Thursday, 1 September 2005

The Supremes, You Can't Hurry Love

The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love Back in college, my friend Jenny and I had an ongoing debate over the Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love": is its central message fundamentally optimistic, or melancholic? And I think ultimately it depends on the listener and how comfortable one is about having things beyond your control. If you can't hurry love and you just have to wait - should that cause one to be upset at the vagaries of fate? Or does that mean that, well, love will happen anyway, and your present lovelorn state is just a blip of unhappiness?

Me, I'm quite accepting of things beyond my control, I think, so I think of the song in an optimistic way. All I know is, when that bassline kicks in, it makes me happy.

I see that as an optimistic song too. Can't hurry indeed.

I thot quite straightforward wat - "just believe in the good times".

btw the bassline must be one of the most imitated in all of pop music.

just curious, were you "involved" with Jenny?

it's a happy sad song! all in the vibe, i think.

Oh...this thought is really encouraging me in a way. Thks for your casually inspiring me.

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