Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
It's time for the May 1, 2016, Battle of the Bands.
Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy provides us with this information about the bloghop:
The whole thing is really quite simple: You select two different versions of the same song (versions you feel might give each other some competition in the voting) and you post them on the 1st and the 15th of each month. On the 7th and 21st of each month, you add your own personal vote to the mix, total up all the votes and announce the winner on your blog.
Beyond that, just try to have fun with it and let your readers/voters have fun with it.
Much later, Prince performed the song live with Rosie Gaines, and released it on a compilation album in 1993. He also recorded a solo version and released it in 2002.
It's not easy to find videos of Prince. The best I could do was this version of Nothing Compares 2 U sung by His Royal Purpleness, with Mary J. Blige:
Mary J. Blige & Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U... by FerrellSouza
Nothing Compares 2 U is better remembered as a one-hit wonder by Irish singer, Sinéad O'Connor.
Her version became a huge hit in 1990. Every time my son and I see the video, one of us says, Oh, God, I love this song, while the other agrees.
Your task is to decide if you prefer the composer of the song, Prince, as he sings it with Mary J. Blige, or the killer hit by Sinéad O'Connor. Please vote in your comment. If possible, tell us the reason behind your vote.
I'll announce the winner on May 7. It's been almost one year since someone took her love away from me, and nothing compares to her.
Try not to cry. It's a song to break your heart.
Infinities of love,
I hope you'll also visit these participants in the bloghop.