Sinéad O’Connor, the best songs

In his career, Sinéad O’Connor (died July 26, 2023, aged 56) has released ten studio albums. Her most famous song, Nothing Compares 2 Uis listed as one of Billboard’s 100 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Written by Prince, it is just one of the many masterpieces that the artist has delivered to the world.

Nothing Compares 2 U

In 1985, Prince he wrote Nothing Compares 2 U for Susannah Melvoin, the keyboardist of her band (The Family). The woman came out of a troubled relationship, which is found in the song, but the song did not achieve the desired success. In 1990, advised by her manager, Sinéad O’Connor decided to record a new version forr I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Go. He sang it thinking about premature death of the mother, giving it a nostalgic intensity, which tells of loss and pain. Through her voice and his rendition, O’Connor transformed Prince’s song into an immortal masterpiece.


Featured on Sinéad O’Connor’s debut album, The Lion and The Cobra, Mandinka peaked at number 17 in the UK Singles Chart and number 6 in Ireland. The artist performed it at Late Night with David Lettermanon the occasion of his first television appearance in the United States. “The Mandinka are an African tribe, mentioned in the book Roots by Alex Haley. To understand this passage one must read the book,” she explained.

No Man’s Woman

Lead single from his fifth studio album, Faith and Courage, No Man’s Woman it has powerful text. Sinéad O’Connor sings about the teases of men, and she calls herself one independent lady with a strong connection to her faith. Considered a kind of coming out, she seemed to remind people who Sinéad was, after a long silence.

I Want Your (Hands on Me)

Delivered to fame by Miami Vicewho inserted it in his episode, I Want Your (Hand on Me) is among Sinéad O’Connor’s best-known songs. The merit of her success? The perfect fusion between alternative rock and hip-hop of the early nineties.

The Empire’s New Clothes

In The Empire’s New ClothesSinéad O’Connor sets the words of Saul Williams.

The song is about personal woes amid the oppression of the world around us: “I’ll live by my own policies / I’ll sleep with a clear conscience.” The artist makes one criticism of the world, to the United States in primis, to their imperialism, to capitalism, to the systemic oppression of individuals and communities. What emerges is a society in crisis, where leadership has failed, violence dominates, and there is still a struggle for justice and equality.