Prince Secretly Wrote a Song for… Kenny Rogers?


While the Gambler and Prince may seem like an unlikely musical pairing, in 1986, Kenny Rogers recorded the song “You’re My Love,” written by none other than Prince.

In the days since his untimely death at age 57, much has been learned about Prince, and that includes the fact that he often wrote songs under pseudonyms. One such pseudonym was “Joey Coco,” a writer on Rogers’ “You’re My Love” from his album, They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To.

In addition to the Kenny Rogers cut, “Coco” also had a country song recorded by Deborah Allen entitled “Telepathy.”

Listen to “You’re My Love” here:

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