Rosanne Cash - I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me - 1985
I was and am a big fan of Rosanne Cash. I always felt her music was a little tough to define even during her strong run on the country charts. It was a nice blend of adult contemporary at times, country, her fathers influence, sometimes a bit of folk, and sometimes real pop country, like this gem. RC sounded great no matter what kind of music her powerful voice was singing. I loved this song the very first time I played it on WRMZ in Columbus and have loved it no matter what station came next. This is a great example of her incredible versatility that to me is darn rare. This song is very strong, and is a whole lot more produced with a bigger sound than many of her previous songs, and I loved every note of it. This is a fine example of mid 80's Pop Country. It's slick, it's arranged perfectly and I can honestly say I seldom get tired of any RC song, and this is one I can listen to over and over with zero problem. This was a big number one, co-written by her and husband Rodney Crowell and incredible backing vocals from Vince Gill, won her a Grammy, and was penned after and because of losing out on a Grammy a year or two earlier I think to Juice Newton.
Rosanne Cash is a BadA**!