Hi, Bonnie. I had to give The Bangles’ “Manic Monday” a shout-out in the Chaka Khan entry and in my Spotify playlist, but here’s the reason why I left it off the list: Although it was written by Prince, like Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” it’s not musically connected to the Minneapolis sound. It’s more power-poppy. The Bangles really made it their own, and to this day, a lot of people still don’t realize Prince wrote it.

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