|Different Light is the second studio album by The Bangles.
The album contained Manic Monday, written Prince under the pseudonym Christopher.
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Prince’s input was a result of him having taken a liking to the The Bangles’ song 'Hero Takes a Fall' from their 1984 album All Over the Place. He provided them with Manic Monday and Jealous Girl, of which they chose the first, feeling it most fitted their style.
Prince’s original version of Manic Monday (originally intended for the Apollonia 6 album) was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, while The Bangles recorded their version at Sunset Sound’s sister studio The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California. they are believed to have used some of the basic tracks on their own version.
The album produced five singles, Manic Monday, If She Knew What She Wants, Walk Like An Egyptian, Walking Down Your Street, and Following. Manic Monday became The Bangles’ biggest hit to date (reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, behind Prince and the Revolution’s own Kiss, before their follow-up single, Walk Like An Egyptian, reached number 1.
The album reached number 2 on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums Charts.