Kip Moore penned this tale of two star-crossed lovers with Josh Miller and Troy Verges. He also dropped a video in which he performs an acoustic version of the song.
"If any of us have lived any, we've been in that situation before," Moore said of the song's storyline. "I wrote this song in a very melancholy fashion, which is what [you hear] with the video. The lyric is heart-wrenching."
"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.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.