Sinead O'Connor won't be singing her hit song anymore

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Sinead O'Connor Won't Perform 'Nothing Compares 2 U' Anymore

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor announced Monday she will no longer be singing her hit song "Nothing Compares 2 U."

O'Connor wrote on Facebook: "After twenty-five years of singing it, nine months or so ago I finally ran out of anything I could use in order to bring some emotion to it. ... If I were to sing it just to please people, I wouldn't be doing my job right, because my job is to be emotionally available. I'd be lying."

And there's no denying it. Emotion was a big part of this song, as you can see when she tears up in the music video. (Video via Warner Music Group / Sinead O'Connor)

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NEWPORT, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Sinead O'Connor performs on stage during Day 2 of Bestival 2013 at Robin Hill Country Park on September 6, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)
Musicians Sinead O'Connor, left, and Deborah Harry pose together at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Gala benefits AIDs research worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Robbie Shakespeare, left, and Sly Dunbar pose with Sinead O'Connor, center, and the award they recieved at the Prime Minister Independence Gala in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday, August 6, 2005.The event was to celebrate Jamaica's 43rd year of independence at which a a special tribute to Bob Marley in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his birth was made. Sly and Robbie, "The Riddim Twins", have worked with international artists such as Sinead O'Connor, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, the Rolling Stones and Herbie Hancock. ( AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs at the Prime Minister Independence Gala in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday Aug. 6, 2005. The event was to celebrate Jamaica 's 43rd year of independence at which a a special tribute to Bob Marley in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his birth was made. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Sinead O'Connor arrives at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Gala benefits AIDs research worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
FILE--After three years of therapy, Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, shown in this 1993 file photo, is back on the music scene, with a new outlook on life. O'Connor, 28, is performing this summer with other acts as part of the Lollapalooza '95 tour. It marks her first U.S. appearance since the then-bald singer was booed at a Bob Dylan tribute concert three years ago, after tearing up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on NBC's ``Saturday Night Live.'' She sings about her struggles as a victim of child abuse. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor displays two of her three awards she won at the 7th annual MTV Video Music Awards in Universal City, Ca., Thursday evening, Sept. 6, 1990. O'Connor won for her single "Nothing Compares 2 U" in the video of the year, female video and post modern video categories. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs at the Prime Minister Independence Gala in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday Aug. 6, 2005. The event was to celebrate Jamaica 's 43rd year of independence at which a a special tribute to Bob Marley in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his birth was made. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Sinead O'Connor performs at an outdoor plaza at 59th St. and Fifth Avenue in New York Monday, June 12, 2000, for a taping of the CBS "Early Show." The performance took place despite a suit filed by nearby residents seeking a temporary injunction to halt the concerts, which they say are too loud. The television program will air Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor stands by the backdrop of her album cover during the launching of her album "Throw Down Your Arms," scheduled to be released in September, Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 in Kingston, Jamaica. She recorded the album in Kingston earlier this year with several top Jamaican musicians, including drummer Sly Dunbar, bassist Robbie Shakespeare, guitarist Mikey Chung and trombonist Nambo Robinson. (AP PHOTO/Collin Reid)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 19: Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs live during a concert at the Astra on April 19, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Redferns via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Singer Sinead O'Connor attends the Giorgio Armani & The Cinema Society screening of 'Albert Nobbs' at the Museum of Modern Art on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 27: Sinead O'Connor performs during Mencap's Little Noise Sessions at St John-At-Hackney on November 27, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
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This announcement gained so much attention because that hit 1990 track she'll no longer perform is the very song that quickly brought her fame.

Commenters on her Facebook post seemed to have split opinions about the announcement.

One saying: "Even if it does not stir emotion for you, it does for others. Just a consideration."

Another writing, "You shouldn't sing a song if you don't want to."

Opinions were split on shows like "Today" as well. Al Roker said, "Isn't singing songs to please people part of your job?"

Savannah Guthrie added, "I appreciate her candor because she's saying, 'If that's your song, don't come.'"

The song was composed by Prince, and according to Official Charts, O'Connor's rendition in the music video "has certainly earned its place in the hall of fame."

And we have to remind everyone that in 2009, when asked what her favorite song was from the album "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got," O'Connor told ITN:

"Probably 'Nothing Compares.' I mean, I like a lot of the other songs as well, but if you said, 'Pick one,' it'd be that one."

But we understand - things change. Just don't be surprised when you hear people singing this line due to this announcement:

"Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling."

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