I know next to nothing about Keith Urban (only that he's an Australian country musician who's shacking up with Nicole Kidman).
Then why the hell am I so enamoured with his song You'll Think of Me?
First time I heard it several months ago, I stopped dead in my tracks. It drew me in, captivated me, made me drop what I was doing (although truth be told, I was only too glad for an excuse to take a break from writing an article on satellite radio). Why are songs of loss, breaking up, unrequited love, impossible love, so damn popular?
Are people so masochistic deep down inside that they find some sort of perverse pleasure in this kind of music? It could be that breakup songs reinforce the notion that you only appreciate a good thing (or person) once you lose him/her -- in which case, you're a sad, pathetic nutcase. And maybe impossible love songs are a hit among people who want what they know they can't have -- which is sadder and even more pathetic. lol.