(MEDIA GENERAL) – After the shocking death of musical icon Prince at the age of 57, other legends are remembering how he touched their lives. Prince collaborated with lots of artists throughout his career. He helped launch the careers of some and contributed songs that others took and made into unforgettable hits.
After Prince’s passing, Alicia Keys wrote, “His music left me forever changed.” Stevie Nicks said, “He was my dove.” Madonna called him, “A true visionary.” Cyndi Lauper thanked Prince for his “magical music.” And, Chaka Khan said, “I loved him. The world loved him.”
When President Obama remembered Prince on Thursday, he referenced how much music changed and how many musicians were lucky enough to benefit from his talent.
“Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent,” Obama said. ” ‘A strong spirit transcends rules,’ Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative.”
We’ve put together a list of songs you may not have known came from Prince. Plus, see what the artists who benefited from his collaboration had to say after his death.
Prince wrote this hit made popular by the Bangles.
“Nothing Compares 2 U”
Sinead O’Connor’s popular song “Nothing Compares 2 U” was actually a cover of Prince’s version.
In 1989, Madonna and Prince co-wrote “Love Song.”
“When You Were Mine”
Cyndi Lauper covered Prince’s song “When you were mine” on her debut album.
“The Glamorous Life”
Sheila E’s first single was “The Glamorous Life.” According to CNN, Prince originally wrote it for Apollonia 6.
“I Feel for You”
Prince originally wrote “I Feel for You.” Chaka Khan remade it in 1984 and made it famous, adding her own twist.
Prince wrote the song in 1983 for The Time and also played multiple instruments on the recording.
Stevie Nicks and Prince co-wrote “Stand Back,” according to CNN.
“How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?”
People.com lists this song by Alicia Keys as a Prince original. He wrote it back in 1982. But, it wasn’t a hit until Keys covered it in 2002.
The Associated Press contributed to this story