500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Sinead O'Connor, 'Nothing Compares 2 U'
Producers: O'Connor, Nellee Hooper
Released: March '90, Ensign
21 weeks; No. 1
Originally recorded by one of Prince's flop side projects, the Family, the tune became the Number One song of 1990 in O'Connor's rendition. The video focused on her face for four minutes until she shed a lone tear. "I didn't intend for that moment to happen," O'Connor said, "but when it did, I thought, 'I should let this happen.' "
Appears on: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Capitol)