Listen to Prince's original "Manic Monday" demo

Listen to Prince's original "Manic Monday" demo

While most people know The Bangles’ version of “Manic Monday,” the song was actually written by Prince for the group Apollonia 6. The Purple One wrote it under a pseudonym, Christopher, and originally recorded a demo of the song with Apollonia 6 as a collaboration before deciding their version didn’t really work. Fortunately, the 1984 demo still floats around on the Internet and while the Apollonia 6 gals certainly doesn’t have the pipes to carry the track, Prince’s vocal flourishes help make the cut palatable. Listen below before the track gets yanked from the web forever. [via Doom And Gloom From The Tomb via Buzzfeed]