1. David in Houston says

    No. No. Just no. If it pales by comparison, don’t do it… unless you WANT to perform in the lobby of the Holiday Inn. On a positive note, her band members are very cute.

  2. Logan says

    At her concert in Minneapolis on Nov. 14, Robyn sang this song. It was amazing to experience. Of course the crowd went crazy since Minneapolis is Prince’s hometown. The studio version is nice. The live version was better.

  3. Guill66 says

    Not bad at all!

    Thank GOD they didn’t throw in some talentless rapper trash to destroy it – something most artists seem to do lots these days to appeal to the lowest order of taste.

  4. says

    Perhaps I have been living in a cave, but is this supposed to be someone reasonably famous? Will she now attempt to reprise the role of Scarlett O’Hara in a remake of Gone with the Wind? Girl, some things don’t need to remade.

  5. Justin says

    Tessie, Robyn is the answer to better pop music. Both Body Talk albums are so…much more deserving to saturate the airwaves than the likes of whats top 40 today.

  6. DR says

    No. Off-key, flat and utterly devoid of the emotion Price put into it.

    I don’t buy into the idea that songs are untouchable, but if you cover it, you better do the song justice, and Robyn doesn’t.

  7. Craig Mingus says

    That was terrible and I can’t believe it was released to the public. She’s completely off-key and vocally it sounds forced. Definitely not one of her best performances/recordings.

  8. says

    If you want to hear Prince’s version of “When Doves Cry,” go press play on his CD.

    If you want to hear an innovative and unrestricted artist give a new and different interpretation to a Prince track, then you found her.

    Robyn is the real deal. An unconventional pop star with genius leanings and talent that won’t quit.

    Don’t be so quick to dismiss just because you were waiting hear an identical replay to a Prince song.

    To get into Robyn, download “Be Mine,” “Dancing on my Own” “With Every Heartbeat” and the acoustic version of “Indestructible.”

    You’re welcome for the Robyn conversion.

  9. DH says

    When the Scissor Sisters did their cover of Comfortably Numb, it was brilliant, but the Pink Floyd purists just couldn’t get it.

    Like any good cover, this sounds very different from the original. Interesting take on the synth riff.

  10. alguien says

    robyn could probably do a concert of farm animal sounds and it’d be great. i like that she makes that song her own rather than just doing a carbon copy of prince’s orginal.

    saw her 2 nights ago and she kicked ass. she’s probably getting too famous now though so i’m guessing she’ll not be playing many clubs that small anymore.

  11. DR says

    no one is criticizing the fact she’s doing something different with the song, we’re criticizing her off-key, flat and emotionless vocals. There’s a difference.

  12. Joe says

    so damn good! Robyn is amazing! Why would I want it to sound like the original? I could just go and listen to prince then! So good, so good!

  13. unokhan says

    wait, what. this is a joke, rite? if it’s a spoof of lame chanteuse efforts at serious funk she nailed it.

  14. Jacknasty says

    >No. Off-key, flat and utterly devoid of the
    >emotion Prince put into it.


    Britney Spears could do better than that. And she’s a talentless idiot.

    You know who I’d like to hear cover this song? Winehouse. She could do it justice. This gal? Not so much. Bitch can’t sing.

  15. Jason says

    I do not get this hideous woman. So many friends love her and she’s just lost on me. She looks like a dried out tampon and has no musical talent that I can hear.

  16. Shazza says

    WTF did Prince do to this chick?!
    I’m gonna be scrubbing out my brain with ear bleach for a week.

  17. says

    “Robin Miriam Carlsson[2] (born 12 June 1979), better known by her stage name Robyn, is a Swedish recording artist, singer, and songwriter. Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hit “”Do You Know (What It Takes)”” from her debut album Robyn Is Here (1997). She co-wrote the song “”Du gör mig hel igen”” (“”You Make Me Whole Again””) for Melodifestivalen 1997. The popularity of her number-one hit “”With Every Heartbeat”” and subsequent album release Robyn (2005) brought her mainstream success worldwide. In January 2009 Robyn won a Swedish Grammis award for Best Live Act 2008.
    Robyn released the first of a trilogy of albums to be released over the course of 2010 titled Body Talk Pt. 1, in June of that year, peaking at number one. It was her first album since Robyn. The album’s lead single “”Dancing on My Own”” was released a few weeks prior to the album’s release; it became a hit single worldwide and brought her a Grammy Award nomination for the category of Best Dance Recording in 2011. A follow-up album, Body Talk Pt. 2, was released on 6 September, entering straight at number one the Swedish chart,[3] and the final album of the trilogy, Body Talk, was released on 22 November 2010 with lead single “”Indestructible””. “”Call Your Girlfriend”” was the second single to be released from Body Talk.[4]