Accidentally in Love by Counting Crows
"Accidentally in Love" is a song by Counting Crows on the soundtrack of Shrek 2 (2004).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 animal (voiced by Adam Duritz) in the apartment of a teen couple (the girl is confirmed to be Ashley Roberts), complete with a TV showing scenes from the film. The animal comes to life and serenades the girl. She falls in love with it and leaves her boyfriend (played by LA Models model Steve Vanda) behind while he is in the kitchen making breakfast for her. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Counting Crows is an American rock band originating from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The group gained popularity in 1994 following the release of its debut album in 1993, August and Everything After, which featured the hit single "Mr. Jones". The band's influences include Van Morrison, R.E.M., Mike + The Mechanics, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Band. They received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for the song "Accidentally in Love", which was included in the film Shrek 2. According to the official band website, Counting Crows has sold over 20 million records worldwide. Singer Adam Duritz (former member of the Bay Area band The Himalayans) and producer/guitarist David Bryson formed Counting Crows in San Francisco in 1991. In addition to his experience in The Himalayans, Duritz had contributed to recordings by the Bay Area group Sordid Humor ("Barbarossa"), though he was never a member. Counting Crows began as an acoustic duo, playing gigs in and around Berkeley and San Francisco.