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Radio 75, side A, track 8: “Cruel To Be Kind” by Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be KindOh, Nick Lowe, I don’t remember where or when I first heard this song, but I do remember that as a real little kid, probably 4 or 5, I absolutely loved it.  I haven’t heard it in forever, but it still hasn’t lost its charm.  I did a little reading about this one and turns out this was one of the first videos ever played on MTV, and the video included footage of your actual wedding.  I don’t know if this is the kind of song one wants associated with their wedding, but it does make this one even more charming to me.  I didn’t understand what “cruel to be kind” meant as a kid, I just knew that it was fun to sing.  So we’re going to leave it at that, because this song (and now the video for it) just make me happy.

lyrics to “Cruel To Be Kind”

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