Thursday, August 19, 2010
Throwback Of The Day.....Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares To You"
"Nothing Compares 2 U" is a song written in the 1980s by Prince for The Family. In 1990, a recording of the song by Sinéad O'Connor became a number-one hit in many countries, charting in the U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and Germany, and launched O'Connor's mainstream career.
Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor re-recorded the track in 1989 and included it on her second album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, bringing the song to worldwide prominence. The song's music video was a hit on MTV. The single topped the charts worldwide, including the United States, UK and Australia. The song also topped the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart. O'Connor's version was listed at number 77 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time and at number ten on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s".
Due to the popularity of the O'Connor recording, Prince began to perform the song in concert, and included a live duet between himself and Rosie Gaines on his 1993 compilations The Hits/The B-Sides and The Hits 1. Prince also recorded a solo version of the song for his 2002 live album, One Nite Alone... Live!.
At a time in music during the 80's when music was very much heartfelt Ms. O'Connor came and broke the door down with this meaningful song that had many people dedicating this beauty to lovers around the world. Music that you just can't help but feel is something the music game is missing right now, and vocals that surpass a lot of the the pop hits can actually still exist. If a song this slow could hit number one, couldn't it still happen today if coming from the soul??