I heard this song on the radio at work. Look at the video.
Instead of talking about the emotional gravity of the lyrics or the randomly crimped sections of the singer's hair, I just want to say I think this would be a really good Karaoke pick if you could sing. Which I can't. Not even a little bit. So what I like to do, when forced into a Karaoke situation, is to sing "Black Velvet" before the regular woman who performs it every week gets a chance. It doesn't matter where you're doing Karaoke, whether it's at a lounge or T.G.I. Fridays. There is always that woman and it's always "Black Velvet." And now she's pissed.