Prince's Former Band The Family Redo 'Nothing Compares 2 U'


(Radio.com) Last week, hundreds of radio stations across the nation paid tribute to Prince by playing "Nothing Compares 2 U" exactly seven hours and 13 days after the pop star died.

The group Prince wrote the 1985 song for, The Family, also paid tribute at the appointed time - which came from the first lyric of the song, "It's been seven hours and 13 days/ Since you took your love away" - by releasing a new recording of the tune.

Using the name fDeluxe, the group formerly known as The Family, re-recorded the song with recent Prince collaborators StrinGenius and released it along with a video.

"It's with a musically heavy heart that tonight we honor our dear friend and musical collaborator Prince on what's to be seven hours and 13 days after his passing," singer Susannah Melvoin says in the beginning of the video. "Our band, the Family - myself, Paul Peterson, Eric Leeds and Jellybean Johnson - offer you a moment of Prince's musical legacy and brilliance with a song that he wrote for us many purple moons ago." Check it out here.

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