Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hey There Delilah

Bet you didn't know this. Time magazine named "Hey There Delilah" as one of the top ten songs of 2007. This song was also nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by Duo or Group with vocals at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

This song was inspired by a runner - Delilah DiCrescenzo (left). Not only is the song about a real girl, but it's about an Olympic hopeful. It is not often that runners inspire music. It's also one of my favorite tunes to run along with.

The song was written after Tom Higgenson, lead singer of the Plain White T's met Delilah, a nationally ranked American cross country and steeplechase runner. Despite the fact that she informed him that she already had a boyfriend, Higgenson felt strong enough to write a song about her.

What did I learn from this story?

That Plain White T's had such huge dreams before they actually put pen to paper and wrote the song. That it is okay to dream big and believe that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. It gives me hope.

Click here for the song.

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