The  Artist: Prince. The year: 1984. The Album: Purple Rain. The Song: "Darling Nikki."

The Rubix Cube had everyone perplexed, the Huxtables ruled prime-time and Prince and the Revolution were the biggest rock-stars in the world.


Purple Rain, the sixth album released by Prince, is regularly ranked among the best albums in pop music history. Time magazine ranked it the 15th greatest album of all time in 1993, and it placed 18th on VH1's Greatest Rock and Roll Albums of All Time countdown. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it the second-best album of the 1980s and 72nd on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

The 5th Track on the album was a sexy raw feeling cut named "Darling Nikki." Though the song was not released as a single, it gained wide notoriety for its sexual lyrics and innuendo. Because of it's cult popularity and suggestive lyrics, many bands over the past 25 years have done their own version of "Darling Nikki."

Everyone from The Foo Fighters, Whale, The Asylum Street Spankers and most recently Rihanna and Ghostland Observatory has covered the hypnotic song. These bands range in styles from Emo to Hip-Hop and even Rock. So I have to ask, who did the best cover of Prince's "Darling Nikki?"

First The Original:

Prince And The Revolution: "Darling Nikki"

Now The Cover Artists:


The Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock band originally formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of his previous band, Nirvana. The band got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters.
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters: "Darling Nikki"


Ghostland Observatory is an American music duo based in Austin, Texas. Their music has been described as a combination of electro, rock and funk by Allmusic, and "electro-dance soul rock" by Gothamist.

Ghostland Observatory; Darling Nikki

Two totally different arangements of a cult classic I know, but it's time to sound off. Which band best covered one of the sexiest tracks of all time?

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