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It was one of the biggest ballads of the s, helped by an iconic music video and a powerful vocal performance. Sinead O'Connor 's version of a Prince song topped the charts around the world and remains of the greatest power ballads, but what inspired it and how did Sinead come to record it? Here's all the interesting facts about Sinead O'Connor's classic hit to mark its 30th anniversary:. Pop legend Prince wrote the song. In , funk band The Family was created as an outlet to release Prince's music, and a version of the song appeared on their only album, also called The Family. Prince later released a live duet version with Rosie Gaines in , but his original recording was not released until , when it was issued as a single by Warner Bros. Like many Prince songs, the star never fully clarified if there was any particular inspiration behind the song. While many assume that the song about a lost lover, others have said that it was actually inspired by Prince's housekeeper, Sandy Scipioni, who left him to be with her family after her father died. Prince's recording engineer Susan Rogers, later said: "Sandy was the person who made sure he had his favorite beverage, which was Five Alive, and she made sure the house was clean and that there were fresh flowers on the piano and that the socks and underwear were washed.
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The song's lyrics explore feelings of longing from the point of view of an abandoned lover. Prince released his own rendition of "Nothing Compares 2 U", with Rosie Gaines on guest vocals in His original studio recording of the song was eventually released in as a single and later on the posthumous compilation Originals. In , the funk band The Family released their only album, The Family. It contained songs written by Prince with "Nothing Compares 2 U" being one of those songs. The song appeared more-or-less as filler music on their album and was not released as a single and received little recognition. Prince had earlier recorded the song in , which went unreleased until as a posthumous single released digitally in April of that year. The song became an international hit for O'Connor. Prince took no interest in performing it in concerts, however, in the years after O'Connor turned it into a hit in , he began performing the song live. He also recorded a solo version for his concert film Rave Un2 the Year , as well as for his live album One Nite Alone
It's been seven hours and fifteen days Since you took your love away I go out every night and sleep all day Since you took your love away Since you've 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. It's been so lonely without you 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. All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the backyard All died when you went away I know that living with you, baby, was sometimes hard But I'm willing to give it another try. Compartilhar no Facebook Compartilhar no Twitter. It's been seven hours and fifteen days Since you took your love away I go out every night and sleep all day Since you took your love away Since you've 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 to you It's been so lonely without you here Like a bird without a song Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling Tell me, baby, where did I go wrong?