Saturday Night Jam Sessions: Nothing Compares 2U Edition

Today's Sunday Afternoon Jam Session is brought to you by Nothing Compares 2U. Who did it better?

As epic as 80s tunes were, the song, Nothing Compares 2U, ranks as one of the most memorable, am I right? It was actually released in 1985 by The Family and was written and composed by Prince.

But I’m willing to bet that the version you remember most is the one sung by Sinéad O’Connor. It is for me. And I absolutely love it. It’s haunting and moving and gives you all the feels.

Then last week, my brother, Danny, sent me the link to a cover version by Chris Cornell that lent it a modern raspiness that is a pretty cool listen.



Sinéad O’Connor Cover Version


Chris Cornell Cover Version



Want to sing along? Here are the lyrics below. And tell, me: who do you think sang it best?

Nothing Compares 2U

It’s been seven hours and fifteen days
Since u took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since u took your love away

Since u been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues

`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u

It’s been so lonely without u here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong

I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they’d only remind me of you
I went to the doctor and guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said, “Girl, you better try to have fun no matter what you do.”
But he’s a fool

`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u

All the flowers that u planted, mama
In the back yard
All died when u went away
I know that living with u baby was sometimes hard
But I’m willing to give it another try

Nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u
Nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u
Nothing compares
Nothing compares 2 u

About Erica

Erica writes with humour and heart about family, #fit40s and living life in the carpool lane. Part-time banker by day and Netflix-addicted-cake-decorator by night, Erica's in-between time is spent dreaming up ways to ruin her kids' lives. Obviously.
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