When Prince signed the band Maserati to his Paisley Park label he offered them of a song called “Kiss” to record. He gave them an acoustic demo to work from.
They restructured the song a bit and created a funky stripped down arrangement. When they played Prince their final version he was so pleased. So pleased he decided to take the song back.
Here’s the Maserati version
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Prince simply stripped off the Maserati lead singers vocals and added his own falsetto lead vocal and a guitar solo and released it as a single from his Parade album. The song went to #1!