With a career that has spanned decades, Prince was a musical inspiration to many. His unique talent and rhythmic sound influenced the sound of many current musicians. In honour of Prince’s career, we have gathered a list of some of the best covers of his most famous songs.
His legacy lives on through modern music and in the hearts of many artists and fans .
“Darling Nicki” – The Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters covered this song in 2003. The cover was not released as a single but was included on the vinyl-only compilation album Medium rare.
“Let’s Go Crazy” – Incubus
Incubus covered this Prince song in 2009 for their Monuments and Melodies album.
“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Alicia Keys
This song was included on Alicia Keys album Songs in A Minor. She also slightly changed the tittle.
“Nothing Compares 2 U” – Chris Cornell
This cover of the song features only the singers voice backed up by acoustic guitar and cello.
“The Beautiful Ones” – Beyoncé
It couldn’t get more beautiful than Beyoncé covering a Prince song.
“Purple Rain” – Eva Vergilova
Eva Vergilaova shreds out this amazing version on Prince’s song “Purple Rain”.
“When Doves Cry” – Patti Smith
Patti Smith brings the perfect amount of personality to this cover.
“Never Take the Place of Your Man” – Goo Goo Dolls
This cover was sung by Lance Diamond it was included on their album Hold Me Up.
“Kiss” – Tom Jones
When Tom Jones covered this song, it became one of their most popular songs to that point.
“I Would Die 4 V” – Chvrches
The band covered this song at one of their performances in 2012, they changed the name of the song to “I Would Die 4 V” in reference to their band name.
“I Feel For You” – Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan’s cover of “I Feel For You” became a Billboard hit and received enormous attention for this cover.
“Lets Pretend We’re Married” – School of Fish
The band School of Fish covered the song on the B-side to their single “3 Strange Days”.
“If I Was Your Girlfriend” – TLC
Covered on the TLC album, CrazySexyCool, released in 1994, and on their FanMail Tour.