This song finds a brokenhearted Brooks and Dunn spending their nights in a bar. Their lover has walked out on them and they drown their sorrows underneath the neon bar signs.
Released as the third single from Brooks & Dunn's debut album, Brand New Man, it became the duo's third consecutive #1 single on the Country chart.
Ronnie Dunn wrote the song. It was the only track he wrote solo for Brand New Man.
The American dream-pop band Cigarettes After Sex recorded a cover, which they released as a standalone single in December 2018.
Brooks & Dunn reworked the song with singer Kacey Musgraves for their 2019 duet album, Reboot. The record features re-recorded versions of a dozen of the duo's songs done as duets with other country music artists. Musgraves gives "Neon Moon" a brooding, EDM-influenced twist.
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.
In Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere," the title refers to the name of a horse. They took it from a song in the musical Guys And Dolls where a character sings, "I got the horse right here, the name is Paul Revere."