independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Sun 19th May 2019 10:21pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Songs you wished Prince had covered?
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 1 of 3 123>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 03/10/19 12:56pm

LaurenceNoonan

Songs you wished Prince had covered?

For me, it's gotta be "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd, an acoustic version with his voice would have sounded absolutely beautiful, like the acoustic set he did on the Musicology tour!

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 03/10/19 1:16pm

mikeyaddict

avatar

Zig and Zag - Them Girls Them Girls. Anything by 2Unlimited.
Comin str8 outta Preston...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 03/10/19 2:43pm

IstenSzek

avatar

this is something i'm very curious about, regarding the vault. i wonder how many cover songs
are in there and if they will ever release them on a compilation or something. it would be so
interesting to see what songs he covered, especially unexpected choices.


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 03/10/19 2:49pm

Madhouse6

U2’s ‘with or without U’
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 03/11/19 9:41am

TrivialPursuit

avatar

Covers are cute n' all, but I don't need to hear Prince sing them. He has plenty of his own music I want to hear. The only thing close is if there is a version of Madonna's "Like A Prayer". Otherwise, release original tunes from the vault.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 03/11/19 9:47am

TheFman

None, cause he's bad at it.

Otherwise i'd say: Bridge over Troubled Water

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 03/11/19 1:20pm

peedub

avatar

war pigs

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 03/11/19 9:31pm

RJOrion

"Dont Ask My Neighbors" - The Emotions...
i always thought that wouldve been the perfect cover for P...stylistically and lyrically
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 03/12/19 3:48am

CherryMoon57

avatar




"Big Yellow Taxi"

They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot SPOT

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
Then they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em

Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

Hey, farmer, farmer,
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
Please!

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got 'til its gone?
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

Late last night I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

I said
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 03/12/19 4:05am

databank

avatar

OK Go's White Knuckles. In the studio. With the Camille voice. He would have killed it nod

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs

A COMPREHENSIVE PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY (work in progress ^^): https://sites.google.com/...iscog/home
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 03/12/19 4:30am

iZsaZsa

avatar

TheFman said:

None, cause he's bad at it.

Otherwise i'd say: Bridge over Troubled Water


Nice one.
What?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 03/12/19 4:31am

iZsaZsa

avatar

RJOrion said:

"Dont Ask My Neighbors" - The Emotions...
i always thought that wouldve been the perfect cover for P...stylistically and lyrically

That would have blown my mind.
What?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 03/12/19 5:36am

LIBRA

Papa Was A Rolling Stone!

Everybody's lookin 4 the ladder, it's in the garage
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 03/12/19 6:03am

ThatWhiteDude

avatar

TrivialPursuit said:

Covers are cute n' all, but I don't need to hear Prince sing them. He has plenty of his own music I want to hear. The only thing close is if there is a version of Madonna's "Like A Prayer". Otherwise, release original tunes from the vault.

YES! biggrin

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 03/12/19 7:09am

sulls

avatar

databank said:

OK Go's White Knuckles. In the studio. With the Camille voice. He would have killed it nod

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs

That woulda been a good one!

"I like to watch."
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 03/12/19 7:23am

RJOrion

iZsaZsa said:

RJOrion said:

"Dont Ask My Neighbors" - The Emotions...
i always thought that wouldve been the perfect cover for P...stylistically and lyrically

That would have blown my mind.



word!...and if he sang it with the classic Prince falsetto??...sheeeeeit
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 03/12/19 9:10am

TheEnglishGent

avatar

I want to hear his rumoured version of Bad.

RIP sad
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 03/12/19 9:12am

soladeo1

SO MANY!

I know it's a cliche but I would have loved to hear his take on Kate Bush's THIS WOMAN'S WORK.

Also,

ONCE IN A LIFETIME by The Talking Heads

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT by The Smiths

LET'S GO by The Cars

DRIVE by The Cars (reportedly one of his favorite songs)

RAIN by Patty Griffin

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS by Foreignor

IMMIGRANT SONG by Led Zeppelin

THEM CHANGES by Buddy Miles

JUST LIKE HEAVEN by The Cure...

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 03/12/19 9:42am

iZsaZsa

avatar

TheEnglishGent said:

I want to hear his rumoured version of Bad.


Yes!

And he loved Sugar Daddy. Maybe that too.
What?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 03/12/19 9:58am

NorthC

soladeo1 said:

SO MANY!



I know it's a cliche but I would have loved to hear his take on Kate Bush's THIS WOMAN'S WORK.



Also,



ONCE IN A LIFETIME by The Talking Heads



PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT by The Smiths



LET'S GO by The Cars



DRIVE by The Cars (reportedly one of his favorite songs)



RAIN by Patty Griffin



I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS by Foreignor



IMMIGRANT SONG by Led Zeppelin



THEM CHANGES by Buddy Miles



JUST LIKE HEAVEN by The Cure...


He actually DID play Them Changes WITH Buddy Miles at the aftershow in the Cabaret Metro in Chicago in 1993.
[Edited 3/12/19 9:59am]
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 03/12/19 10:34am

soladeo1

NorthC said:

soladeo1 said:

SO MANY!



I know it's a cliche but I would have loved to hear his take on Kate Bush's THIS WOMAN'S WORK.



Also,



ONCE IN A LIFETIME by The Talking Heads



PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT by The Smiths



LET'S GO by The Cars



DRIVE by The Cars (reportedly one of his favorite songs)



RAIN by Patty Griffin



I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS by Foreignor



IMMIGRANT SONG by Led Zeppelin



THEM CHANGES by Buddy Miles



JUST LIKE HEAVEN by The Cure...


He actually DID play Them Changes WITH Buddy Miles at the aftershow in the Cabaret Metro in Chicago in 1993.
[Edited 3/12/19 9:59am]



?????!!!!! Really??!!!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 03/12/19 11:08am

Musze

avatar

A one-man performance of "HOTEL CALIFORNIA" by The Eagles ala CRYSTAL BALL.

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 03/12/19 12:21pm

lust

avatar

Black Velveteen by Lenny Kravitz.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 03/12/19 1:40pm

BlueShakooo

databank said:

OK Go's White Knuckles. In the studio. With the Camille voice. He would have killed it nod


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs


I didn't know that song.
It's great!
And the video is really funny!
Thank you!
"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 03/12/19 1:45pm

NorthC

soladeo1 said:

NorthC said:


He actually DID play Them Changes WITH Buddy Miles at the aftershow in the Cabaret Metro in Chicago in 1993.
[Edited 3/12/19 9:59am]



?????!!!!! Really??!!!

https://princevault.com/i...ro_Chicago
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 03/12/19 2:45pm

EddieC

Funkadelic's "Cosmic Slop."

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 03/12/19 3:01pm

jstar69

David Bowies classic Moonage Daydream - preferably during his SOTT or Lovesexy period. I think he could’ve done that song justice.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 03/12/19 3:16pm

pinkcashmere23

Fire and Skin Tight by Ohio Players. With his love for those songs, I would have thought he would have done them often as he did with Love Rollercoaster. I really love his cover of Let's Go by The Cars that he performed at the shows in 2011.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 03/12/19 3:17pm

rdhull

avatar

maggot brain

lol it aint the estates fault you all devoured bootlegs and heard everything
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 03/12/19 3:58pm

LadyLayla

avatar

I'm going off topic a little--but I'd like to hear Steven Tyler do "Endorphine Machine"

Style is the second cousin to class
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 1 of 3 123>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Songs you wished Prince had covered?