There are songs that never fail to just rip your heart straight from your chest. This is one that does it to me in all it’s beautiful versions.
Nothing Compares 2 U was written and composed by Prince for for his side project, The Family, in 1985.
It was later made famous by Sinéad O’Connor, whose cover was released as the second single from her second studio album, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got in 1990. Who can forget the iconic real tear-filled video…
Prince released his own rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U with Rosie Gaines on vocals in 1993.
Chis Cornell did an incredible cover back in 2015.
And shortly after recorded with his 12 year old daughter Toni who shared the song for father’s day in 2018 and donated $20K from the proceeds to the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid organization which provides refugees with support.
“Daddy, I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you. – Toni”
Ugh my heart. What song rips yours out? Tweet me. <3 Lauren