Americans Love Rod Stewart's "Forever Young": The song did OK but not great in his native UK (it peaked at #57 there), but made the top 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the States. To quote Mojo magazine's 1995 interview of Stewart:
Rod Stewart: "I love 'Forever Young', because that was a real heartfelt song about my kids. I suddenly realized I'd missed a good five years of Sean and Kimberly's life because I was so busy touring all the time. With these kids now I don't make that mistake- I take them on tour with me, so I can watch them grow up. So that's another favorite. Unfortunately, it wasn't a big hit in England, but it's like a national anthem here (America)."