This Jazz-flecked Put Your Needle Down track was written by The Secret Sisters with Bob Dylan. Laura Rogers of the duo recalled to Uncut magazine: "It's such a crazy thing, part of me still doesn't believe it happened. We'd just about finished most of the record when T Bone (Burnett) said 'Bob has sent over some demos for you.' He just said 'Bob,' no surname, so at first we didn't realize who he was talking about."
Dylan started work on this song in the '80s but never finished it. A fan of the sisters' eponymous debut, he gave the demo to producer T-Bone Burnett. "The melody was written, the demo has him humming along to what he wanted it to be, and the lyrical hook 'whosever told you told a dirty lie' was already there," Laura Rogers recalled to Uncut. "It was an honor to be invited to complete it but incredibly nerve-wracking."
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.