12 songs you had no idea
were written by Prince
While he was making albums of his own, Prince, a prolific songwriter and musician, also wrote and produced songs for other artists. And some of them turned into major hits. There are also quite a few covers of Prince songs that became hits for other artists, like Cyndi Lauper and Alicia Keys.
Prince often used a pen name in these collaborations with other artists to keep his own spotlight away from the songs.
Here are songs by other artists that were actually written by Prince: