SongFilter: Music along the lines of Eels' "Are You and Me Gonna Happen Soon?".
April 3, 2011 2:01 AM   Subscribe

SongFilter: Music along the lines of Eels' "Are You and Me Gonna Happen Soon?". Also like, and sharing the central, longing-filled theme of eagerness/waiting/emotional investment in a relationship that may or may not bear fruit of, Bright Eyes' "Make a Plan to Love Me" and Elliott Smith's "Say Yes". I look forward to you responses! Extra points for nominations falling under the indie umbrella.
posted by alexandermatheson to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Doris Day, Perhaps
Natalie Merchant, My Skin
posted by tel3path at 2:59 AM on April 3, 2011

Badly Drawn Boy - Magic in the Air
The Beatles - If I Fell
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?
Billy Joel - Roberta
Rickie Lee Jones - It Must Be Love
Bob Marley - Is This Love?
Joni Mitchell - Help Me
The Monkees - You Just May Be the One
posted by Paris Elk at 3:56 AM on April 3, 2011

If you'll be mine - Babybird
Hurry up, let's go - Shout out Louds
The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side - the Magnetic Fields
How soon is now - the Smiths
In Liverpool - Suzanne Vega
Where is my love - Cat Power
Olio - The Rapture
Take me out - Franz Ferdinand
Stay Forever - Ween
Do you love me? - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Pretend Love - the Avett Brothers
Making me nervous - MeFi's own Brad Sucks (song is in MeFi Music)
Work with you - MeFi's own Noah Stone (song is in MeFi Music)
My friend and the ink - the Shout Out Louds
Oil and Lavender - Nathaniel Rateliff
Talk to her - Piers Facinni
Spend the Night - Deer Tick
A question of lust - Depeche Mode
I want you - Depeche Mode
Let it be me - Social Distortion
I want to hear what you have got to say - the Subways
Rest of my life - Sloan
Brand new key - Rasputina
I'm your man - Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (I'm convinced that this song applies to any list ever imaginable.)
You know who I am - Leonard Cohen
Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet
Good Intentions - Mad Caddies
posted by iamkimiam at 4:24 AM on April 3, 2011

Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?, She & Him

I Want You to Want Me, Cheap Trick

Popular Mechanics for Lovers, Beulah

Your Woman, White Town

Lasso, Phoenix

Bad Reputation, Freedy Johnston

Hold It In, Jukebox the Ghost

Labour of Love, Frente!

I Heard Your Voice in Dresden, Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Piazza New York Catcher, Belle & Sebastian

All I Want to Know, Magnetic Fields
posted by HonoriaGlossop at 9:14 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Josh Ritter, "Kathleen"

I know you are waiting, and I know that it is not for me. But I'm here and I'm ready and I saved you the passenger seat.
posted by easy, lucky, free at 9:36 AM on April 3, 2011

The White Stripes, My Doorbell
The Old 97s, Designs On You
Sara Bareilles, Come Round Soon
Regina Spektor, Folding Chair
Material Issue, Kim the Waitress
posted by tyrantkitty at 9:45 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Billy Talent, Diamond on a Landmine
Quietdrive, Time After Time
Indigo Girls, Heartache for Everyone
Pete Yorn, Don't Wanna Cry
Third Eye Blind, How's It Going to Be
Mumford & Sons, The Cave
Richard Thompson, Razor Dance
Cowboy Junkies, Flirted with You All My Life
Brett Dennen, So Far From Me
Pete Yorn, Close
Elliott Smith, Taking a Fall
Shinedown, Breaking Inside
Debra Arlyn, Complicated Mess
posted by garnetgirl at 11:44 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

The National - Slow Show.

The Wrens - I've Made Enough Friends and 13 Months in 6 Minutes and She Sends Kisses (the latter two are more about longing after the fact).

The Weakerthans - Civil Twilight.

Ryan Adams - Come Pick Me Up.

The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go? (sorta).

Shout Out Louds - Please Please Please

The xx - Heart Skipped a Beat (and probably other tracks off their self-titled album, a lot of it has a similar feel).

The Jealous Sound - Hope For Us

Jets to Brazil - You're the One I Want.

The Black Keys - Howlin' For You.

Built to Spill - Car.

Weezer - El Scorcho.

Rogue Wave - Eyes.

Nada Surf - Inside of Love.

Remy Zero - Fair.

Say Anything - Alive with the Glory of Love and A Walk Through Hell.
posted by axiom at 12:54 PM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Wilco, Either Way
Yo La Tengo, Did I Tell You
Mynabirds, What We Gained in the Fire
posted by chicainthecity at 1:28 PM on April 3, 2011

Response by poster: Daaang! Fantastic nominations. Thanks, all: looking forward to working through this list.
posted by alexandermatheson at 5:39 PM on April 3, 2011

One song springs immediately to mind: Tripping Daisy - Sonic Bloom

Sidenote: "Are You & Me Gonna Happen" is pre-EELS solo work by E, on the album A Man Called (e). You may already know this.
posted by owtytrof at 10:04 AM on April 4, 2011

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