Recently the world bid farewell to our favorite flamboyant superstar Prince. With a career that spanned 40-odd years across a wide array of genres including R&B, funk, rock and new wave, Prince was revered for his spectacularly colorful performances, stunning vocal range and his long list of nicknames and monikers. Between 1980 and 1989, the man behind Purple Rain charted a whopping 44 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any other act in the decade.

Paying tribute to The Kid’s incredibly eclectic career, we scoped out the 12 best covers of Prince’s biggest hits. Prepare to get nostalgic.

12. “1999” (1983) – Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam