This is sung in Portuguese. Vocalist D.A. Wallach explained to Complex Magazine: "We did this song in Portuguese because we were struggling to find a lyric in English that wouldn't make it super cheesy."
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.