Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Gotye has become synonymous with this mid-tempo art pop single. The song was beloved by critics, and even went on to win two Grammy awards for best pop duo/group performance and record of the year in 2013.
The track, which won the Grammy for best pop duo/group performance, is "a shimmying throwback built from borrowed pieces of the Marvelettes' 'Please Mr. Postman,' with more than a little inspiration from Pharrell's 'Happy,'" Evan Rytlewski wrote for Pitchfork.
While frontman Jesse Rutherford said he "didn't think it was going to be the best song we'd ever write," the lead single from the alternative pop band's 2013 debut studio album, "I Love You," remains their most memorable work to date.
Love Story is a 1970 American romantic drama film written by Erich Segal, who was also the author of the best-selling 1970 novel of the same name. It was produced by Howard G. Minsky and directed by Arthur Hiller and starred Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, alongside John Marley, Ray Milland, and Tommy Lee Jones in his film debut in a minor role.
Erich Segal originally wrote the screenplay and sold it to Paramount Pictures. While the film was being produced, Paramount wanted Segal to write a novel based on it, to be published on Valentine's Day to help pre-publicize the release of the film. When the novel was released, it became a bestseller on its own in advance of the film.
The comedy What's Up, Doc? (1972), which stars O'Neal, refers to this line at the end, when Barbra Streisand's character says "Love means never having to say you're sorry", then bats her eyelashes. O'Neal's character responds in deadpan fashion, "That's the dumbest thing I ever heard." 2b1af7f3a8