Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
30 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to March 24, 1990
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1 / 2
week 6
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Chrysalis - 2 weeks at No.1
2 / 1
week 7
Get Up! (Before The Night Is Over) - Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K
SBK / Swanyard / BCM
3 / 4
week 5
I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins
Virgin / Atlantic
5 / 9
week 3
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Atlantic
7 / 6
week 11
All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield
Arista
4 / 5
week 5
Escapade - Janet Jackson
A&M
6 / 3
week 5
Dangerous - Roxette
Parlophone / EMI
10 / 8
week 8
Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair
Virgin
9 / 10
week 3
Roam - B 52's
Reprise
new.JPG (991 bytes) Sacrifice - Elton John
MCA / Rocket
 

"Nothing Compares 2 U", released on January 8, 1990, was the lead single of Sinead's second studio album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got. Originally the song was written and composed by Prince for his side project, The Family. But only Sinead's emotional, gutsy performance made it a classic. Painful loss meets stunning vocals beauty with a perfectly understated instrumental arrangement. A part in success had certainly the famous video-clip, directed by John Maybury. It consists mostly of a closeup on Sinead O'Connor's face as she goes through stages of sadness and anger while singing the lyrics. Toward the end of the video, two tears roll down her face. Sinead has said that her tears were real. She explained that the tears were triggered by thoughts of her mother, who died in a car accident in 1985. "Nothing Compares 2 U" climbed to number one in almost all countries and was the biggest hit of the year 1990 globally.

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