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Nothing Compares 2 U is the sixth track on The Family's first and only album The Family. Prince wrote seven of the eight songs on the album, but Nothing Compares 2 U is the only track for which Prince takes official credit.

After becoming a worldwide number one single when covered by Irish singer Sinead O'Connor , Prince began playing the song live, and in 1993, he released a live version (sharing lead vocals with Rosie Gaines) as the eleventh track… read more

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  • Avatar for vanjulio
    nothing can take away this blues
  • Avatar for Caryopteris
    I love Prince's music usually, and I really wanted to hear his version of his song because I love the one Sinead did, but this doesn't sound like Prince It does sound like a sad Rudolph (the red-nosed)
  • Avatar for danboyle86
    I don't know what version this is that came up thanks to YouTube, but I'm not a fan. Doesn't sound like Prince at all and I'm just not feeling it.
  • Avatar for katrand
    For anyone saying this is a wonderful cover, Prince actually wrote this song. Sinead's version is the cover. I believe that the studio version of this song is on Prince's 1st album, titled "Prince" (early 80s). Check it out! By the way, I love both versions - both artists are amazing and bring their own genius to the song.
  • Avatar for kissmylips22
    Nobody compares to the Purple one !
  • Avatar for marsjanka115
    I love Prince version of this song!!!! [2]
  • Avatar for FunkyBigBand
    My favourite version is the one he played solo live with Eric Leeds on sax. It's brilliant...I also love the duet he did with Rosie G, never gets old.
  • Avatar for tom_dissonance
    and yet that sounds like the definition of Rosie Gaines on this
  • Avatar for somnambulik
    Sinead's version is so superior, I can't believe people think Prince's is better. W.T.F. [2]
  • Avatar for Metallicatz
    I haven't heard the live version with Rosie. I've only heard a Prince studio version which is much, much better than Sinead's version.

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