Don Thomas released this classic Northern soul track in 1973. Thomas, whose real name is Charlie Thomas, was a member of The Drifters between 1969 and 1971.
A remixed version by Ian Parton was used in a 2009 Visa TV advert. The commercial features dance and media artist Bill Shannon, who was born with a degenerative hip condition. Shannon has developed a unique dance technique on crutches, which he utilizes in the advert.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.