Vocalist Colbie Caillat appears on this jazzy, piano-based ballad, which Jerrod Niemann penned with Richie Brown. Niemann told Billboard magazine that the Californian singer recorded her part not in a studio, but a hotel room. "I talked to her on the phone a few times. I was just so blown away that she could do her recording in a hotel room," he said. "It was so unconventional. To work with someone like her is a real honor."
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.