Number one hit, from 1981, the first time I ever heard Alabama, from the first of their albums–Feels So Right–I ever bought. That melancholy little piano riff wormed its way into my ear first–then that vocal (Randy Owen was the hottest of the hot, back in the day)–and a feeling that, one way or another, we’ve all been there and done that–seen someone we thought was a true love looking back at someone from a past we didn’t share–
Hopeless Romantic loved this and still does. Hell, even Her Majesty loves this. Country as pinto beans and cornbread, and cuts clear to the bone with its description of an old flame that never went out.