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The 14 best covers of Prince songs that show his versatile genius

So the Purple one has left us, no doubt to go and jam with Bowie and Lemmy up in the great beyond.

But what a treasure trove of music he has left us (with more to be discovered in the vaults at Paisley Park, if rumours are to be believed).

And, as well as his own recordings, his songs were covered by countless artists who counted him as a major influence, with some often spectacular results.

Read on for 14 versions of tracks that you may not know existed.

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