Accidentally in Love

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"Accidentally in Love"
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Single by Counting Crows
from the album Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side "Miami" (Live in Oslo)
Released July 5, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded Spring 2004
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Length 3:08
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s) Adam Duritz, Dan Vickrey, David Bryson, Matt Malley, David Immerglück
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Counting Crows singles chronology
"She Don't Want Nobody Near"
"Accidentally in Love"
"She Don't Want Nobody Near"
"Accidentally in Love"

"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 Original 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.

Music video[edit]

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[1] 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.


Chart (2004–05) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 59
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[4] 90
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 86
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 14
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 39
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 28
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[11] 23
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[11] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 39
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[11] 35