80s, Covers vs Originals, Music
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Covers vs Originals (pt.5): ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

“Nothing Compares 2 U”

A lot of you are probably wondering why this song was chosen. First off, most of you probably don’t know that this song is a cover. If that is the case you probably wouldn’t know that not only is this song a cover but it is in fact the most commercially successful cover of all time. And if you didn’t know those first two points you most definitely didn’t know that this was a song originally written and performed by Prince. Yes! Prince! That guy who had no name for a while and just went by a symbol. And finally the craziest part. This is not only the best selling cover of all time, it is in fact Prince’s best selling song of all time! Oh yeah, Prince’s most commercially successful song he has ever written is performed by another artist. That artist of course, Sinead O’Connor.


Once you comeback from that complete mind blowing, take a listen to both and decide…Who is better?

Original: Prince, Released 1985, from the album The Family


Cover: Sinead O’Connor, Release 1989, from the album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got




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