Accidentally in Love

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"Accidentally in Love"
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Single by Counting Crows
from the album Shrek 2: Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side"Miami" (Live in Oslo)
ReleasedJuly 5, 2004
FormatCD single
RecordedSpring 2004
Producer(s)Brendan O'Brien
Counting Crows singles chronology
"She Don't Want Nobody Near"
"Accidentally in Love"

"Accidentally in Love" is a song performed by Counting Crows. It was featured in the Shrek 2 movie soundtrack. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. This song is included in the music game Lego Rock Band. Commercially, the song was moderately successful, peaking within the top 40 of several music charts, but it experienced notable success in Ireland, where it reached number three and spent ten weeks in the top 50.[1]


"Accidentally in Love" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Counting Crows also performed the song at the ceremony but did not win the award. The song also received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

Music video[edit]

The main music video for the song, directed by Meiert Avis, features a stuffed toy rabbit (voiced by, and patterned after, Adam Duritz) in the apartment of a young couple (the girl is Ashley Roberts from The Pussycat Dolls[2] and the boy is LA Models model Steve Vanda), complete with a TV showing scenes from the film. The rabbit comes to life and serenades the girl. She falls in love with him and leaves her boyfriend behind while he is in the kitchen making breakfast for her. The band itself is not present at all in the video.

An alternative music video for the song is included on the Shrek 2 DVD as a bonus feature, and combines clips from the movie with scenes of Duritz recording the song.

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ "Accidentally In Love - Historic Performance". Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  2. ^ Ashley Roberts biography on the Pussycat Dolls website
  3. ^ " – Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  4. ^ " – Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  5. ^ " – Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Accidentally In Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 39, 2004" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  8. ^ " – Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  9. ^ " – Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d Shrek 2 - Original Soundtrack Awards. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "Counting Crows Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2002". ARIA. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Counting Crows – Accidentally in Love". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.