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Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde was married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds from 1984-1990. In this song, she seems to be feeling vulnerable and inadequate, and is asking for understanding. A hint that it is about Kerr comes in the lyrics, "If there's a method to writing a song how come I'm getting it wrong, you write the beautiful songs baby." Kerr was very successful with Simple Minds, with 16 Top-40 UK hits in the '80s. (thanks, Jeff - Chicago, GA)
Little Big Town
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
Only Madonna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna have more #1 Dance hits than Kristine.
Gym Class Heroes
Their drummer/songwriter with the story behind "Cupid's Chokehold," and how they handle Travie McCoy's solo success.
Tony Joe White
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.