.....Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O'Connor. Written by Prince and originally recorded by his project The Family in 1985, Nothing Compares 2 U is Sinéad's biggest hit on the Hot 100, reaching #1 on April 21, 1990 and remaining in the pole position for four weeks. Sinéad's take on the song related to her mother's death and gave the song ever more feeling and longing than the original. The video for the song became iconic. Mostly shot in close-up on O'Connor's face, the clip went into heavy rotation on MTV and ended up winning Video of the Year at the MTV VMA's over Madonna's Vogue, which of course if absolute rubbish, but whattayagonnado? Nothing also was the third biggest song of 1990 on the Hot 100 and was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. So here is the #1 song from this day 25 years ago, Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O'Connor.