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.


Anonymous said…
I see that as an optimistic song too. Can't hurry indeed.
7-8 said…
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?
Anonymous said…
it's a happy sad song! all in the vibe, i think.
Anonymous said…
Oh...this thought is really encouraging me in a way. Thks for your casually inspiring me.

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