This was the first single released off of Young for Eternity, and the first released after the band signed for Warner Records.
This song is a hugely energetic fan favorite, and for the longest time was the band's set opener on live tours. On later tours it would swap with "We Don't Need Money To Have A Good Time" occasionally, but would even so be played somewhere to a rapturous response.
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.
"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.