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The 10 Best Songs That Were Never Released (So Far)

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4. Prince, "Others Here With Us"

Sorry, but there is no way for us to make it so you can hear this song without us getting a letter from The Lawyers Formerly Known as Prince's. Recorded around the time of Parade, "Others Here With Us" is a really, really creepy track of ambient-synth screams while Prince sings about ghosts. It sounds like his Royal Badness is guest-spotting on a Creatures track, and is proof positive that the reportedly very deep well of unreleased Prince material is full of treasures. If you can't manage to track down an MP3 of "Others here With Us" then look for "Witness 4 the Prosecution" or "Dance With the Devil," a track cut from Batman for being too creepy.

3. Peter Murphy & Trent Reznor, "Dead Souls"

The album every goth wants is for Reznor and Murphy to sit down in the studio and hammer out some original tunes together. The two of them have been jamming together a lot over the last several years, and even sat down to record some covers of their own songs for a radio session in 2006. As you can hear, they work like a perfect machine, but so far the only thing we have from this fruitful union of gothic heavyweights is YouTube videos of the 2006 session.

2. Radiohead, "True Love Waits"

Thom Yorke has been playing this song at concerts for more than fifteen years. It is one of their most requested live performance pieces, and yet, only this solo acoustic live version has ever been put out on CD. C'mon guys, it's time that we finally got a studio version.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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