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68 Songs About Crushes and Crushing on Someone

Updated on September 20, 2017
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If you have a crush on someone, why not make a playlist of pop, rock, R&B and country songs about crushes?  Enjoy it for yourself or make your move by sharing it with them.
If you have a crush on someone, why not make a playlist of pop, rock, R&B and country songs about crushes? Enjoy it for yourself or make your move by sharing it with them. | Source

Crushes: You're More Obvious Than You Believe

Crushes aren't just for teens. Adults get them too.

If your crush is on a coworker, neighbor, classmate, or friend, you probably daydream about taking the relationship to the next level. You earnestly believe your crush is your little secret. However, here's a news flash: the signs you're giving out are like a blinking neon light.

While you pine away and plan your next move, here's a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about crushing on someone. Enjoy them as you think about your beloved. If you dare, you could even create a customized songlist and send it to your crush to let them know how you feel. Let us know how it turns out!

1. "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes

Oh, wow. He says he'll stop time for her.

The narrator in this 2016 pop hit currently sits squarely in the Friend Zone. However, he's looking for a sign from his crush that she wants to take it to the next level. One little problem: she's another dude's girlfriend. But don't fret because this is not a man who is easily dissuaded. Just give him a sign, girl, and don't take too long.

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2. "You Belong with Me" by Taylor Swift

A crush can sure make you feel like a teenager, even if you aren't. In this 2009 country song, the only obstacle standing between the teenage narrator and her best male friend is his girlfriend.

Citing common interests in music and a shared sense of personal style and music, Taylor Swift's narrator makes it her mission to convince her love interest that what he's been waiting has been here all along.

3. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins

This 1992 rock song is 50 shades of awesome and sounds like a great pick up line. The narrator takes a look at that tall drink of water she's been crushing on and paints a dirty little picture of what she'd like to do to him:

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I'll rock you till the daylight comes
Make sure you are smilin' and warm
I am everything, tonight I'll be your mother
I will do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind and you won't feel ashamed, oh, oh
Open up on the inside, gonna fill you up, gonna make you cry.

4. "Crush" by David Archuleta

The guy in this 2008 pop song has just realized that he's crushing bad. His thoughts are dominated by his sweetie, he's mesmerized by her, and he feels so tingly he thinks it could be love or something like it. He needs to know whether he's alone in this little love affair or if just maybe she feels the same way.

12 Signs That Someone Has a Crush on You

 
 
 
They typically start the conversation.
They listen intently to you.
They always seem to be nearby.
None of your love interests are good enough for you, in their opinion.
You look over and they are frequently staring at you.
They offer you compliments and small gifts.
They change the subject when you talk about other dating partners.
They joke about dating or crazy what ifs. They talk in future tense about the two of you.
They smile at you a LOT, often with a big goofy grin.
They find excuses to touch you or be alone together.
They remember details about you that others don't.
Others tell you that the person likes you.

5. "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland

My teenage daughter described a cute crush story in which she and her best friend (a guy) sat listening to this 2010 country song on repeat. The fella had one earbud in his ear and she had the other in hers. Together they belted out the lyrics to one another. But alas, they date other people.

6. "Into You" by Ariana Grande

The narrator in this 2016 pop song is waiting for her crush to make a move. She wants a little less conversation and a little more action. Everybody's watching. Don't choke, Mr.!

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7. "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne

The confident girl in this sassy pop song from 2007 spells it right out. She doesn't like her crush's girlfriend, and time has come for him to find a new one. He deserves better, and she'll give him what he needs.

The narrator then issues him orders. If only it were this easy:

So come over here
And tell me what I wanna hear
Better yet, make your girlfriend disappear
I don't wanna hear you say her name ever again (and again and again).

8. "Crush" by Mandy Moore

In this 2001 pop song, the female narrator is crushing hard on a guy who shares her feelings—but for another girl, not her. Unfortunately, she can't find her backbone yet to let him in on the secret. Therefore, she may be staying in the Friend Zone forever.

9. “Check Yes Or No” by George Strait

If you grew up in a time before cell phones, you probably remember passing those oragami-folded love notes in class. Often, they required check-box answers.

The narrator in this 1995 country song waxes nostalgic about the sweet love notes that he and his wife once passed in elementary school:

Do you love me? Do you want to be my friend?
And if you do, well then don't be afraid to take me by the hand
If you want to
I think this is how love goes
Check yes or no.

You never know when a crush can turn in to something more.
You never know when a crush can turn in to something more. | Source

10. "Crush" by Yuna (featuring Usher)

There's a mutual crush forming in this 2016 R&B song. Hearts beat a little faster, and the guy tells this lady friend that she's just wasting time with all those other boys.

11. "Clumsy" by Fergie

Most people lose their wits about them when they have a crush. They smile a lot, stare too much, can't find anything to say, and fumble around like they have no thumbs.

This 2007 pop song will remind you of the funny things crushes have said or done. For example, a guy who once had a crush on me turned around after talking to me and walked smack into a telephone pole.

12. "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn

Sweedish singer Robyn issues step-by-step instructions to her intended new flame in this very danceable 2010 pop song. You have to admire a woman who knows what she wants, right?

Call your girlfriend
It's time you had the talk
Give your reasons
Say it's not her fault
But you just met somebody new

13. "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney

The fella in this 2004 pop song claims he just wants his crush and her beautiful soul, but he's also doubting himself a little. He wonders if she's out of his league.

Okay, let's be honest here. In real life, Beauty picks Brad Pitt over the Beast, and Prince Charming picks one of his socialite types rather than Cinderella, the house wench. But it's nice to dream, isn't it?

14. "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town

Hold on. Don't you get all judgmental on me.

If there's one thing this 2014 country ballad is NOT it's typical. The Grammy Award-winning song caused quite a controvery because some fans assumed it was about a lesbian couple.

However, the narrator who is crushing on a girl doesn't want to shag her. She wants everything the other girl has—her long blonde hair, perfume, her lips, and her touch—because they attract the man that she loves. He is the real object of her desire.

Crushes can be complicated when the object of your affection is taken.
Crushes can be complicated when the object of your affection is taken. | Source

15. "I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince

Way back in 1979, this chart topper was Prince's first American hit single. It's about a man who yearns to be with his crush and tries to convince her how much better he can treat her than the other men she is accustomed to dating. The narrator doesn't have much money, but he promises to turn his lady love on and be everything she needs.

16. "Yeah Boy" by Kelsea Ballerini

This country song from 2015 was named the best crush song by Radio Disney. Okay, so the song leans young.

The protagonist is entranced by her crush's eyes, and every song on the radio reminds her of him. She wishes he'd wisk her away tonight for a ride in his car and some get-to-know-you-better time.

17. "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon

A tidal wave of love looms large and threatens to overcome the guy in this 1984 pop song. Yet still he's trying to talk himself into sharing his crush for her. (Don't worry, crushes are often too obvious to stay secrets for long.)

She's been his galpal for awhile, but he's looking at her differently these days. The feeling has become so strong that he just can't hold back.

18. "Fallin' For You" by Colbie Callait

Watch out below because this girl is falling hard for the man in her life. In this 2009 pop song, the narrator is dancing with him and holding his hand but feels tentative about revealing her feelings.

19. "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield

The number one rule of friendship is to keep your hands off each others' significant other. However, the lovesick guy in this classic 1981 pop song can't stop thinking about his best friend's girlfriend. The song was based on a friend named Gary and Gary's girlfriend.

20. "Smile" by Uncle Kracker

Love has done a number on the narrator in this 2009 pop song, and he's gushing with compliments about his crush. She's cooler than the flip side of his pillow and makes him forget how to breathe. In her presence, he loses all composure and becomes like a giddy little girl.

Crush, you're my favorite daydream.
Crush, you're my favorite daydream. | Source

Even More Songs About Crushes and Crushing on Someone

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Hands To Myself
Selena Gomez
2016
22. Bad Case of Loving You
Robert Palmer
1979
23. Crush
Jennifer Paige
1998
24. Baby I
Ariana Grande
2013
25. Love Story
Taylor Swift
2008
26. Thunder
Boys Like Girls
2008
27. I Want to Hold Your Hand
The Beatles
1963
28. Closer
Tegan and Sara
2013
29. Cupid's Chokehold
Gym Class Heroes (featuring Patrick Stump)
2005
30. So Into You
The Atlanta Rhythm Section
1976
31. First Date
blink-182
2001
32. Stacy's Mom
Fountains of Wayne
2003
33. I Second That Emotion
Smokey Robinson
1967
34. Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepson
2012
35. I Wanna Know
Joe
1999
36. Love You Out Loud
Rascal Flatts
2002
37. She Drives Me Crazy
Fine Young Cannibals
1989
38. Me & U
Cassie
2006
39. U Got It Bad
Usher
2001
40. Rush
Paula Abdul
1991
41. Baby, I Love Your Way
Peter Frampton
1975
42. Ain't Even Drinkin'
Tyler Farr
2013
43. Like This
Shawn Mendes
2016
44. There's Your Trouble
Dixie Chicks
1998
45. Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind?
Tame Impala
2011
46. #1 Crush
Garbage
1996
47. I’m On Fire
Bruce Springsteen
1985
48. The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson
1987
49. You Really Got Me
The Kinks
1964
50. I Can Love You Better
Dixie Chicks
1997
51. I Try to Think About Elvis
Patty Loveless
1994
52. Domino
Jessie J
2011
53. One Thing
One Direction
2012
54. Things I'll Never Say
Avril Lavigne
2002
55. One Time
Justin Bieber
2009
56. Heartbreak Girl
5 Seconds of Summer
2009
57. Teenage Dream
Tyler Ward
2010
58. Boyfriend
Justin Bieber
2012
59. I'm Crazy for You
Madonna
1985
60. Breathe
Faith Hill
1999
61. The Search Is Over
Survivor
1984
62. Don't Cry Joni
Conway Twitty (featuring Joni Lee)
1976
63. Enchanted
Taylor Swift
2010
64. Only the Good Die Young
Billy Joel
1977
65. Hot for Teacher
Van Halen
1984
66. Leave Your Lover for Me
Sam Smith
2014
67. Something to Talk About
Bonnie Raitt
1991
68. Imagination
Shawn Mendes
2015
Know a song that should be on our Crush Playlist? Leave us a suggestion in the Comment Section below.
Crush, just thinking about you makes my heart explode.
Crush, just thinking about you makes my heart explode. | Source

What's in a Name? Locations with Names Associated with Crushes and Crushing on Someone

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A markerAdmire, Kansas, USA -
Admire, KS, USA
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B markerAttraction Lake, Canada -
Attraction Lake, Rainy River, Unorganized, ON P0T, Canada
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C markerDelight, Arkansas, USA -
Delight, AR 71940, USA
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D markerCrush Lake, Texas, USA -
Crush Lake, Texas 75482, USA
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E markerFlirtation Walk, Kentucky, USA -
Flirtation Walk, Louisville, KY 40219, USA
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F markerHeart Peaks, Canada -
Heart Peaks, Stikine Region, BC V0W, Canada
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G markerLake Desire, Washington, USA -
Lake Desire, Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA 98058, USA
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H markerLove County, Oklahoma, USA -
Love County, OK, USA
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I markerLover's Leap, California, USA -
Lover's Leap, California 95735, USA
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J markerRomance, Arkansas, USA -
Romance, AR 72136, USA
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      FlourishAnyway 19 hours ago from USA

      Juliet - Thanks for sharing your feelings and experience. We've all probably had that secret someone who seemed out of reach. Don't forget that there are other guys out there too.

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      Juliet 21 hours ago

      My crush has a girlfriend. He keeps looking at me and I really like him although he hasn't asked me out. My friends know I like him and they are in the same class as he is, overtime I see them with him they get along so well it makes me really jealous.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 weeks ago from USA

      Aria - It's hard to logically convince someone how untrustworthy and deceptive another person is where matters of the heart are concerned. All you can do is love and support your friend and continue to provide examples of how he's mistreating girls and leading them on. I'm sure he does it to others. Try to be as non-emotional as possible about pointing out his misdeeds to her. If it continues and the time is right, you might call him out on his behavior right in front of her. Yep, ask him questions about who he's dating, why he's hitting on your friend when he ignores her the next day, and name the behavior directly to the him, the offender. Provide HIM with examples of how he plays with girls' emotions -- right in front of her. No yelling, just conversation. For some reason, she doesn't feel like she deserves better. And he is either very arrogant or has low social skills. Not a good combination.

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      Aria 2 weeks ago

      So i want to ask something about my best friend. She likes this guy but she wont admit it at least not always. The guy she likes is a HUUUGE player and one day hes all over her and the other he doesnt even notice her. My friends and i know that she really liked hin but we know what person he is. What should we do? Advice please

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      FlourishAnyway 3 weeks ago from USA

      Diana - Thank you for the suggestion. I've added it at #68.

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      Diana 3 weeks ago

      Imagination by Shawn Mendes is also about crushes

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      FlourishAnyway 5 weeks ago from USA

      Jamie - Sometimes the chemistry isn't there for romance. Concentrate on "you" and being happy. People are drawn to happy, positive people. If it's not right with her, then someone else will like you for you. We've all been there!

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      Jamie 5 weeks ago

      I have already asked my crush out. She rejected me but I'm still crazy for her. The only trouble is that I am shy so I can't ask her out again. Plz help. What do I do?

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Daniel - I added "Words I Couldn't Say" to the following playlist: http://hubpages.com/playlists/Getting-Over-You-Pla... Regarding the other Rascal Flatts song, it's debatable. If the guy is wanting to stand on rooftops and climb on mountains, I'm thinking he's still very much infatuated and got his head in the clouds. Thank you for stopping by and the suggestion. I appreciate you.

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      Daniel 2 months ago

      Words I couldn't say - Rascal Flatts

      Though has different meanings to different people one of which is have a crush, but never telling them and goes on to regret it.

      What do I do now that you're gone?

      No back up plan, no second chance

      And no one else to blame

      All I can hear in the silence that remains

      Are the words I couldn't say

      I shold have found away to tell you how I felt

      Now I'm only tellin' myself.

      Oh and Love you out loud isn't about a crush with lyrics like

      now that your in my arms, and just how good your live looks on me.

      It's about expressing his love for her after they got together.

      I'm listening to it right now and that's at least what it sounds like to me.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Mini-Paige - I'm not sure how you both know you're into DDLG, but it you know that much you can make him a playlist. Good luck to you both.

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      Mini-Paige 2 months ago

      Well, I love this list. I have a crush on this guy and he always seems to be staring at me and whenever he sees me he smiles (or so my friends say) so I descided to sing for him since I know he's really into music and he really liked it. We're both into DDLG so I'm just waiting for him to ask me out but my friend told me that he asked her advice on how to ask me out so I know I won't be waiting very long

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Lindsey - Initially, when I was writing this playlist I was going to add that but I has a reservation about it, as you could understand. However, if "Stacy's Mom" could be on there, why not this one? Also, my reader (you) recommended it ... so it's on there now! Thank you for the suggestion!

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      Lindsey 3 months ago

      What about "Hot for Teacher"?? :)

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      ArxerDash - That is a terrific add. I will make it #63. Thank you for taking the time to read and make a suggestion.

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      ArxerDash 5 months ago

      enchanted- taylor swift

      "please dont be in love with someone else, please dont have somebody waiting on you"

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Linda - Thanks for playing along! I appreciate you!

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      Linda Crampton 6 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't know any of the songs in your playlist, but as always I enjoyed reading the descriptions and other information. You always have great ideas for your music articles!

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Rasma - Thank you for your kind compliment. It's a lot of fun generating these articles! Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Amazing as always and a fantastic job! I am always amazed at how many songs you find on these themes.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Thanks, Larry!

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      Larry Rankin 6 months ago from Oklahoma

      Great list!

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Shyron - Thanks so much for your suggestions. You are a real treasure. I had never heard that Conway Twitty song, believe it or not! I added it!

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      Shyron E Shenko 6 months ago from Texas

      Love at eleven will live on forever in memories worth more than gold. Can anyone truthfully say she's forgotten her love at eleven years old. I looked for the DVD with this song "Love at Eleven but could not find it. It must be on an album or an audio tape.

      Don’t Cry Joni - Conway Twitty & Joni Lee

      This is about a soldier who went to war and couldn’t help thinking about the girl next door who had a crush on him. When he returned she had married his best friend.

      “Dancing Your Memory Away” Charly McClain

      “A picture of me without you” Lorrie Morgan

      “I can’t help the way that I don’t feel” Sylvia

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Devika - Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are doing well.

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      Devika Primić 6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful songs and I enjoy listening to music.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Genna - Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Genna East 6 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Who can forget their first crush? Speedwagon's Can't Fight this Feeling sure brought back memories. :-) Thanks so much, again for the wonderful music.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Linda - Oh, I know. I explain to my daughter who some of these musicians are and get deadpan stares, but then I play some of the music for her and often she becomes interested. George Michael was an example. My audience tends to skew younger than I am, so I tend to use her as a springboard for reasonableness. Thanks for reading. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Nell - Oh, that red face for those who blush give them away! Thanks for reading!

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      Linda Lum 6 months ago from Washington State, USA

      You really went back in time for this one--I wonder how many "youngsters" have never even heard of the Kinks? This was a fun list, but I'll have to admit that the newer songs (less than 20 years old?) I had not heard. You are expanding my repertoire!

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      Nell Rose 6 months ago from England

      You forgot to say that you always went red as a beet when you saw them coming towards you! LOL! great list, and yes we all had the horrible crush feeling!

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Kallini2010/Svetlana - My daughter does that same thing with listening to a specific song over and over. She does it for songs she really likes until she knows all the words. I don't know Chinese, but it would be interesting to learn a song that way then have a native speaker tell you what you were really saying (or thought you were saying). I love your oddities. You have a real ear for music in a way that many of us do not.

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      kallini2010 6 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      There is one hint you are in love/have a crush - all the love songs that you thought were stupid now make sense. A bad sign!

      I do have crushes or rather infatuations and that's a problem. I'd rather stay at the stage of flirting - you are mutually attracted and play games, but know that it won't go any further. It just makes you feel good. But it's a slippery slope - before you know you have a crush which will result in one crash or another - been there, done that.

      A crush might/will make you look like a fool or a nuisance or both - been there/done that.

      I live in an entirely different and unique musical world, whatever accentuates my current mood will be on my play list (on repeat) even the stupidest songs - been there/done that.

      Music actually makes things worse - it keeps your mind on that wave 24/7 - you play a song a few times and it is stuck in your head for eternity - been there/done that.

      I really liked "Stuck Like Glue", but I had to close my eyes not to be distracted by the video clip. The song is super repetitive and therefore completely irresistible.

      The problem/challenge of music is that music and heart reside in the same place - the brain, of course, but in it's emotional department. Do you want to control that? Sorry, access denied.

      So, I cheat! I listen to the songs where I don't understand the lyrics, which is only a temporary solution because soon enough... I do understand it.

      So, I cheat even more. Speaking of Chinese... that's a long way to go - I really don't understand the lyrics!!!

      Did I mention that I am odd?

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Louise - George Strait is a real country artist and not difficult to look at either, if ya know what I mean. Thanks for being first to comment!

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Bill - They can be pretty painful when not reciprocated. Glad that era is done, huh? Hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Heidi - I love that song, too. The Oprah Show once tried to track down the lady that was the inspiration for "Jessie's Girl" but they were unsuccessful in doing so. Rick Springfield once attended a ceramics class with her and his friend, Gary, the real "Jessie." She apparently never knew Rick Springfield had a crush on her and based his famous song on her.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Oh, MsDora! Your secret is safe with me. Isn't it amazing how people from our youth, even if we weren't close to them then, can re-enter our lives and hold a special place? Some of the people I'm Facebook friends with now I don't even recall talking to in high school; I assumed they didn't like me. I wish you and your friend lots of smiles.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Martie - I agree, especially if they don't share your feelings! Have a wonderful week.

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      Martie Coetser 6 months ago from South Africa

      Having a crush on someone is so exciting, but also futile. I am so glad I have outgrown my tendency to develop crushes.

      Useful and excellent playlist! Thank you, FlourishAnyway.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Flourish, I'm listening to David Archuleta while I write this comment. This is a secret: My first crush never ever spoke to me. We grew up, left home and all I had were memories of wishing and hoping. Fast forward 50 years. He called to express condolences when my mother died, and we've have talking ever since. Just a mature, friendly friendship--no more crush!

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      Heidi Thorne 6 months ago from Chicago Area

      Now I'll be singing "Jesse's Girl" all day! That's really okay, though. :) Happy Monday!

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      Bill Holland 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I got #14 this week, so I'm improving, up from #52. LOL Boy oh boy, did I ever suffer from crushes as a teen. Very painful as I remember.

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      Louise Powles 6 months ago from Norfolk, England

      You certainly know your music! I'm glad you put George Strait in the list. I love him.