“Havana Moon” by Chuck Berry
I like Berry’s non-carefree girls/rock/cars songs best, if only because they’re so rare. Listening to his fast stuff like “Maybellene” and “School Days” it’s obvious he’s a strong lyricist, but most of the time the material is so shrewdly aimed at teenagers. So when you get something like this, telling an actual story with actual depth of emotions, it’s that much more powerful. You wonder whether he would have been able to do more, if this tapped him out.
On a related note, I watched this movie on Sunday. If you like rock and roll AT ALL you should watch it if for nothing else than to see Chuck Berry completely give up on Keith Richards learning how to play one of his riffs properly.