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I need suggestions for my "A million girls have a crush on you but I have one the most-est" playlist.

So far my playlist has two songs:

The Tide is High by Blondie
and
Hey Stephen by Taylor Swift

I need more songs with that idea of being someone's biggest fan among many and being the most dedicated who will be there in the end and actually get the guy.

Thanks!
posted by chocolatemilkshakes to Media & Arts (29 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
If you're okay with the genders being swapped: the Magnetic Fields, 'Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side'.
posted by Catseye at 4:47 AM on May 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


ABBA - Take a Chance on Me?
posted by Skybly at 4:51 AM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe not the exact vibe you're after but Call Your Girlfriend?
posted by pullayup at 5:19 AM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Melanie, Brand New Key.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:34 AM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dozen Girls - The Damned
posted by otto42 at 5:46 AM on May 8, 2012


"I've Got a Crush On You" (covered by about a million singers of both genders) has a (sometimes skipped) intro that would work from the other side of this:

How glad the many millions
of Annabelles and Lillians/Toms and Dicks and Williams/Timothys and Williams, etc
would be
to capture me

but you had such persistence
You wore down my resistance
I fell
and it was swell

The next set of lyrics also have different versions depending on the singer:

I'm your/You're my big and brave and handsome romeo
How I won you, I will never, ever know
It's not that you're/I'm attractive
but, oh, my heart grew active
when you
came into view

The rest of the song is just a generic crush song.
posted by amarynth at 5:51 AM on May 8, 2012


You Belong With Me >>> Hey Stephen
posted by MangyCarface at 5:56 AM on May 8, 2012


It's not exactly about that, but Lady Gaga's Paparazzi has a lot of lyrics that fit!
posted by songs about trains at 6:12 AM on May 8, 2012


Can You Tell - Ra Ra Riot
posted by aintthattheway at 6:13 AM on May 8, 2012


For maximum irony, All the Single Ladies
posted by Forktine at 6:21 AM on May 8, 2012


Posession.
posted by empath at 6:24 AM on May 8, 2012


Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
posted by Francolin at 6:42 AM on May 8, 2012


Dobie Gray's version of Drift Away is excellent. The lyrics don't explicitly have anything to do with being a guy's biggest fan, but it's a damn good song. In the context of the right mix CD, I think you can read it as a metaphorical appeal to a person.

Bill Withers' Kissin' My Love is a good one.

The Drive-By Truckers' Live from Austin version of 18 Wheels of Love is one of my favorite love songs.

Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris: We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning.

And Come to Butt-Head, just for kicks.

Speaking as a guy, I'd be a little wary if I got an entire mix full of songs with lyrics like the ones you've already found. That's just me though.
posted by compartment at 7:05 AM on May 8, 2012


Marla Hansen-New Zeland
posted by FatRabbit at 7:12 AM on May 8, 2012


Avril Lavigne, "Skater Boy"
posted by Pomo at 7:17 AM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lots of good ones, thanks! Keep them coming.
Speaking as a guy, I'd be a little wary if I got an entire mix full of songs with lyrics like the ones you've already found. That's just me though.
Oh, I'm not making this for a guy! This is just for me to ruminate in my own feelings, while I try to keep my feelings to myself until the appropriate time :)

Although I am thinking of naming the next mix that I actually share with him "I want to boil your bunny" That's cool right? ;p
posted by chocolatemilkshakes at 7:20 AM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Along the same I-have-a-crush-on-you-more-than-your-girlfriend lines as Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend," Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend."
posted by snorkmaiden at 7:40 AM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Brand New Key is the correct answer to this question, but if you're just wallowing in your own weird messy feelings what you want is the Rasputina version.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:46 AM on May 8, 2012


You've really got a hold on me
posted by Gilbert at 8:06 AM on May 8, 2012


A bit darker, but Long List of Girls by The Blow
posted by kelseyq at 8:15 AM on May 8, 2012


To Be with You - Mr.Big
posted by meggie78 at 8:22 AM on May 8, 2012


Although I am thinking of naming the next mix that I actually share with him "I want to boil your bunny" That's cool right? ;p

Once you're working on that, I think we've got it covered.
posted by RobotHero at 8:27 AM on May 8, 2012


You're So Vain - but I don't think there is any "getting him in the end"
posted by soelo at 10:52 AM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Shangri-Las Give Him a Great Big Kiss

The Magnetic Fields When My Boy Walks Down the Street
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:57 AM on May 8, 2012


If you're okay with the genders being swapped: the Magnetic Fields, 'Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side'.
Catseye, you've captured the exact mood I was looking for with this suggestion. Better than even my original two. 50 million points.
posted by chocolatemilkshakes at 11:32 AM on May 8, 2012


Count on lotusmish to share her favorite, oldies, love jam: Donna Lewis - I Love you, Always Forever.

(And when the cad breaks your heart, turn to Hooking up Smart and Fall Out Boy to help you gain perspective. Enjoy it while it lasts!)
posted by lotusmish at 12:25 PM on May 8, 2012


The Veronicas - Untouched
posted by keep it under cover at 2:05 PM on May 8, 2012


Also! On a more heartbroken note, Robyn's Dancing On My Own
posted by snorkmaiden at 9:31 PM on May 8, 2012


You love him the most (and he's about to come around):
Honeyroot - Nobody Loves You (The Way I Do)

He's a player but you're determined to get him:
Billie Holiday - I Must Have That Man

You're starting to come unhinged:
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You
posted by Serf at 2:37 PM on May 9, 2012


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