Unreleased Version of Prince Performing “Nothing Compares 2 U” Has Been Released and Holy Crap, It’s Amazing

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I’m not going to pretend I’m some Prince aficionado, but my mom did listen to him a lot when I was growing up and I rarely missed a showing of “Purple Rain” on TBS.

But, you don’t need to be a Prince expert to be truly amazed at the original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U” sung by Prince.

Sinead O’Connor covered the song in 1990 and made it a hit, but after Prince’s sudden death in 2016 fans needed and wanted his version of the song. And now, it’s here. And you guessed it– nothing compares.

Warner Bros. Records has released the original version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” written, arranged, performed, and produced by Prince along with a video of the legend rehearsing.


And for comparison’s sake: