are a rock
band that became extremely popular in 1993 following the release of their debut album August and Everything After, which featured the hit song "Mr. Jones." In the summer of 2004, Counting Crows released the song "Accidentally in Love" for the soundtrack of the hugely popular computer-animated movie Shrek 2. The song was nominated for an Academy Award. Later versions of the Crows' 2003 greatest-hits disc include "Accidentally in Love." Counting Crows' lead singer Adam Duritz's vocal style has often been compared to those of Van Morrison
and Bob Dylan
. Counting Crows' lyrics (composed primarily by Adam Duritz) frequently deal with aspects of ordinary life, and even in their most upbeat songs somber undertones are often present.