Much of the Hi Infidelity album was inspired by, you guessed it, infidelity. "In Your Letter" is based on a real letter keyboard player Neal Doughty's wife left him, explaining that she was leaving him - he discovered it after returning home from a tour. The song takes her to task, no so much for the cheating, but for how she broke the news:
You could've left him only For an evening let him be lonely But you hid behind your poison pen and his pride
The band's guitarist, Gary Richrath, wrote this song. Another Hi Infidelity track, "Take It On The Run," deals with his own relationship issues.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.
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.