“Nothing Compares 2 U” – Sinead O’ Connor

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Hard to believe this one is almost 25 years old. I was a huge fan of Sinead O’Connor’s first album “The Lion and the Cobra” from 1987 and when I heard this track in the early months of 1990, I was completely knocked out and knew it was an instant classic. Despite what I felt at the time, the surrounding album “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got,” was not as good as “Lion and the Cobra,” but it still was quite good. Prince originally wrote this song for a band called The Family, whose version I have not been able to track down. The video is also a classic.

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“Jackie” – Sinead O’Connor

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The stunning opener from O’Connor’s debut album “The Lion and the Cobra.” It’s the song that hooked me when someone played this album in the record store I was hanging out in during the winter of 1987-1988. Even 25 years later, it still puts chills up my spine.