Suzanne Vega’s subject matter of child abuse — disguised behind an infectious melody and warm folk-rock production — gave her a somewhat unlikely hit. Her “Luka” spent its third week in the Billboard Hot 100’s top five, ranking at No. 4.
Sneak peek of tomorrow’s issue: Are they folk? Are they country? Either way, Grammy-winning Nashville duo (and Taylor Swift pals) the Civil Wars cover Billboard and discuss their contributions to “The Hunger Games” soundtrack. Story hits Billboard.com tomorrow morning (March 9).