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Thread started 09/28/21 6:30am

belief345

Prince Covers!!!

Does anyone have a list of artists that have covered a Prince song? YT is hard to sift..

ALSO are there any artists that you wish or dream of seeing them do a cover of P?

Lets hear your thoughts!

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Reply #1 posted 09/28/21 6:47am

EmmaMcG

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Corinne Bailey Rae - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Mariah Carey - The Beautiful Ones
Alicia Keys - How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore
TLC - If I Was Your Girlfriend
D'Angelo - She's Always In My Hair
Gavin Turek - I Feel For You



They're the main ones I can think of off the top of my head. Obviously there are the ones like Sinead O'Connor and Chaka Khan but I suspect most people would know those.



There's also a bunch of artists who have covered Prince in live shows. Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, D'Angelo (again) Chris Cornell and many more.


I do have to say that I don't like any other artists covering Prince. They never really do it justice. Springsteen's cover of Purple Rain is about the best.
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Reply #2 posted 09/28/21 7:33am

PJMcGee

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When You Were Mine - Cyndi Lauper

I should get out my covers albums.
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Reply #3 posted 09/28/21 8:06am

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The Jazz artist, Bob Belden did a beautiful compilation album, When Doves Cry, back in 1994 with multiple popular jazz and r&b artists at that time: Phil Perry, Cassaundra Wilson, Fareed Haque. The rendition of those numbers were so quaint to me. For those jazz lovers, this is a keeper.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #4 posted 09/28/21 9:38am

nayroo2002

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"LMLYP"

WEEN lol

"Darling Nikki"

WHALE eek

"When Doves Cry"

GENUINE ill

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #5 posted 09/28/21 1:21pm

databank

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belief345 said:

Does anyone have a list of artists that have covered a Prince song? YT is hard to sift..

ALSO are there any artists that you wish or dream of seeing them do a cover of P?

Lets hear your thoughts!

I could swear there was a website or blog listing those somewhere, but I can't find it in my bookmarks. Per Nilsen's first attempt at listing them in his first book in 89 is now touching: there were so few back then.

A COMPREHENSIVE PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY (work in progress ^^): https://sites.google.com/...iscog/home
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Reply #6 posted 09/28/21 1:46pm

billymeade

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Nonpoint just released "When Doves Cry" https://www.blabbermouth....doves-cry/

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Reply #7 posted 09/28/21 1:58pm

purplepolitici
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Purple Rain - everybody lock nuts
For all time I am with you, you are with me.
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Reply #8 posted 09/28/21 2:47pm

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I believe the Foo Fighters would cover Darling Nikii in concert. Dave Grohl tells a funny story about his manager reaching out to Prince's people to see if they could cover it in the studio. Prince replied: "They should write their own tunes…" Because Dave idolized Prince, he wasn't offended by the response.

https://davestruestories.medium.com/how-about-next-friday-9100e3bcf823


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Reply #9 posted 09/28/21 3:30pm

kingricefan

When Doves Cry- Quindon Tarver (on the extended soundtrack for Romeo and Juliet).

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Reply #10 posted 09/28/21 3:36pm

EmmaMcG

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lurker316 said:


I believe the Foo Fighters would cover Darling Nikii in concert. Dave Grohl tells a funny story about his manager reaching out to Prince's people to see if they could cover it in the studio. Prince replied: "They should write their own tunes…" Because Dave idolized Prince, he wasn't offended by the response.

https://davestruestories.medium.com/how-about-next-friday-9100e3bcf823




Bit hypocritical from a man who's recorded several covers over the years lol
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Reply #11 posted 09/28/21 3:45pm

nayroo2002

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billymeade said:

Nonpoint just released "When Doves Cry" https://www.blabbermouth....doves-cry/

Great arrangement and performance!

i just hope that they sang "even doves have pride"

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #12 posted 09/28/21 4:37pm

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EmmaMcG said:

Corinne Bailey Rae - I Wanna Be Your Lover Mariah Carey - The Beautiful Ones Alicia Keys - How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore TLC - If I Was Your Girlfriend D'Angelo - She's Always In My Hair Gavin Turek - I Feel For You They're the main ones I can think of off the top of my head. Obviously there are the ones like Sinead O'Connor and Chaka Khan but I suspect most people would know those. There's also a bunch of artists who have covered Prince in live shows. Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, D'Angelo (again) Chris Cornell and many more. I do have to say that I don't like any other artists covering Prince. They never really do it justice. Springsteen's cover of Purple Rain is about the best.


TLC also covered Get It Up

Chris Cornell - NC2U



"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #13 posted 09/28/21 6:00pm

lurker316

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EmmaMcG said:

lurker316 said:


I believe the Foo Fighters would cover Darling Nikii in concert. Dave Grohl tells a funny story about his manager reaching out to Prince's people to see if they could cover it in the studio. Prince replied: "They should write their own tunes…" Because Dave idolized Prince, he wasn't offended by the response.

https://davestruestories.medium.com/how-about-next-friday-9100e3bcf823


Bit hypocritical from a man who's recorded several covers over the years lol


Wouldn't be the first time Prince was a hypocrite. lol

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Reply #14 posted 09/28/21 6:29pm

ludwig

The rapper "Yo Gotti" covered Purple Rain and called it "Pure Cocaine".

[Edited 9/28/21 18:29pm]

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Reply #15 posted 09/29/21 3:06am

cbosdad

DRS (of Gangsta Lean fame) had a cover of Do Me, Baby but the song is fairly different. New Jack Swing-afied.

Full Force did a cover of Girl (The Time song). Get It Up by TLC is already mentioned, I see.

Both TQ (the Westside guy) and Silk (the Freak Me guys) have covers of Adore.

Nuttin' NYCe had a cover of Nasty Girl.

There's that cover of When Doves Cry from Romeo+Juliet... Quendon I think was the kid's name. (EDIT: Quindon Tarver. Almost had it)

That's all I can think of right now.

[Edited 9/29/21 3:08am]

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Reply #16 posted 09/29/21 3:25am

TakEpri

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belief345 said:

Does anyone have a list of artists that have covered a Prince song? YT is hard to sift..

ALSO are there any artists that you wish or dream of seeing them do a cover of P?

Lets hear your thoughts!

Have you ever tried this site?

https://www.whosampled.com/search/tracks/?q=prince

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Reply #17 posted 09/29/21 3:39am

TakEpri

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And here's my 20 favorite prince cover song playlist.

The Pointer Sisters - I Feel For You (1982)

Cyndi Lauper - When You Were Mine (1983)

Latoya Jackson - Private Joy (1984)

Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (1984)

Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (1990)

MC Hammer - She's Soft And Wet (1990)

TLC - Get It Up (1993)

Mavis Staples - Positivity (1993)

Living Colour - 17 Days (1994)

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - Erotic City (1994)

TLC - If I Was Your Girlfriend (1994)

Ginuwine - When Doves Cry (1996)

Mariah Carey feat. Dru Hill - The Beautiful Ones (1997)

D'Angelo - She's Always In My Hair (Radio Edit) (1997)

Dead Or Alive - Pop Life (1999)

Alicia Keys - How Come You Don't Call Me (2001)

Foo Fighters - Darling Nikki (2003)

Marcus Miller feat. Macy Gray - Girls and Boys (2005)

Corinne Bailey Rae - I Wanna Be Your Lover (2011)

Maroon5 - Kiss (2013)

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Reply #18 posted 09/29/21 6:10am

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The "When Doves Cry" cover by Twilight Singers and Apollonia is awesome, if a bit overdramatic biggrin

youtube.com/watch?v=QX77K1gL5z0

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Reply #19 posted 09/29/21 9:02am

indiedisco

Robyn did a great version of Jack U Off https://www.youtube.com/w...KL5d273dr4 and I've the 12" of this somewhere in the loft Dorothy Still Waiting https://www.youtube.com/w...4iTnk7orSw

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Reply #20 posted 09/29/21 12:20pm

AsylumUtopia

A few that come to mind that haven't already been mentioned:

Do Me, Baby – Meli’sa Morgan
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man - Goo Goo Dolls
Kiss - The Art of Noise with Tom Jones
Let's Go Crazy - Incubus
When Doves Cry - Patti Smith
Sometimes It Snows In April - Meshell Ndegeocello
Alphabet Street - Sufjan Stevens

And possibly the most unexpected cover version of them all:
Peach - Rod Stewart
(not a bad version either, as covers go)

Lemmy, Bowie, Prince, Leonard. RIP.
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Reply #21 posted 09/29/21 3:24pm

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there's an extensive playlist on Spotify called 'Prince Covers'. So many covers I didn't know existed!

[Edited 9/29/21 15:25pm]

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Reply #22 posted 09/29/21 4:10pm

TakEpri

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TakEpri said:

belief345 said:

Does anyone have a list of artists that have covered a Prince song? YT is hard to sift..

ALSO are there any artists that you wish or dream of seeing them do a cover of P?

Lets hear your thoughts!

Have you ever tried this site?

https://www.whosampled.com/search/tracks/?q=prince

self update. This link works better.

https://www.whosampled.com/Prince/

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Reply #23 posted 09/30/21 12:43am

jazzz

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In addition to the tracks already mentioned:
Native - Sometimes it snows in April
Two jazz/fusion albums with covers on Blue Note records
A Swedish punk album with covers, called Purple Pain (never listened to it...)
Deep Blue Organ Trio - Reaspberry Beret
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Did anyone mention Tom Jones' cover of Kiss yet?
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Reply #24 posted 09/30/21 12:52am

jazzz

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And:
Nina Simone - SOTT (great version)
Chaka Khan - SOTT
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Cory Henry did a great live cover of Controversy a few years ago at NSJF
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Reply #25 posted 09/30/21 1:01am

jazzz

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Oh, and these jazzy ones:
Herbie Hancock - Thieves in the Temple
Joshua Redman - How come you don't call me
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[Edited 9/30/21 1:01am]
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Reply #26 posted 09/30/21 1:14am

jazzz

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The bad ones:
Chyp-Notic - Nothing compares 2U
Jordan Knight - ICNTTPOYM
La Toya Jackson - 1999
😂
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