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12 songs you had no idea were written by Prince

Business Insider Logo By Carrie Wittmer of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 13: <p>Prince died a year ago Friday, and he is still truly missed. His songs made an indelible mark on pop music and the industry behind it.</p><p> 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. </p><p> Prince <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-prince-dies-live-up-the-many-names-of-prince-1461271252-htmlstory.html"> often used a pen name</a> in these collaborations with other artists to keep his own spotlight away from the songs.</p><p><strong>Here are songs by other artists that were actually written by Prince:</strong></p>

Prince died a year ago Friday, and he is still truly missed. His songs made an indelible mark on pop music and the industry behind it.

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:

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