"Thorn in My Pride" is the third track by The Black Crowes from their second album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. It was the first record by the band to feature Marc Ford on lead guitar, replacing Jeff Cease, who was fired the year before. The album's name derives from the full name of the Southern Harmony, an influential 1835 hymnal compiled by William Walker. It was a record for an album to feature four album rock number-one hits (previously set by Tom Petty in 1989, with three). The album itself reached the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart, propelled by the success of these singles, and on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song peaked at #80.