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Thread started 03/02/17 7:26am

soladeo1

If Prince released a covers album - YOU pick the tunes!!!

Man, I would have loved to see Prince release a covers album. What songs would you have liked him to cover? YOU pick! 12 songs max!

Here's mine:

1. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

2. The Hounds of Love - Kate Bush

3. Ask - The Smiths

4. Whenever You're On My Mind - Marshall Crenshaw

5. I Know I'm Losing You - The Temptations

6. Them Changes - Buddy Miles

7. Just Like Heaven - The Cure

8. The A Team - Ed Sheeran

9. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreignor

10. Spaceman - The Killers

11. Rain - Patty Griffen

12. A Day In The Life - The Beatles

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Reply #1 posted 03/02/17 10:12am

TrivialPursuit

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He's covered hundreds of songs live, and a small handful on record. It's hard to find good ones he hasn't plowed into already in some fashion. But...

The one cover I want to hear, if it exists, is "Like A Prayer". If he did his own version of "Bad" from MJ, I wanna hear that too.

The Beatles - When I'm 64 (he's good at those quirkly little songs; or Can't Buy Me Love)

Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

Duran Duran - Say A Prayer (or Electric Barbarella, which sorta seems obvious in a funny way)

Steely Dan - Black Cow

Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start

Adam Ant - Wonderful

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #2 posted 03/02/17 11:17am

mynameisnotsus
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For some weird reason I always wanted him to do a cover of Sad But True by Metallica shrug
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Reply #3 posted 03/02/17 11:20am

soladeo1

TrivialPursuit said:

He's covered hundreds of songs live, and a small handful on record. It's hard to find good ones he hasn't plowed into already in some fashion. But...

The one cover I want to hear, if it exists, is "Like A Prayer". If he did his own version of "Bad" from MJ, I wanna hear that too.

The Beatles - When I'm 64 (he's good at those quirkly little songs; or Can't Buy Me Love)

Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

Duran Duran - Say A Prayer (or Electric Barbarella, which sorta seems obvious in a funny way)

Steely Dan - Black Cow

Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start

Adam Ant - Wonderful

This would be wonderful: They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start

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Reply #4 posted 03/02/17 11:38am

NorthC

Sign of the Times by The Belle Stars biggrin
Keep on rockin' in the free world
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Reply #5 posted 03/02/17 11:48am

SoulAlive

I always wanted him to do "Tempted" by Squeeze smile it's one of my all-time favorite songs

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Reply #6 posted 03/02/17 12:58pm

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If You Want Me To Stay nad Family Affair by Sly And The Family Stone.

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Reply #7 posted 03/02/17 1:24pm

NoOneReally

For me I'd want him to do 'Dark Side of the Moon' the whole album.

'Shine on You Crazy Diamond' and 'Wish You Where Here'. All from Pink Floyd.

Plus

'Barracuda' and 'Magic Man' [He would need to change the lyrics a little] from Heart.

And

Pat Benatar's cover of 'Wuthering Heights' [again, he would need to change the lyrics a bit].

Pat Benatar's 'Invincible' & 'Shadows of the Night'.

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Reply #8 posted 03/02/17 1:35pm

soladeo1

NoOneReally said:

For me I'd want him to do 'Dark Side of the Moon' the whole album.

'Shine on You Crazy Diamond' and 'Wish You Where Here'. All from Pink Floyd.

Plus

'Barracuda' and 'Magic Man' [He would need to change the lyrics a little] from Heart.

And

Pat Benatar's cover of 'Wuthering Heights' [again, he would need to change the lyrics a bit].

Pat Benatar's 'Invincible' & 'Shadows of the Night'.

OOOOHHH, this would be awesome!!!

'Shadows of the Night'!!!

I have a feeling he could REALLY take this tune to the next level.

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Reply #9 posted 03/02/17 2:07pm

dodger

I always wanted him to do November Rain. Could picture switching between Axl's piano bits and Slash's solo
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Reply #10 posted 03/02/17 2:55pm

214

Like A Rolling Stone would be great.

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Reply #11 posted 03/02/17 4:02pm

SquirrelMeat

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The Beatles - I'm looking through you

Muse - Super massive black hole

Stevie Wonder - He's Mistra Know It All

Bare Naked Ladies - Call and answer

Jesse Johnson - I'm Just Wanting You

Bruce Stringsteen - Waitin on a sunny day

Lenny Karvitz - Black & White America

Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now

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Reply #12 posted 03/02/17 4:08pm

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Love to know if he ever tested himself with maggot brain? His version of machine gun was pretty impressive!
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Reply #13 posted 03/02/17 5:25pm

TrivialPursuit

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SquirrelMeat said:

The Beatles - I'm looking through you

Muse - Super massive black hole

Stevie Wonder - He's Mistra Know It All

Bare Naked Ladies - Call and answer

Jesse Johnson - I'm Just Wanting You

Bruce Stringsteen - Waitin on a sunny day

Lenny Karvitz - Black & White America

Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now


YES!

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #14 posted 03/02/17 5:38pm

IstenSzek

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Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
The Beatles - Taxman

Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic
Rolling Stones - Angie
Kelis - Been Given A Morning

Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line

Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
Massive Attack - Protection
Eurythmics - Savage

Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #15 posted 03/02/17 6:02pm

PurpleYoda3121

IstenSzek said:

Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
The Beatles - Taxman

Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic
Rolling Stones - Angie
Kelis - Been Given A Morning

Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line

Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
Massive Attack - Protection
Eurythmics - Savage

Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne

Yesssssss

"We've got a new member, Wendy. She wants to live forever. Maybe she will."
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Reply #16 posted 03/02/17 6:07pm

LuvuInMe

Help me - Joni Mitchell

Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley

Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones

Use Me - Bill Withers

Valerie - Amy Winehouse (on acoustic guitar)

Just Like Heaven - the Cure

The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel

Love is God.
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Reply #17 posted 03/02/17 6:09pm

LuvuInMe

soladeo1 said:

Man, I would have loved to see Prince release a covers album. What songs would you have liked him to cover? YOU pick! 12 songs max!

Here's mine:

1. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

2. The Hounds of Love - Kate Bush

3. Ask - The Smiths

4. Whenever You're On My Mind - Marshall Crenshaw

5. I Know I'm Losing You - The Temptations

6. Them Changes - Buddy Miles

7. Just Like Heaven - The Cure

8. The A Team - Ed Sheeran

9. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreignor

10. Spaceman - The Killers

11. Rain - Patty Griffen

12. A Day In The Life - The Beatles

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Had to steal Just Like heaven, that sounds amazing!! one of my all time fav songs

Love is God.
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Reply #18 posted 03/02/17 6:21pm

soladeo1

LuvuInMe said:



soladeo1 said:


Man, I would have loved to see Prince release a covers album. What songs would you have liked him to cover? YOU pick! 12 songs max!



Here's mine:



1. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin


2. The Hounds of Love - Kate Bush


3. Ask - The Smiths


4. Whenever You're On My Mind - Marshall Crenshaw


5. I Know I'm Losing You - The Temptations


6. Them Changes - Buddy Miles


7. Just Like Heaven - The Cure


8. The A Team - Ed Sheeran


9. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreignor


10. Spaceman - The Killers


11. Rain - Patty Griffen


12. A Day In The Life - The Beatles



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Had to steal Just Like heaven, that sounds amazing!! one of my all time fav songs



I know. Prince would have CRUSHED it.
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Reply #19 posted 03/02/17 7:26pm

Iamtheorg

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This thread made me sad actually.

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Reply #20 posted 03/02/17 7:27pm

robertgeorge

My list would be, assuming Prince had these mastered and raring to go before last April

1 Don't let me down - The Beatles (reserve Strawberry fields forever - guitar heavy version)

2 Life on Mars? - David Bowie (reserve young americans)

3 Why can't I be you - The Cure

4 Castles made of sand - Jimi Hendrix (his villanova junction was fine, also little wing or are you experienced as reserves)

5 karma Police Radiohead

6 Maybe your baby -Stevie Wonder (he has covered it before)

7 Benny and the Jets - Elton John

8 Symphony in Blue - Kate Bush

9 The River - Joni Mitchell

10 Since i've been loving you Led Zeppelin

11 Estranged (Guns n Roses with a reserve of Civil War)

AND

I just want to acknowledge already metioned songs - If you want me to stay - sly and the family stone (One of my favorite songs ever)

Like a prayer (in the vault as previously stated) and Bad (his i'll show Michael version)

November Rain (Prince don't need the band, he is the band or NPG power trio (bland and Sonny T)

Save a Prayer (Duran Duran) this is an incredible song posted by another user and Prince would slay it. Especially the chorus.

Landslide - Flleetwood Mac was a fantastic suggestion from another poster, I liked his version of Fleetwood Macs the Chain too.





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Reply #21 posted 03/02/17 7:33pm

soladeo1

robertgeorge said:

My list would be, assuming Prince had these mastered and raring to go before last April



1 Don't let me down - The Beatles (reserve Strawberry fields forever - guitar heavy version)

2 Life on Mars - David Bowie (reserve young americans)

3 Why can't I be you - The Cure

4 Castles made of sand - Jimi Hendrix (his villanova junction was fine, also little wing or are you experienced as reserves)

5 karma Police Radiohead

6 Maybe your baby -Stevie Wonder (he has covered it before)

7 Benny and the Jets - Elton John

8 Symphony in Blue - Kate Bush

9 The River - Joni Mitchell

10 Since i've been loving you Led Zeppelin

11 Estranged (Guns n Roses with a reserve of Civil War)

AND

I just want to acknowledge already metioned songs - If you want me to stay - sly and the family stone (One of my favorite songs ever)

Like a prayer (in the vault as previously stated) and Bad (his i'll show Michael version)

November Rain (Prince don't need the band, he is the band or NPG power trio (bland and Sonny T)






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Life On Mars? by Prince would have been INSANE!!!!!
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Reply #22 posted 03/02/17 7:51pm

jonnymon

I'm all over the board here.

Ribs - Lorde
Great Wide Open - Tom Petty
I'm in the Mood - John Lee Hooker
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - BeeGees / Al Green
Back in a New York Groove - KISS
She's Fed Up - Stephen Marley
Old Man - Neil Young
Fat Bottom Girls - Queen
Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlaks
Workin Day and Night - Michael Jackson
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Reply #23 posted 03/02/17 8:52pm

SimonCharles

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TrivialPursuit said:

He's covered hundreds of songs live, and a small handful on record. It's hard to find good ones he hasn't plowed into already in some fashion. But...

The one cover I want to hear, if it exists, is "Like A Prayer". If he did his own version of "Bad" from MJ, I wanna hear that too.

The Beatles - When I'm 64 (he's good at those quirkly little songs; or Can't Buy Me Love)

Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

Duran Duran - Say A Prayer (or Electric Barbarella, which sorta seems obvious in a funny way)

Steely Dan - Black Cow

Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start

Adam Ant - Wonderful

Far out...Wonderful by Adam Ant? What a choice!... how about (You're So) Physical, too?

I was not a fan of Prince releasing covers on his albums when he had so much material hidden away but, if we're going to play the game...:

The Christians - Hooverville

QOTSA - Lost art of keeping a secret

Eagles of Death Metal - (I Used To Couldn't Dance) Hot Pants

Kate Bush - Army Dreamers

Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way

Mdness - Our House

The The - Slow Train to Dawn

Faith No More - Paths of Glory

Mister Bungle - Egg

hmmm....

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Reply #24 posted 03/02/17 9:21pm

SoulAlive

"I Can't Tell You Why" by the Eagles----imagine Prince singing this in falsetto and then playing some incredible guitar during the last section
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Reply #25 posted 03/02/17 9:54pm

lrn36

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Sistermidnight- Iggy Pop

Jump Into the Fire- Harry Nillson

the Dream- Culture Club

Think It Over- The Cars

Do You Dream in Color? Bill Nelson

Magic- Olivia Newton John

Crosseyed and Painless- Talking Heads

The Makings of You- Curtis Mayfield

The Whole of the Moon- The Waterboys

Am I the only one who had a hard time picking rnb and funk songs? Sly Stone and James Brown seemed too obvious. Funkadelic is hard to do without sounding like Funkadelic. Prince always sounded best playing his own brand of funk and soul.

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Reply #26 posted 03/02/17 10:12pm

robertgeorge

lrn36 said:

Sistermidnight- Iggy Pop

Jump Into the Fire- Harry Nillson

the Dream- Culture Club

Think It Over- The Cars

Do You Dream in Color? Bill Nelson

Magic- Olivia Newton John

Crosseyed and Painless- Talking Heads

The Makings of You- Curtis Mayfield

The Whole of the Moon- The Waterboys

Am I the only one who had a hard time picking rnb and funk songs? Sly Stone and James Brown seemed too obvious. Funkadelic is hard to do without sounding like Funkadelic. Prince always sounded best playing his own brand of funk and soul.

Yes to the highlighted above, Sister midnight is a groove that could do with some 1999 era minneapolis funk and the Dream is one of the best Culture Clubs and could fit a dreamy Parade era (maybe even with Clare Fischer strings)

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Reply #27 posted 03/02/17 10:21pm

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SimonCharles said:

TrivialPursuit said:

He's covered hundreds of songs live, and a small handful on record. It's hard to find good ones he hasn't plowed into already in some fashion. But...

The one cover I want to hear, if it exists, is "Like A Prayer". If he did his own version of "Bad" from MJ, I wanna hear that too.

The Beatles - When I'm 64 (he's good at those quirkly little songs; or Can't Buy Me Love)

Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

Duran Duran - Say A Prayer (or Electric Barbarella, which sorta seems obvious in a funny way)

Steely Dan - Black Cow

Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start

Adam Ant - Wonderful

Far out...Wonderful by Adam Ant? What a choice!... how about (You're So) Physical, too?

I was not a fan of Prince releasing covers on his albums when he had so much material hidden away but, if we're going to play the game...:

The Christians - Hooverville

QOTSA - Lost art of keeping a secret

Eagles of Death Metal - (I Used To Couldn't Dance) Hot Pants

Kate Bush - Army Dreamers

Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way

Mdness - Our House

The The - Slow Train to Dawn

Faith No More - Paths of Glory

Mister Bungle - Egg

hmmm....

Bonus track - Cameo - Word Up.

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Try my shoes on...
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Reply #28 posted 03/03/17 1:44am

united1878

Bobby McFerrin - Simple Pleasures
The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
Ween - Freedom of '76
Dr. John - Right Place Wrong Time
Various Artists - Way Down In The Hole (from The Wire)
Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Jazz Standard - Autumn In New York
Supergrass - Alright
Living Colour - Love Rears Its Ugly Head
Stone Temple Pilots - Plush

cool
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Reply #29 posted 03/03/17 2:10am

DaveT

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1. Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen

2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

3. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

4. Canned Heat/Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai

5. Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

6. There's A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

7. Open Your Heart - Madonna

8. Disintegration - The Cure

9. Fix You - Coldplay

10. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

11. Paradise City - Guns 'n' Roses

12. Breathing - Kate Bush



thumbs up! ... awesome thread idea by the way!

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