“Cruel To Be Kind” is still Lowe’s best-known and biggest hit in the US. The song reached a high of #12 stateside, as well as grabbing the number 12 chart slot in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
*Note: Look out for buddy and band member Dave Edmunds playing a chauffeur in the video.
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