Significant Songs (39)

You And Me Song

Sometimes, it is the simple things that have the biggest impact. Uncomplicated lyrics, a catchy chorus, and basic instruments are all that are needed. Add a theme that anyone can identify with, and you have the ingredients of a massive hit record. Leave aside your musical snobbery, cast out your pretentiousness, and just allow a little sentiment to eventually overwhelm you.

If you have ever really cared for anyone, ever thought that you were in love, and that it would last forever, you will understand.

In 1994, Swedish popsters The Wannadies released this record. Since then, it has been re-released, used on a successful film soundtrack, in several TV advertising campaigns, and as background music in some TV series too. Despite the suicidal name of the group, this is truly a life-affirming song, and potentially appeals to anyone anywhere, as long as they can understand English. Many will recognise it immediately, and be very familiar with the tune. However, they might not know the name or the origins of the band that recorded it, as they did not really go on to greater things, and broke up in 2009.

I never understood why this song did not achieve more fame around the world. There is little to criticise about it, and everything to like. To me, it is a modern ‘standard’, and a song I will always love to hear. It puts me in a good mood, and makes me feel great about love and relationships. It can work for you too. You just have to let it.

This is not an official video. It was made by some students, and really captures the mood.

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5 thoughts on “Significant Songs (39)

  1. It’s great, Pete, thank you for sharing! I have never heard it before or seen this video with so many lovely scenes.. 🙂
    Wishing you all a happy weekend,
    Dina & co

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