone

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #23 posted 02/24/21 5:44pm

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Anything from 1926. The year modern music was born. You can hear the funk right there.




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Reply #24 posted 02/24/21 8:59pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I'm watching The Jets "Crush On You." This is a good Prince song. Big synths, funky riffs, hooky throughout. Sounds like somethine he may have written for someone else, too.

I noticed, in the video, they have a standing drummer. I remember Prince saying he wanted a standing drummer, too. Lots of band choreography... just a lot of Prince nods, I believe. Of course, they're from Minneapolis, so they obviously grew up and were weened on the best.

Also, something like "Lost In Emotion" from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam feels like something he would've written for Sheila. (Has she claimed to have written it yet? Asking for a friend.)

[Edited 2/24/21 0:11am]

oohh crush on you woulda been greaaaaaaaattt!

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Reply #25 posted 02/24/21 11:49pm

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Anything George Michael biggrin
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Reply #26 posted 02/25/21 3:11am

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GREAT LIST HERE

namepeace said:

He liked "Miss You" but I thought "Emotional Rescue" was the Stones song that Prince would slay live.

Others include:

"Stop The World," Maxwell

"Help Me," Joni Mitchell (clearly)

"(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go," Curtis Mayfield

"You Never Can Tell," Chuck Berry

"Rebel Rebel," David Bowie

"Crosstown Traffic," Jimi Hendrix (the allegories remind me of LRC)

"(You Caught Me) Smilin'," Sly & the Family Stone

"Maybe Your Baby," Stevie Wonder (Camille-ish vibe)

"Inspiration Information," Shuggie Otis

"Under The Influence," Cee-Lo


"Gone Baby, Don't Be Long," Erykah Badu

"Breathing Underwater," Hiatus Kaiyote

"Sweet Talk." Jessie Ware

"I'm On The Floor," Lewis Taylor


"The Blues," Tony Toni Tone

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Reply #27 posted 02/26/21 10:57am

Purplegarden

The most obvious

"Push Up" by the Freestylers I think - "Pussh up, your body, your sexy body baby"

Do anything by Natural Selection (Minneapolis group)

Would I lie to you, Charles and Eddie

Oh Sheila by Ready for the world

Twist in my sobreity by Tanika Tikaram

Say I'm your number one by Princess

Just an Illusion and Body talk by Imagination (Their lead singer is a dead ringer for Prince).

I got plenty good loving for ya baby
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Reply #28 posted 02/26/21 2:34pm

namepeace

funkman88 said:

GREAT LIST HERE

music thumbs up!

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #29 posted 02/26/21 3:47pm

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namepeace said:

He liked "Miss You" but I thought "Emotional Rescue" was the Stones song that Prince would slay live.

Others include:

"Stop The World," Maxwell

"Help Me," Joni Mitchell (clearly)

"(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go," Curtis Mayfield

"You Never Can Tell," Chuck Berry

"Rebel Rebel," David Bowie

"Crosstown Traffic," Jimi Hendrix (the allegories remind me of LRC)

"(You Caught Me) Smilin'," Sly & the Family Stone

"Maybe Your Baby," Stevie Wonder (Camille-ish vibe)

"Inspiration Information," Shuggie Otis

"Under The Influence," Cee-Lo


"Gone Baby, Don't Be Long," Erykah Badu

"Breathing Underwater," Hiatus Kaiyote

"Sweet Talk." Jessie Ware

"I'm On The Floor," Lewis Taylor


"The Blues," Tony Toni Tone

He played Maybe Your Baby live in 1994 and 2005.

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