Prince, 1970s, Style

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

He might have seven Grammys, an Oscar, 39 albums and an abundance of hits we'll never forget, but Prince is also the creative mind behind some incredibly famous songs that you probably never even realized he was part of.

As we honor the musical genius for the legacy he left behind after he passed away on Thursday at age 57, we also want to applaud him for the impact he left on the music industry as a whole and the success he helped other artists gain, too.

Here are the 9 most famous songs you never knew came from Prince:

1. "Manic Monday" by The Bangles: The band got famous with this hit in 1986, which was originally written by Prince under the fake name of "Christopher."

2. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor: The singer's most famous hit was written by Prince in 1990.

3. "How Come You Don't Call Me" by Alicia Keys: The R&B singer's song was originally produced as the b-side to Prince's "1999."

4. "Jungle Love" by The Time: Prince and Moris Day co-wrote the 1984 song for the movie Purple Rain.

5."I Feel for You" by Chaka Khan: Prince initially wrote the song in 1979, but it only became a hit in 1984 when Chaka Khan covered it.

6. "When You Were Mine"by Cyndi Lauper: Prince originally wrote and released the track for 1980 album, Dirty Mind. Lauper made it famous in 1985.

7. "Stand Back" by Stevie Nicks: When the singer went solo in 1983, Prince helped her co-write "Stand Back."

8."Love Song"by Madonna: Not only was Prince featured as backup vocals and the guitar on "Love Song," he also helped Madonna co-write the 1989 hit.

9. "Pray"by MC Hammer: Coming as his second single after "Can't Touch This," MC Hammer looked to Prince for "Pray," which sounds very similar to "When Dove's Cry."

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.