Untouchables: Songs That Shouldn't Be Remade

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  • Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston
  • Prince, Purple Rain
  • Isley Brothers, Between The Sheets
  • Adele, Someone Like You
  • Michael Jackson, Human Nature
  • Christina Aguilera, Beautiful
  • Michael Jackson, Thriller
  • Steve Wonder, I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • Boyz II Men, End of The Road
  • Marvin Gaye, Let's Get It On
  • Sade
  • Aretha Franklin, Natural Woman
  • Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love of All

"Purple Rain," Prince

The 1984 rock anthem "Purple Rain" conjures up many things. The final scene of the film of the same name, Prince's blistering guitar solo and of course his soulful, emotion-filled vocals. The single, a rock, pop, gospel, orchestral music hybrid is now so synonymous with the iconic performer, it's a song he alone can truly call his own.

(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

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