Sam Recommends: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb

When this song came out in 1995, my dad played the cassette tape nonstop for at least a month.

I was down with it because I loved Lisa Loeb’s voice, and I was super engrossed by the “it’s complicated” love story she told in the song, about being sort of a weird girl dealing with some dude who, frankly, sounds like a real asshole. Who complains about their significant other “talking slow all the time”? Fuck you, mate. There’s nothing wrong with being intentional with your articulations.

When I finally saw the music video, I wanted to be her. She kind of reminded me of my cartoon idol, Daria, and her look in this video is classic sexy-nerdy 90s babe. Bonus: her cat is adorable.

“Stay” remains one of my favorite songs to sing along to in the car to this day.

(Song recommendation by Samantha Lamph/Len)

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