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Bruce Springsteen shares free download of 'Purple Rain' cover

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Bruce Springsteen dedicated his Saturday night set at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Prince, performing a poignant rendition of the late icon’s 1984 smash, “Purple Rain.” Now, Springsteen has made that cover available as a free digital download.

The track is one of Prince’s most beloved songs and in its heyday, it peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. charts during a two-week run, but has since soared to No. 1 on iTunes following the funk pop legend’s April 21 death.

Springsteen’s tribute counts him among the ever-growing list of musicians who have paid homage to the Purple One throughout the last few days. Usher saluted Prince at Coachella over the weekend, Chris Stapleton covered the icon’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” at a Saturday concert, and the casts of The Color Purple and Hamilton honored the legend at their respective Broadway shows.

“[There’s] never been any better,” Springsteen said at his show, casting the stage in a purple glow. Download his “Purple Rain” cover here and watch the full performance below.