Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)

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"Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)"
Single by The Jacksons
from the album 2300 Jackson Street
ReleasedJanuary 27, 1989 (1989-01-27)
Length5:22 (album version)
4:31 (7" edit)
  • L.A. Reid
  • Babyface
The Jacksons singles chronology
"Time Out for the Burglar"
"Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)"
"2300 Jackson Street"
Music video
"Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)" on YouTube

"Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)" is the first single released from The Jacksons' album 2300 Jackson Street. The song was co-written by L. A. Reid and Babyface. "Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)" is considered one of The Jacksons' last successful singles before the group's breakup, peaking at #4 on the US Billboard R&B Singles chart. It became the group's last Top 40 hit in Britain, peaking at #33 on the UK Charts. This would be their only hit song to date, without Michael Jackson. A music video was produced to promote the single.[1]


  • Album version (5:22)
  • 7" edit (4:13)
  • Extended version (7:42)
  • Sensitive Vocal Mix (6:00)
  • The Mix (7:05)
  • Choice Dub (5:50)
  • Bass World Dub (5:50)


  • Jermaine Jackson, Randall Jackson: Lead Vocals
  • The Jacksons: Background Vocals
  • L.A. Reid: Drums, Percussions
  • Babyface: Keyboards, Electric Bass, Guitar, Soloist
  • Donald K. Parks: Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
ARIA Singles Chart 89
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 17
Chile Singles Chart 24
Dutch Singles Chart 18
German Singles Chart 26
Italian Singles Chart[3] 30
New Zealand Singles Chart 16
Swiss Singles Chart 24
UK Singles Chart 33
US Billboard Hot 100 77
US Billboard R&B Singles chart 4