The world is still in shock from the breaking news earlier today that music icon Prince passed away at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota. Tributes are pouring in across the internet, with fans and friends sharing their fondest memories of 57-year-old multi-platinum artist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee.
But the best way to celebrate his life is to listen to his music, as countless thousands of people are doing right now. And fans aren’t alone: Prince’s music touched countless musicians, too. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite covers of his classic songs but this is by no means an exhaustive list—if we’ve left out your favorite Prince cover, please leave it in the comments below so we can all enjoy it together. Dig in and turn it up.
Chris Cornell — Nothing Compares 2 U (from The Family)
Muse — Sign O’ The Times (from Sign O’ The Times)
The Sidekicks – Kiss (from Parade)
CHVRCHES — I Would Die 4 U (from Purple Rain)
Cory Branan – Under The Cherry Moon (from Parade)
Foo Fighters — Darling Nikki (from Purple Rain)
Nate Ruess of fun. — Let’s Go Crazy (from Purple Rain)
Corey Taylor of Slipknot — Little Red Corvette (from 1999)
Patti Smith — When Doves Cry (from Purple Rain)
Limp Bizkit — 1999 (from 1999)
John Mayer — Raspberry Beret (from Around The World In A Day)
Lydia Loveless — I Would Die 4 U (from Purple Rain)
And now, to relive the greatest Super Bowl halftime show of all time: