Several of you have contacted me about this post, where I seemed to imply that Owl City was a little opportunistic in his partnership with Carly Rae Jepsen. The complainers have reminded me that this isn't Owl City's first hit.
No, that honor belongs to this song, which was a big hit two years ago. And, until about a week ago, I had never heard of it. Now, the song gives me chills. It's both exuberant and melancholy, a line that is very tough to straddle. It both makes me smile and makes me misty.
And, somehow, it was already on my iPod. Go figure.
I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't note that Owl City performed this song in Rockefeller Plaza yesterday, on The Today Show. And yes, you can hear the crowd singing along at the end. Because it was a big hit song that everyone knew. Except for me.