In this example of a hit written by Prince but a hit for another artist is a little more tentative than the others this week.
Stevie Nicks was getting ready to record her second solo album after leaving Fleetwood Mac when she heard Prince’s hit “Little Red Corvette” while on a drive. Nicks started humming along to the melody, especially inspired by the lush synthesizers of the song. Later, when Nicks went into the studio to record the song, she called Prince and told him the story of how she wrote the song to his melody. He came to the studio that night and played synthesizers on it. He and Nicks did agree however to split the publishing royalties on the song 50-50. Then, she says, “he just got up and left as if the whole thing happened in a dream.”
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