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Which songs have as their theme, "Gosh, you were there all along, and I never noticed you but gee....you're, you're...the one!"

You know, the fell in love with your best friend, right under your nose, types. I can't think of any but I'm sure they're there. Actually, I can only think of REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling." I'm asking for, er, a friend.
posted by sweetkid to Media & Arts (29 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Townes Van Zandt - Highway Kind (Lyle Lovette does a version that's probably easier to find)
Mice Parade - Two Three Fall (seriously damn adorable)

Both songs have a bit of a melancholy feel to them though - but then the mix tape to my (now ex) gf had Spanish Boots of Spanish Leather and Love Sick on it. So... maybe you shouldn't take my advice.
posted by OrangeDrink at 8:15 PM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Survivor - "The Search is Over" -- pretty much word-for-word what you're looking for
posted by Alabaster at 8:27 PM on September 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


Carly Simon- Nobody Does it Better
The Cars- Just What I Needed
Macy Gray- I Try
Sarah McLachlan- Elsewhere
Jay & the Americans- You Were On My Mind
posted by invisible ink at 9:07 PM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I second The Cards "Just What I Needed"

I'm fond of Innocence Mission: "Never Knew You From The Sun"
posted by thatbrunette at 10:27 PM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't believe no one's mentioned Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About.
posted by awesomebrad at 10:31 PM on September 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Kick it - the Vandals
San Berdu - also, the Vandals
My Beautiful Friend - Charlatans UK
With you - the Subways
Blue Eyes - Timmy Curran
We're gonna be friends - the White Stripes
posted by iamkimiam at 10:44 PM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like Steve Tyrell's version a lot, but...(Burt Bacharach's) This Guy's in Love With You; James Taylor's If I Keep My Heart Out of Sight; Stevie Wonder's I Love Every Little Thing About You.
posted by t2urner at 10:47 PM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't believe I was thinking of Stevie and missed the over-the-top-directness of this.
posted by t2urner at 10:55 PM on September 29, 2008


hmm. hows about Kenny Loggin's Whenever I call you friend?
posted by edman at 10:59 PM on September 29, 2008


Drinking With You by Jonathan Coulton
posted by lore at 11:01 PM on September 29, 2008


You've probably already thought about this, but: James Morrison's You Give Me Something. Just don't wait until it's too late, and all you have is the satisfaction of having finally told her.
posted by t2urner at 11:41 PM on September 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


ALANIS MORISSETTE - Head Over Feet
posted by Admira at 12:04 AM on September 30, 2008


The Weepies - "Slow Pony Home"
posted by OneOliveShort at 12:13 AM on September 30, 2008


Oh, and I suppose in a weird way, "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" by Melissa Manchester
/It's me!
posted by OneOliveShort at 12:22 AM on September 30, 2008


Maybe not exactly, but still beautiful: Ray Charles -- "You Don't Know Me."
posted by Framer at 3:31 AM on September 30, 2008


Todd Rundgren, I Saw The Light
posted by bricoleur at 4:07 AM on September 30, 2008


Kimara Lovelace - When Can Our Love Begin
posted by bifter at 4:11 AM on September 30, 2008


Since your question doesn't require that it be a good song, there's "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams.
posted by Johnny Assay at 5:13 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Kings of Convenience - Singing Softly To Me (words) (video)
posted by troika at 5:40 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Evan and Jaron -- "Crazy For This Girl"
posted by Bun at 6:08 AM on September 30, 2008


Usher - You Make Me Wanna
posted by twoporedomain at 7:19 AM on September 30, 2008


Vanessa Williams - Save the Best For Last
posted by nooneyouknow at 7:21 AM on September 30, 2008


Liza Minnelli - "Ring Them Bells"
posted by Work to Live at 7:46 AM on September 30, 2008


From Disney's Beauty and the Beast, "Something There"
posted by NoraCharles at 9:14 AM on September 30, 2008


Most of these songs are so cheeseball. Is this a cheeseball scenario?
posted by sweetkid at 12:41 PM on September 30, 2008


There's a famous German pop song from the eighties (note quite NDW any more) by Klaus Lage: 1000 und eine Nacht (YouTube).
posted by amf at 1:19 PM on September 30, 2008


Not exact, but a couple of standards that come close: At Last - Etta James, and I'm Beginning to See the Light - Ella Fitzgerald. (or hunt around for your favorite cover)

cheeseball, yeah, but that's just because it's really sweet.
posted by inatizzy at 3:24 PM on September 30, 2008


I Want to be Your Girlfriend - Mary Chapin Carpenter, featuring the lines "You used to be just this guy I knew from that same old scene, for all the time that I've known you just now I'm noticing"
posted by SuperSquirrel at 4:40 PM on September 30, 2008


Minnie Riperton - Lovers and Friends
posted by CollectiveMind at 8:41 AM on October 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


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