December 17: “Did I Tell You”, Yo La Tengo

One of the great love songs that no one thinks of when they’re thinking of love songs. Perhaps because the original recording was in 1987, and the subsequent recording — this slightly countrified version, that adds on Georgia’s vocals — was buried in an album of mostly covers, Facebook, in 1990. Perhaps because there’s nothing very obvious about it as a love song. Anyway, it’s a very slight and soft song with lyrics just elliptical enough not to be sappy, sung by a couple that has been happily married since before I started dating — people who, I’m thinking, know a thing or two about love.