Friday, June 11, 2010

#980 Sinead O'Connor - "Mandinka"

There is plenty to say about this bald brash Irish lass. She was not only controversial because of her lack of hair, but for her statements on politics, sex and religion. She was perhaps most famous for her cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” but before that she had a great albu...m in the 80s called “The Lion and the Cobra”. She charted two songs from that album on the top 1000 and this is the first one. In case you were wondering, Mandinka are an ethnic group from West Africa (Ivory Coast, Sierre Leonne, Senegal, Liberia, etc) but its totally unclear if her song has anything to do with these dudes but with her mostly political and meaningful songs, I would imagine she has some sympathy for the plight of West Africans…at least 23 years ago she did!

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