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

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

Prince was a Rennaissance Man, a musical superstar who had a hand in far more than just the songs you know him for.

“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.

“’03 Bonnie & Clyde” by Jay-Z featuring Beyonce

The first blockbuster collaboration between Jay-Z and Beyonce featured lyrics sampled from Prince’s “If I Was Your Girlfriend.”

“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.

“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 the cover.