Prince: An Unmatchable Run Of B-Sides

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

February 22, 2018

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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…”