11 Songs You Didn’t Realize Prince Wrote, From ‘Manic Monday’ to ‘Stand Back’ (Videos)

Music legend, who died in 2016, had a hand in more hits than you know him for

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“Manic Monday” by The Bangles

Prince wrote this track for Apollonia 6 in 1984, but decided to hold onto it. Two years later, it became the Bangles’ breakout hit.

“Jungle Love” by The Time

The Time’s biggest impact on pop culture, “Jungle Love” was co-written by Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr.

“Round and Round” by Tevin Campbell

Prince wrote and produced this song for Campbell’s platinum debut record “T.E.V.I.N.”

“I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan

Originally appeared on Prince’s 1979 self-titled album and made famous five years later. Prince won a Grammy for Best R&B Song for her cover.

“Love Song” by Madonna

Prince player guitar, uncredited, on three “Like a Prayer” tracks, and “Love Song” was a full-blown collaboration between the two.

“Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor

Originally performed by Prince’s side project the Family, Sinead O’Connor’s cover turned the track into a smash.

“The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E

Sheila E was Prince’s protege of sorts, and her biggest hit was written and produced by him

“A Love Bizarre” by Sheila E

Sheila E’s other big hit also was written by and featured Prince’s background vocals.

“The Bird” by The Time

Prince wrote, produced and played all the instruments except guitar on what would be one of the Time’s seminal hits.

“How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore“ by Alicia Keys

Originally a B-side for the Prince record “1999,” Keys revived it in 2001 with a spelling change — the Prince version was called “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore.”

“Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks

The story goes that Nicks wrote “Stand Back” while listening to the Prince track “Little Red Corvette” — and then Prince decided to help out with the studio recording, playing synth and probably contributing in other more intangible ways.