Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the 1980sSelections include 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' 'Lady In Red' and 'The Final Countdown'
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3. Chris de Burgh - 'Lady In Red'
This is certainly a wussy song, but I'm not sure it's bad. It sort of has a cool vibe. It was also a huge shot in the arm to Irish singer Chris de Burgh. If you haven't heard of him, he's sort a poor man's Paul Carrack. He wrote this song about his wife Diane after seeing her in a red dress across a crowded room and not realizing it was her. Two years before the song came out, a Gene Wilder movie named The Woman in Red hit theaters. It's pretty widely forgotten, but worth checking out. What's up with Gene Wilder these days? He seems to be as off the grid as Chris de Burgh.