Comparing “Nothing compares”

We’re talking about music, and how to use music to learn languages, in some classes this week and next. One thing you can do is find different versions of the same song and compare them. So of course I have to use this song as an example: Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”. How would you compare these 4 versions?

Chris Cornell’s cover, from 2015. Prince died last year. Now Cornell is gone, too. 😔

Sinead O’Connor’s version, from 1990. This really brings me back.

Coldplay’s tribute to Prince, with James Corden (of Carpool Karaoke fame):

And Prince:

Here are the lyrics for Sinead O’Connor’s version. The others are slightly different.