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Lisa Loeb

18 November 2011 by superlative

I haven’t had a lot to write about this week, so instead I’m just going to share with you one of my favourite songs of all time: Stay (I Missed You), by Lisa Loeb.

I’ve been a fan of Lisa Loeb since about 1997, and I own four of her albums. She doesn’t record very much any more, and the music she has written most recently has been aimed at children at young people, but I never get tired of listening to those albums and would say she’s probably my favourite musical artist. Other artists come and go in my preferences, but Lisa has stayed firmly put since I first discovered her. I think I also really like that she’s not particularly well known, so it feels a bit more special to cite her as my favourite artist than if I said someone mega-famous.

Really Lisa Loeb ended up being a sort of soundtrack to my growing up. I was still a child when I first heard Stay, and then by the time I bought her album The Way It Really Is in 2004 I was an adult, having been through university and being five years into a relationship. I think that is one of the reasons why she is particularly special to me.

I was lucky enough to see her perform in London in 2006, and then I don’t really think she has performed outside the US since then, and may never do so again. She works a lot more on summer camps that she runs for underprivileged children now. I’m glad I got to see her at least that one time though.

If you don’t really know much of her music, I heartily recommend her Tails album, which is full of great tracks. All of her albums are great though, and I can’t really pick a single favourite song. Sandalwood reminds me of Chris, and I really love the lyrics of Wishing Heart on the album Firecracker. Give her a try if you’re looking for something to listen to.


  1. Maff says:

    I have a similar relationship with Natalie Imbruglia.

    I have been listening to Tails this afternoon though, and I do really like it. My favourites are “Hurricane” and “Sandalwood”.

    I have a feeling you’ll like The Gabe Dixon Band. You’ll recognise one of their songs from the start of the film ‘The Proposal’, if you’ve seen it.

    It’s a very live-band American feel with guitars and pianos and things. Similar feel as Lisa here.

  2. superlative says:

    Hurricane is really good! That was my favourite for a while. Most of her songs have been my favourite at one time or another, it shifts around. Try Lisa Listen too, it’s on one of her other albums.

    I haven’t seen the Proposal (I assume it’s different to Indecent Proposal? Well I’ve not seen that either so I don’t know why I’m asking), but I’ll look out for the Gabe Dixon Band!

  3. Dom says:

    I love Lisa Loeb too – she was the soundtrack to my first relationship and I always thought she seemed so sweet. Was just waiting for payday to get her on my ipod!!

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