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11 Songs Prince Wrote That Were Hits for Other Artists

Though Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home on April 21, the iconic musician's influence continues to live on both in his own music and the music he helped create with other artists.

Though Prince died at his Paisley Park home on Thursday (April 21), the iconic musician’s influence will live on both in his own music and in the music he created for other artists.

Over the “When Doves Cry” singer’s 35-plus-year career, he wrote and assisted on songs for everyone from The Bangles to Stevie Nicks, earning several artists beyond himself Billboard Hot 100 hits. Other musicians took such a liking to his music that they covered his songs “Get It Up” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” and made them hits of their own. 

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To celebrate the legacy of Prince, here are some of the Hot 100 hits written by Prince:

The Bangles, “Manic Monday”

Tevin Campbell, “Round and Round”

Morris Day and the Time, “Jungle Love”

Sheila E., “The Glamorous Life”

Sheena Easton, “Sugar Walls”

Alicia Keys, “How Come You Don’t Call Me”

Chaka Khan, “I Feel for You”

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Martika, “Love Thy Will Be Done”

Stevie Nicks, “Stand Back” (co-written by Prince)

Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U”

TLC, “Get It Up”