Despite being ridiculed for it in 1985, when I was 13, I have loved this song from the first time I heard it. The whole country/rock thing isn't something that usually appeals to me - most of what I post here is, let's face it, bubblegum pop - but Maria McKee's vocals sell it, every time. Maria McKee co-wrote the song with Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band (he later played Silvio on The Sopranos).
A little added bonus - here is a true live performance of the song, a little more mellow. Still works.