Billboard #1 Hits: #717: ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’- Sinead O’Connor. April 21, 1990. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’- Sinead O’Connor
- Record Company- Ension/ Chrysalis
- Genre: Pop Rock
- Written by Prince
- Time: 5:10
- B-side: ‘ Jump In The River’
- Album-I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and West Germany.
Sinead O’Connor was born in Dublin in 1966. She would qualify as a one-hit wonder in the US- this was her only Top 40 hit- and what a hit it was- 4 weeks at #1 and a #1 hit in over a dozen countries throughout the world. I know a number of people have a strong dislike for her due to some of her public statements and behavior–but no one can deny that this woman has one of the great voices- and she can sing. Its too bad all the personal issues has gotten in the way. She is still out there -with a new memoir -and a new upcoming album coming out in the future. As far as this song- written by some fella named Prince–I haven’t looked it over but It has to be a strong contender for my favorite song from that year. I remember getting a new car the month this came out-and the first album I played in it was I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. Great album.