I once knew someone whose favourite song was Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved".
I never quite got why, and I never asked. I listened to the song, and concluded that it was okay, but not great. Hardly a song worth listing as a favourite, I thought. Not even the best by Maroon 5.
I tried some more. The rhythm is ordinary. The melody nothing special. Could it be the lyrics?
I listened to the lyrics. Looked them up online. Read them several times. Noticed they were meaningful, but failed to see spectacular. Kind of a happy-sad song. It didn't make me happy, though. Or sad.
In the end, I accepted that we had different taste.
I moved on.
It wasn't until recently I rediscovered the song. This time I thought it sounded pretty awesome.
If nothing else because it reminded me of an old friend.