From Prince Vault
This list includes all songs known to be written by Prince (regardless of official credits, and/or whether a studio recording is known to exist). Recording information on songs is not always available, or not accurate enough to state a specific year of recording. In this case, the year will be followed by a *.
This list purposely doesn't include the following categories of songs which are not reputed as having being written or co-written by Prince:
- songs known to contain a Prince participation as a musician and/or producer, example: 77 Bleeker St..
- studio or released rehearsal cover of another artist's song by Prince, example: A Case Of U, Crimson And Clover.
- remix of another artist's song by Prince, example: Lolly Lolly.
You can find a list of these songs in our Contribution and Cover songs page.
A list of only Prince-penned songs that remain unreleased can be found here: Unreleased Songs.
|Title||Artist: Initial release||Year of Recording||Year of Release|
|Y Should Do That When Can Do This?||: NPG Music Club download||2000||2001|
|Yah, U Know||-||1986||-|
|Y'All Want Some More?||-||1986||-|
|Yellow||Sheila E.: Romance 1600||1985||1985|
|Yes||The Family: The Family||1984||1985|
|Yo Mister||Patti LaBelle: Be Yourself||1986||1989|
|You Know How||-||1979/1980||-|
|You Really Get To Me||-||1977||-|
|You Will Be Moved||Mavis Staples: The Voice||1992||1993|
|Young And Beautiful||Prince: One Nite Alone...||2001||2002|
|Your Love Is So Hard||-||1989||-|
|Your Show||Liv Warfield: The Unexpected (planned release)||2013||-|
|You're All I Want||-||1982||-|
|You're My Love||Kenny Rogers: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To||1982||1986|
|You're Such A Fox||Grand Central Corporation||1976||-|
|Zannalee||Prince: The Undertaker (video)||1993||1994|
|Zebra With The Blonde Hair||-||1985||-|