The IMC Magazine Issue 15 /May 2016 - Page 67


Mark Riordan

bringing your music trivia facts from around the world


In 1984, Prince accomplished something only the Beatles had one before him: He was topping charts simultaneously with an album, a film and a single (Purple Rain and “When Doves Cry,” respectively).

This actually surprsed me! Prince wrote more songs than The Beatles, with a back catalogue that expands to over 600 tracks.

Did you know that Prince wrote “Nothing Compares 2 U” about bandmate Wendy Melvoin’s sister Susannah Melvoin, a song that became famous when Sinead O’Connor covered it.

Purple Rain’ was originally 11 minutes long. A verse and chorus were cut, because the theme of money was deemed inappropriate. The original lyrics were “Honey I don’t want your money, no, no. I don’t even think I want your love. If I wanted either one I would take your money and, I want the heavy stuff.”


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