The metropolis id tribute to the late music icons — who both ssed away earlier this year — as more than 1.5 million people watched the impossible show.
In special homage to Prince — who died on April 21 grey 57 — the harbour bridge was lit as bosses arranged for it to «rain purple» as the mythical track played in the background.
Fireworks director Fortunato Forti estimated that «for the first time, it would rain purple this year…not no more than off the barges, but also off the Sydney Harbour Bridge».
The display also y up tribute to Bowie — who lost his battle with cancer on January 10 — and his hit catch S ce Oddity, with Saturn, moon and star-shaped fireworks all being shaped into the ceremony.
Fireworks co-producer Catherine Flanagan said: «This year, unhappily, we saw the loss of many music and entertainment legends around the world.
«So celebrating their music as as regards of Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks displays is an opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and what the tomorrow may hold.»
The celebrations came after the UK air date for the new David Bowie coat titled David Bowie: The Last Five Years was finally exposed.
The BBC recently confirmed to Express.co.uk that they are going to be airing the documentary on BBC Two on January 7 at 9pm, which is three days rather than the first anniversary of Bowie’s death.
The footage is set to feature unseen minutes in the late artist’s life, as well as unheard audio interviews.
The glaze will also reportedly include a never-before-heard a cappella take of Lazarus.
The BBC had a while ago confirmed that the documentary would be focusing on Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, alongside the make up musical Lazarus, which recently opened in London.
The footage has been tactless by Francis Whately as a follow-up to his 2013 documentary David Bowie: Five Years.