Listen to Prince's original "Manic Monday" demo

Listen to Prince's original "Manic Monday" demo

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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]

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