A New Flame (Simply Red)
A new flame has come
And nothing she can do
Can do me wrong
Written by lead singer Mick Hucknall this was the third single from Simply Red’s third album – also called A New Flame. While the previous single – a remake of If You Don’t Know Me By Now – hit #1 in the US this song didn’t even hit the Hot 100. However, it performed better in their home UK where it reached #17.
Fun fact: Hucknall says that between 1985 and 1987 he slept with around 3,000 women. That’s taking the idea of “a new flame” literally.