Flashback: “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor

A week has gone by, nothing new about what killed Prince. Rumor has it (from a couple of media sources) is that the 80’s pop star had the AIDS virus. Nothing but conjecture at this point, but in the absence of information, rumor will continue to persist as the media outlets continue the hunt for solid info.

Prince pinned this beauty of a ballad originally for a funk band called The Family in 1985, but Irish singer Sinead O’Connor (no stranger to controversy in her own career, famously ripping up a picture of Pope John Paul II in 1992 on Saturday Night Live) took the song and made it her own, giving her a #1 hit on the Billboard charts in 1990.

I always love a good ballad, and it didn’t hurt that an Irish singer performed it. Wasn’t a bad year for the Irish, as Ireland made the final eight of the 1990 World Cup before losing to host Italy (despite not winning a single game, but winning a penalty shootout over Romania in the round of 16), and Irish horse Go and Go won the 1990 Belmont Stakes.

More to come…


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