'What is the name of that song?'
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I recently watched the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, as part of my pseudo-marathon of watching high school teen romance movies. I am toward the end of the top recommendations now, contemplating what movie I should watch next. The song I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick, and whose version for the movie was sung by Letters for Cleo, was played in the movie. Moments after the song came on, I thought to myself "I have heard this before."
Not only had I heard the song before, I recall hearing it when I was young, before I had ready access to a search engine through which I could search the lyrics. If I didn't know the name of a song and nobody told me, that was that. I don't recall hearing the song many times since then. A memory of hearing that song many years ago had been somewhere in my mind, resurrected when I watched the movie and heard the song again. Now I know what the song was called: I Want You to Want Me.
This was an "aha" moment. I did not verbally proclaim "aha!", although doing so would be prudent given how satisfied I was with the discovery of the name of the song. I then proceeded to listen to the song multiple times, learning the words bit by bit after each listen. I went to learn to play the song on the piano, too.
There is another song I heard in a cafe a few months ago whose name I don't know. I don't even know any of the words to the song. The bit I remember was part instrumental, part inaudible (most likely due to the music being in the background in a cafe and my focus not being fully affixed on the song). Will it be years before I finally learn the name of that song? Who knows! I could hear it at random again one day, remember a few lyrics, and find the information I need to look it up!
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