This is the Australian group's biggest hit in the United States. In it, a man thinks he has a chance at the love of a woman who seems to be above his station.
Suggestion credit: Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
"Icehouse" is Australian slang for an insane asylum. The group had one other US hit a few months earlier with "Crazy," which charted at #14. They were much more popular in their native Australia, where "Electric Blue" was a #1 hit and continues to get airplay.
John Oates of the duo Hall & Oates wrote this with Icehouse lead singer Iva Davies. In 1986, Hall & Oates split up to pursue other interests; Daryl Hall released his second solo album that year, while Oates worked as a producer and songwriter. They reunited in 1988, releasing the album Ooh Yeah!.
CheekemonkeyWas this song featured in an 80s movie?
Albert from AlbertaThe model in the video is Cassandra Delaney who was married to John Denver from '88-'93.
Krista from Chicago, IlI just love this song! The lyrics are excellent!
Camille from Toronto, OhI agree, Travis, the 80s were filled with little gems like this one. I always liked the song.
Travis from Grandisland, FlGreat song! God the 80's were filled with little gems like this one. I still of the lines "Oh I had a dream, For a moment I believed it was true Oh I'd have given anything just to be there with you Are you hiding somewhere behind those eyes?"
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.
"Cruise" climbed from 6-5 on the Hot 100 in its 34th week. In doing so it set a record for the slowest ascent to the Top 5 in the chart's history, which was beaten by Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" 42-week clamber to #4 three weeks later.