25 Women Who've Inspired Famous Pop Songs

Diane Davison

Song She Inspired: Chris de Burgh - "The Lady in Red" (1986)
Highest Position on the Billboard Hot 100: 3

Sure, the song's a staple in weight-loss-promoting yogurt commercials nowadays, but back in the '80s, it was a worldwide hit. Released on de Burgh's album Into the Light, the song recalls the memory of the singer's first encounter with his would-be wife. 

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