songs about secretly being in love

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  1. Rocker

    Rocker Senior Member Thread Starter

    Ontario, Canada
    What are some good songs dealing with the theme of being in love, but the person who is the object of your affection doesn't know you love them?

    "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder is one that comes to mind for me.
  2. kevintomb

    kevintomb Forum Resident

    10CC being the most obvious one ...."Im not in love"
  3. Studio_Two

    Studio_Two Forum Resident

    That's an interesting one. Is the character in some sort of denial (and speaking to himself)? It's a "creepy" song - but the version by the "Fun Lovin' Criminals" is much different..

    It's a bit like "Casual Conversations" (Supertramp) - the lyric can be taken in a few ways...
  4. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    I've always thought of it being rather tongue in cheek - almost a satire.
  5. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

    Surrey BC.
    Talk of the town, Pretenders
    Secret, OMD
  6. 3rdid

    3rdid Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    janet jackson - He Doesn't Even Know I'm Alive
    Patti LaBelle - If Only You Knew
  7. AveryKG

    AveryKG a keen gardener no more

    west London
    A few Smiths songs would fit the bill. 'There is a Light that Never Goes Out' is the first that comes to mind.
  8. JDeanB

    JDeanB Forum Resident

    Charlotte, NC USA
    "You Don't Know Me" which has been recorded by a lot of folks from Ray Charles to Bette Midler...
  9. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Reopened by request

    Temptations - Just My Imagination
  10. Galaga King

    Galaga King "Drive where the cops ain't"

    "It Hurts to Be in Love" by Gene Pitney.
  11. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    You Don't Know Me - Mickey Gilley

    I think other artists have also done this one, but the Mickey Gilley version is my personal favorite.
  12. MikeM

    MikeM Senior Member

    Youngstown, Ohio
    "Hurts So Bad" -- Little Anthony and the Imperials (" don't even know that I exist")

    "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" -- The Chiffons ("...but what I offered him was friendship, how could I know he wanted love")
  13. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    missed oppotunity - hall & oates

    bad for you - bodeans
  14. RayistaGeoff

    RayistaGeoff Forum Resident

    It's a little unclear from the lyrics, but "Couldn't I Just Tell You" -- Todd Rundgren.

  15. dartira

    dartira rise and shine like a far out superstar

    Layla - by some guy
  16. HeavyDistortion

    HeavyDistortion Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    I agree with "Couldn't I Just Tell You", and would like to add Todd Rundgren's "Torch Song" as another song that fits the theme of this thread.

    Ed Hurdle
  17. kevintomb

    kevintomb Forum Resident

    yeah hard to say exactly..maybe writing a letter or thinking of what to say...or just imagining to himself....a rather odd song if you actually listen to the words.
  18. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    'My Eyes Adored You' by Frankie Valli
  19. Bradfinger

    Bradfinger Forum Resident

    Midland, Georgia
    Secret Love by Doris Day was the first one I thought of.
  20. sixelsix

    sixelsix Forum Resident

    memphis, tn, usa
    I might be off base but I always figured the lyrics to "Happy Together" were completely internalized.
  21. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I always thought that was sung pretty straightforwardly to the person who's in love with the singer, reminding her that he's not in love with her. The only reason her picture is on his wall is that there's a nasty stain lying there.

    I never took the song any other way.
  22. Danny

    Danny Forum Resident

    Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
  23. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident

    Surprise, AZ
    Captain Jack - BJ

    I mean he had to be in love with someone right :)
  24. I was thinking the same thing. "Every Breath You Take" would be another one, albeit a somewhat creepy one. Also, "Creep" by Radiohead.
  25. OldJohnRobertson

    OldJohnRobertson Martyr for Even Less

    Fuquay-Varina, NC
    The Dan Penn and Chips Moman classic "At the Dark End of the Street", immortalized by Percy Sledge, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and others.
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