Chris Isaak "Wicked Game" (1989)
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 6
Thanks to the minimal production and Chris Isaak's subtle vocal style, "Wicked Game" understands the real emotional risk, the consequences of intimacy. It's a song about letting another person capture a significant part of your soul, and how the potential for hurt can make one feel helpless. For one partner, it might be just another game; for the person on the other side, it's an act of cruelty.