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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 13:  RITZ CLUB  Photo of PRINCE, Prince performing on stage - Purple Rain Tour  (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
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Originally released by Prince's 1985 side project The Family, "Nothing Compares 2 U" was re-recorded by Sinead O'Connor in 1990, hitting #1 in 19 countries. O'Connor later claimed Prince — who occasionally sang the song live after O'Connor released it — never liked her version and allegedly threatened her with violence and chased her down a hill.
Nothing compares 2 u
Chaka Khan recorded "I Feel for You" in 1984, a few years after Prince put the song on his 1979 self-titled album, and Khan's version, a mix of funk and hip-hop, won her a Best R&B Song Grammy in 1985. Prince reportedly wrote the tune for one of his crushes, the jazz-funk singer Patrice Rushen — and as per Khan, it's "a song that appeals to a lot of the younger kids."
I Feel For You
In 1984, Sheena Easton came out with her own Prince-penned single, "Sugar Walls." The record, famous for the lyric "Come spend the night inside my sugar walls," was controversial for its time, and future Second Lady Tipper Gore included the song as part of the Parents Music Resource Council's war on the music industry.
Sugar Walls
"Round and Round," released by Tevin Campbell in 1990, was about making it in a big city — a facet of life that Prince didn't really touch on in most other songs. Campbell, later known for his song "Can We Talk," was only a teenager when he sang "Round and Round,” but it ended up garnering him a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal.
Round and Round