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Nick Lowe — Cruel To Be Kind
Album: Labour of Lust
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 205









Released: 1978
Length: 3:23
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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 rtrt wrote:
 
 
Yes it does
last time in 2005 - this needs a play
hi hi..{#Dancingbanana}
Zarba. Absolutely. Makes me grin. Always...
My God, this is one of the best pop songs to come out of that era. Great tune, good harmonies, crystal clear production. It doesn't get any better than this.
One of MY all-time favorites -- who ARE you people saying nasty things about Nick Lowe?
A keeper, indeedy! This song reminds me of working at the dry cleaners everyday after my senior year in high school. Yes. I am old. :roll:
You detractors are obviously 'Now' people.
Cruel to be kind? No you don't.
Not all pop-ish tunes suck. This one is a keeper. Kind of has that Jeff Lynn/ELO thing going on.
MsJudi wrote:
Suddenly feel like I'm listening to bad AM radio....
No, it's worse: it's bad AM radio in 128k hi-fi--meaning you can hear just exactly how utterly awful it is.
Suddenly feel like I'm listening to bad AM radio....
Nuance wrote:
Reminds me of the archies, or happy, shiny comic book goodness like that. no reason to freak out, it's just a little pop song :)
I agree completely with all your points. Not a bad song by any means, but not one of my favorites either.
Chunnamark wrote:
Wow, I've never heard this version of this song before this morning, when I heard it on WERS in Boston... before that I only knew that version that plays during the credits of 10 Things I Hate About You.. I'm the COOLEST!
Yeah, it's sad when the only place you can hear Nick Lowe's version is on a college-run non-commercial station. Public radio forever!
Wow, I've never heard this version of this song before this morning, when I heard it on WERS in Boston... before that I only knew that version that plays during the credits of 10 Things I Hate About You.. I'm the COOLEST!
Reminds me of the archies, or happy, shiny comic book goodness like that. no reason to freak out, it's just a little pop song :)
Great, fun tune. Enjoyable early MTV video.
REPULSIVE! Not to mention shallow, repetitive, insipid, vapid . . . etc.
FANTASTIC!! \:D/
this is a classic - great freaking song
My only affection, however slight, comes from the fact that this song is covered by Letters to Cleo in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. <-(
No better pop song . . .
Mark1970 wrote:
Brings back early memories of when Mtv first started...... D'oh.... just dated myself..... If you aren't tapping you foot to this, you need your pulse checked.....
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stubbsz wrote:
Wow, knocked it down .3 with my harsh rating of 9
Let's get this to the sucko-barfo rating it deserves
Brings back early memories of when Mtv first started...... D'oh.... just dated myself..... If you aren't tapping you foot to this, you need your pulse checked.....
SiniLMan wrote:
Well, it's certainly no Cliff Richard!
Hey, I'm from England where Cliff Richard is a national treasure - like buttered white bread. And CR never put this bad a song on a CD. (Of course, I never listened to a CR CD, I just can't imagine a worse song on any CD.)
danceable but cool song!!!
joe1 wrote:
ha ha!! Another record the Americans do not appreciate....ha ha!!...sums it up.. Stick with Dylan and keep on the rocking chair!!
Well, it's certainly no Cliff Richard!
The kind of song a roller rink would play back in the day
Whoa - I thought I'd been hijacked to a bad 80's stream in cyber purgatory. Then I realized that this is the type of song that makes me appreciate (nearly) everything else you play...
joe1 wrote:
ha ha!! Another record the Americans do not appreciate....ha ha!!...sums it up.. Stick with Dylan and keep on the rocking chair!!
It's good yanks do not apppreciate this, that leaves more copies for the rest of you cats, right. Heard better at Renzo's down on the corner last Wednesday.
this is such a cute song! i love it!
Mainstream but quite likeable.
I give it an 8! Good song!
*yawn*
This is just sad.......
Nick Lowe is simply one of the best songcrafters ever. That this became a hit is deserved; that he hasn't had more is a myssssssssstery.
stubbsz wrote:
Sorry Scott... Adjustment complete
Heh. First 4 people to rate it gave it a 10. I've never seen that. And then a monkey shows up with his finger on the 1. Damn. This reminds me that I found RP when I Googled for Nick Lowe one day. RP used to list on Shoutcast, iTunes, etc. as Eclectic...Rock playing Nick Lowe, etc. (or something to that effect.)
Cruel to Be Kind is one of the stupidest songs I've ever heard.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Wake up and slap a 10 on it!
Sorry Scott... Adjustment complete
Wow, knocked it down .3 with my harsh rating of 9
Wake up and slap a 10 on it!