"Cuts You Up" was the second single from the U.S top 40 album Deep.. It became a modern rock hit in United States in 1990, spending seven weeks at the top of the Modern Rock Tracks charts and winning a Billboard Model Rock track award. It also charted on Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks, peaking at number 55 and number 10, respectively. The single also sold over 250,000 copies in three weeks.