Do you remember the Elton John song “I Want Love“? From 2001? It was one of those songs that I memorized all the lyrics to.
After everything I’ve ever learned
Me, I carry too much baggage
Oh man I’ve seen so much traffic
I sang those lyrics in 2001 like I knew exactly what Elton was feeling. I sang those lyrics as a girl who had yet to go on her first date with a guy. And I was in my first year of college. I’ll let that stew in your mind for a while.
I loved this song so much, 5 years after the single was released, I bought the Songs from the West Coast album just to put the one song on repeat in my car. I never actually listened to the other tracks. I’m pretty sure I was so obsessed with this song that I probably ugly cried at least once while singing along to it. Can we say, lonely cat lady status? I’m not even going to tell you how many of my single years I spent having quality time with the Golden Girls every night before bed. It’d be too much for you right now.
More importantly now, do you remember this video?
Let’s talk about it. I probably watched it every morning that it aired on VH1′s morning music block. Let’s all look at Robert Downey Jr. This was before he took on mega super celebrity status with Iron Man. What I would’ve given to walk up behind Robert Downey Jr. to “hug” him. I’d place both of my palms on his butt cheeks just because it’s there for the taking. Let’s study his face. That wonderfully sculpted bone structure is what my dreams are made of. Where are you going, Robert? Singing the next verse in a different room? Okay, I’ll follow you. Look at him being all vulnerable and wanting love. I’m what you want! I’m right here! I have that love you want!
Fast forward to the present. Robert Downey Jr. is now 49. I’d still have his baby.
Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) July 9, 2014
Oh wait, denied. Disregard my last comment.
Thanks for reading about my short-lived Robert Downey Jr. obsession.
And now I redirect you to this Elton John-related link: How to listen to Elton John’s Greatest Hits, in ten easy steps