Sunday, April 21, 2024

Prince Estate Will Release Album of “Originals,” Songs He Wrote That Were Hits for Other People


The Prince estate will release an album of “Originals, ” consisting of songs he wrote that were hits for other people. For some idiotic reason they’re going to stream it exclusively on Tidal for two weeks, then release it on June 21st via Warner Bros. No one has Tidal, and no one cares. I hope they got a big fat fee for that.

Here’s the tracklisting:

1. “Sex Shooter” — Apollonia 6, Apollonia 6 (1984)
2. “Jungle Love” — The Time, Ice Cream Castle (1984)
3. “Manic Monday” — The Bangles, Different Light (1985)
4. “Noon Rendezvous” — Sheila E., The Glamorous Life (1984)
5. “Make-Up” — Vanity 6, Vanity 6 (1982)
6. “100 MPH” — Mazarati, Mazarati (1986)
7. “You’re My Love” — Kenny Rogers, They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To (1986)
8. “Holly Rock” — Sheila E., Krush Groove (OST) (1985)
9. “Baby, You’re a Trip” — Jill Jones, Jill Jones (1987)
10. “The Glamorous Life” — Sheila E., The Glamorous Life (1984)
11. “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” — The Time, What Time Is It? (1982)
12. “Love… Thy Will Be Done” — Martika, Martika’s Kitchen (1991)
13. “Dear Michaelangelo” — Sheila E., Romance 1600 (1985)
14. “Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me?” — Taja Sevelle, Taja Sevelle (1987)
15. “Nothing Compares 2 U” — The Family, The Family (1985)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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