Prince wrote this song in the 80's for The Family - a funk band created as an outlet to release Prince's music. This song was not released a single and went unnoticed.
In 1990, Sinead O'Connor recorded the song on her second album and made it a worldwide hit. The video was for this song is really intense and so haunting. The video went on to win the MTV Best Video award for the year.
As a result of the popularity of Sinead's cover, Prince began to perform this song live in concerts. His version features the vocal powerhouse Rosie Gaines.
A number of artists have recorded their version of this song but these are really the only 2 worth mentioning.
I have included both versions in the soundbyte playing. But i also added a live version by Lemar i discovered as well.
Which version works the best for you?