Sinead O'Connor's, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" was released 6 months before my 18th birthday.
"Nothing Compares 2 U" - the song and video - expresses emotion in a way I hadn't seen or experienced previously. It is raw and so very real. No bullshit or artificial feelings or fake camera-ready moments. Sinead reveals, up close, what heartbreak really feels like. It's devastating and beautiful.
I suspect most of you are familiar with this song. Tonight, as I listen to muffled late night street sounds and witness the lightning bugs glow in the bushes a few feet below my bedroom window on a calm Georgia evening, I listen to this amazing song - and anything and everything different than peaceful melts into obscurity and disappears into the invisible.
I absolutely love this performance. It's Sinead O'Connor with "Nothing Compares 2 U" (written by Prince).