Singer Matthew Sweet’s Stalking…Err Love Song Written For Winona Ryder…

Anyone remember alternative rock singer Matthew Sweet? He was a pretty big deal on the early 1990s music scene, storming the modern rock charts (hitting #4) with the song Girlfriend. He also had a hit album of the same name, which featured actress Tuesday Weld on the cover, as seen below:

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Well, Matthew Sweet might have also had an unhealthy obsession with actress Winona Ryder. And let’s be realistic – what early 1990s male DIDN’T have an unhealthy obsession with Winona Ryder? What Gen-X male doesn’t STILL have an unhealthy obsession with Winona Ryder? Her “mom” roles on Star Trek (2009) and Stranger Things be damned!

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Winona Ryder in Stranger Things

I am posing the theory that not only was the Matthew Sweet song Winona about Winona Ryder – but Matthew Sweet’s song Girlfriend was AlSO about Winona Ryder! Consider these lyrics for Girlfriend:

I didn’t know nobody
And then I saw you coming my way
Oh, I didn’t know nobody
And then I saw you coming my way
Don’t you need to
Be back in the arms of a good friend?
Oh, ’cause, honey, believe me
I’d sure love to call you my girlfriend

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Take a listen to his very “stalkerish” song called…Winona.

 

2 thoughts on “Singer Matthew Sweet’s Stalking…Err Love Song Written For Winona Ryder…

  1. While Mr. Sweet can be a kind of obsessive personality, his interest in Ms. Ryder can be considered in a sort of iconic adoration of the time. Ms Ryder being the Gal of note circa 1990.

    Great song tho.

    Best wishes to all.

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