Accidentally in Love
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|"Accidentally in Love"|
|Single by Counting Crows|
|from the album Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|B-side||"Miami" (Live in Oslo)|
|Released||July 5, 2004|
|Genre||Pop rock, alternative rock|
|Writer(s)||Adam Duritz, Dan Vickrey, David Bryson, Matt Malley, David Immerglück|
|Counting Crows singles chronology|
"Accidentally in Love" is a song performed by Counting Crows. It was featured in the Shrek 2 movie soundtrack. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. This song is included in the music game Lego Rock Band.
"Accidentally in Love" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. Counting Crows also performed the song at the ceremony but did not win the award. The song also received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.
The main music video for the song, directed by Meiert Avis, features a stuffed toy rabbit (voiced by Adam Duritz, lead singer of Counting Crows) in the apartment of a young couple (the girl is Ashley Roberts from The Pussycat Dolls and the boy is LA Models model Steve Vanda), complete with a TV showing scenes from the film. The rabbit comes to life and serenades the girl. She falls in love with it and leaves her boyfriend behind while he is in the kitchen making breakfast for her.
An alternative music video for the song is included on the Shrek 2 DVD as a bonus feature, and combines clips from the movie with scenes of Duritz recording the song.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||59|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||86|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||15|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||14|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||39|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||28|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||23|
|US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)||3|
|US Billboard Hot 100||39|
|US Pop Songs (Billboard)||35|
- Ashley Roberts biography on the Pussycat Dolls website
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- "Musicline.de – Counting Crows Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- "Chart Track: Week 31, 2004". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Counting Crows search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- "Charts.org.nz – Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- "Archive Chart: 2004-07-24" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- Shrek 2 - Original Soundtrack Awards. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 21, 2014.