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How did we miss this Sinead O'Connor gem from 1987?



Finally, Wuench Beat Me to It Week comes to an end with this bonus entry - six this week instead of the customary five. Today's artist might be argued to have been found in the 80s, because her 1987 debut album reached number 36 on the US Album chart and was certified gold. However, none of the singles released from ‘The Lion and the Cobra' made the American Pop chart.

I'm talking about the Irish singer/songerwriter Sinead O'Connor. And, like The The and Aztec Camera whom I covered earlier this week, O'Connor has had two songs included in Kevin Wuench's terrific Lost & Found series here on the Stuck in the 80s blog.

But, he didn't feature this one. It's ‘Mandinka' from her debut release and it clearly demonstrates the power of her voice.  

I may list her as a Never Found in the 80s, but she was certainly found in 1990 with her cover of the Prince-penned, now classic, ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,' which was a worldwide number one. Not too shabby.

- Jim ‘Dr. Dim' Fitzsimons

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