Matt Welch has the first video of the series White boy bands play Prince covers. Which really shouldn't be that hard. Prince is an amazing rock guitarist with some excellent pop songs. Any halfway competent band should have no problem with Prince. For example, I sent Matt a link to Warren Zevon covering Raspberry Beret and easily located an mp3 of Semisonic covering Erotic City.
For a bigger challenge -- and thank god for the internet or I would've wasted this time doing laundry or cleaning the kitchen -- how about Prince songs played on the ukelele. Well, how about that?
Taking completely out of the context of the movie, Purple Rain, I've always thought that Darling Nikki was an extremely funny song. It's basically slapstick and proof that Prince does have a sense of humor. I'm not sure that the following video necessarily supports my argument. But do like I did and imagine the lead singer is Tipper Gore after a 5th of Jack Daniels.
Not only is my path to hell paved, it is also covered with 6 inches of Crisco.
Redemption? Hindu Love Gods:
What if Prince and Al Green wrote a song together? Wouldn't say they're completely successful, but it's a decent effort and a not bad song. Band is Quoting Napoleon. Catchy name.