10 Songs You Didn’t Know Prince Wrote

Grammy-winning artist Prince died Thursday morning at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota, leaving behind an impressive track list of hit songs and an indelible musical influence.

But, Prince’s catalogue of hits goes far beyond memorable numbers like: “Purple Rain,” “1999,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Cream,” “Little Red Corvette” and “When Doves Cry.”

From Cyndi Lauper to The Bangles to Madonna to Chaka Khan, Prince has written some of the most well-known songs of the last three decades. Here are 10 song that you may not have known that Prince penned for other artists.

Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U”


Undeniably Sinead O’Connor’s biggest hit. “Nothing Compares 2 U” was written and composed by Prince with his side project “The Family.” The heartbreaking ballad became a worldwide hit when the controversial Irish singer released it as the second single from her second studio album, I Do Not Wand What I Haven’t Got.

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