This song is today’s artists favorite song to perform live saying: “when it starts, it has an energy that comes from somewhere unknown and it seems to have no time space. I've never quite understood this sound, but I have NEVER questioned it.”
It was written on her wedding day. She says: "We were driving to Santa Barbara and a new song by Prince came on, so we pulled over somewhere and got the tape. It just gave me an incredible idea, so I spent many hours that night writing a song about some kind of a crazy argument, and it was to become one of the most important of my songs.”
The Prince song was Little Red Corvette and she called him out of the blue, hummed the melody and he listened. They hung up and he showed up within the hour and listened again, walked over to the synthesizers, was absolutely brilliant for about 25 min and then left. He was so uncanny, so wild, he spoiled me for every band I’ve ever had because nobody can exactly re-create it, not even with two piano players, what Prince did all by his little self.
Her biggest regret is that they never performed the song together live. "Had I ever in a million years thought that we would lose him, I would have made sure that that would have happened," she said. "And it didn't. 'I really missed out.' Because that should have happened."
Today’s top 5 song was the lead single of this artist's second solo album “The Wild Heart” in 1983.
Two videos were filmed for the single. The first, which was never aired and is referred to as the "Scarlett Version", was a lavish production directed by Brian Grant and features a Gone with the Wind type scenario. Upon seeing the completed video, the artist rejected it as, according to Grant, she felt she looked fat. This version can now be found on the DVD supplement of her 2007 collection.
In 2019, when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist (she was already in with her band), she opened the ceremony with today’s song a performance of "Stand Back." She explained that the shawl she was wearing was the same one she used when she started performing the song in 1983; when she bought it, her mother was horrified by how much it cost, but it was clearly built to last.