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Listened to a song went down a rabbit hole or Songs That Give Bad Advice

I am sure everyone over 45 heard this song way, way too many times growing up. I heard it today in a store and have not heard it in years.

The post was going to be “Songs That Give Really Bad Advice”. But I did some research on the song and its utterly interesting. The B section of this post asks that question.


The song is from 1979. Song written by cowritten and sung by Nick Lowe. The song is Cruel To Be Kind. Its about a man whose girlfriend says “Its kind to be cruel in just the right measure”. Now the video reenacts his wedding to his wife. I suspect his wife is who said it.

Now you are asking who is wife is. This is where the rabbit hole is. His wife is Carlene Carter. They were married from 1979 to 1990. Remember song came out in 1979. Now some are saying who? Actually I did too.


Carlene Carter is the daughter of June Carter and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash.

That is Carlene Carter playing the bride. I have no clue what songs she made that were popular. She is a singer and singwriter. I am sure you are all somewhat familiar with the Carter family. They are a music dynasty in country music. I am not a country listener so my knowledge is not that great about the family. I am sure others here are.


A bio of Nick Lowe. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Lowe

A bio of Carlene Carter https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlene_C…

What other songs give really bad advice?. This is definately one of them.

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