I can hear you now. “You dolt! How do you not know that Prince wrote ‘Nothing Compares 2 U?’ You write for a music blog, for crying out loud!”
The thing is, I know the history of the song. I know that he wrote the song for The Family’s 1985 debut album. (The “2 U” is a dead giveaway.) I guess I just believe in giving credit where credit is due. And while I do not mean to disrespect Prince in any way, let’s face it, the masses did not know of this song until Sinéad O’Connor recorded her platinum-selling single, which went to #1 in nearly every country in 1990. It was “The Bald One” – not “The Purple One” – that made the song the third biggest hit of that year, the 82nd biggest hit of the decade and, according to Rolling Stone magazine, #162 on the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.