This ballad was the debut single and first hit for American Country music singer Jimmy Wayne.
The music video, which portrays Wayne singing and playing guitar in a desert was directed by Trey Fanjoy. The Country singer told Great American Country TV that he learned a valuable lesson on his debut promo clip. Said Wayne: "We were in Sedona, Arizona, and obviously it was my first video. The thing that I remember the most was they played the song, and I was supposed to lip-sync. I didn't know that, so I thought that you were actually supposed to sing the song. So I'm out there singing like crazy."After a number of takes, Wayne found he was losing his voice and he wondered how all the other artists make it through a long day of singing on film. "I got hoarse at the video shoot," he said. "[Then] they told me you weren't actually supposed to be singing."
"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.
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.