By Lara Mondae

His B-sides are better than your A-sides.

At the height of his powers Prince recorded a fascinating run of b-sides. Stellar songs that compelled one to buy the single just to get the b-side. The freakishly talented rocker crafted little gems that he tucked away on the flipside of some of his most popular singles.

Here are some of my favs (not in chronological order):

How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?

Another Lonely Christmas

She Always in My Hair

17 Days

Erotic City

Irresistible Bitch

In addition to those song he also wrote and gave away “Manic Monday” to the Bangles, and “Nothing Compares 2 U”, which Sinéad O’Connor had a hit with. Don’t forget to check out Chris Cornell’s sultry version.

“I keep your picture beside my bed, and I still remember everything you said…”


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