Popblerd: Top 20 Prince Songs Written for Other Artists

One of the coolest things I’ve seen of late comes from the awesome blog Popblerd! They’ve ranked the top songs Prince has written and produced for other artists – and its a great reminder not only of the quantity – especially in the 80’s – but also the quality.  His output for other artists was amazing – Paisley Park was akin to a funky Brill Building during the 80’s.  There’s some great songs, some ended up becoming big hits (“Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor, “Glamorous Life” by Sheila E.) and many of them I long forgot about, like fantastic and wonderful “Love Thy Will Be Done” by Martika back in 1990 (and remember her?  The single from the album – “Toy Soldiers” – a great, forgotten single).  Others I’d never heard before like but really dig now (“Cool” by The Time).

Here’s Part 1 and be sure to check out Part 2 as well.

English: Prince playing at Coachella 2008.


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