Thursday, April 3, 2014

Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band

Even if you don't know any other song by Dave Matthews Band, you probably know this one. My friends who are hard core DMB fans are always giving me crap because I like this song so much. It's the one song that everybody at the concert stands up for, even if they sit down for the rest of the show, and all the women squeal for it (myself included). It's on my favorite DMB album, titled Crash. There are many reasons I love this album but the biggest one is the first time I ever saw the band live was in 1996 when they were touring for this album. I had liked the band before I went to that concert but seeing them perform live took it to a whole new level!

I could probably listen to this song on repeat indefinitely and never get tired of it. It has a beautiful sound, even without considering the lyrics, and when you add them in it's a sexy song, plain and simple. I have about a dozen different versions of it in my iTunes library. I can't get enough of it!
It's also my favorite DMB video. I think it's a perfect match of images for the sound and lyrics:"You wear nothing but you wear it so well", "I'm bare boned and crazy for you", and of course the classic Dave lyric "Hike up your skirt a little more, and show the world to me".  I honestly don't understand how anyone can not like this song. I think it's a perfect blend of everything wonderful that could go into a piece of music!

Crash Into Me never fails to take me to my happy place. It always slows me down, resets my nervous system and reminds me that all is well in the world, life is awesome and everything is going to be just fine. (Most DMB songs do that for me actually!) 


  1. I'm not a DMB fan, for dumb reasons--> EVERYONE in my life at that time was *obsessed* with them & I'm a non-conformist.
    BUT!!(my saving grace) I DO like this song. In fact, there are a few songs of theirs that I enjoy when I hear them.
    I will admit that I like to mock songs by adding my own lyrics. I'll text you the version I sing. ;)

  2. This hard core fan, most definitely respects this choice as a favorite. :) It is a beautiful song, and not the bands fault that it was so over played at the time. XO

  3. Funny story about this song... I had heard this song on the radio, but never really listened to it. In college, someone mentioned that their little sister was singing it, which disturbed them because it was a "crazy sexual song." I nodded, smiled, and listened to the lyrics next time I heard it. I honestly never realized what it was about until that moment!

  4. What makes me laugh about this post is you said it perfectly...don't tell a hardcore fan you love the song. (I consider myself semi-hardcore. :P ) This reminds me of that Friends episode where they play a trivia game to see who gets Monica and Rachel's apartment.

    Ross: Rachel claims this is her favorite movie.
    Chandler: Dangerous Liaisons.
    Ross: Correct. Her actual favorite movie is?
    Joey: Weekend at Bernie's.