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Singles file: Prince, Shane MacGowan with Nick Cave and Johnny Depp


Prince's new one is way better than that Vikings song. (By Alexandra Wyman -- Getty Images)

By Allison Stewart

A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind.

Prince: "Cause and Effect"

The Purple One goes (semi) old school on this fiery new track, which premiered on Minnesota Public Radio.

Shane MacGowan and Friends: "I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins cover)

So Nick Cave, Johnny Depp and a bunch of people who aren't Johnny Depp got together to record this vaguely terrifying and completely amazing Haitian relief track. Imagine a less annoying, hygiene-challenged version of the "We Are the World" sessions, except instead of Celine Dion, there were chain-smoking hobos.

(Fabio - not that Fabio - after the jump.)

XV: "Warmup Freestyle"

The Wichita rapper expounds on the virtues of Bo Derek and "Shogun" (we think) on this track from his new mix tape, "30 Minute Layover."

Fabio: "Lindo Sonho Delirante"
From the new '60s/'70s compilation "Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas" comes this minor miracle of fat-bottomed bass, psych-style Tropicalia and licentious, vaguely James Brown-like funk. We're not sure who Fabio is/was, exactly, but it's probably not the Fabio you're thinking of.

Holy Ghost!: "On Board" (Friendly Fires cover)
The Brooklyn remixers and the hook-a-minute Brits do a Peter Gabriel- style song swap.

By David Malitz  |  March 2, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags: Fabio, Holy Ghost, Prince, Shane MacGowan, XV  
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