Love Drunk (Boys Like Girls song)

"Love Drunk" is the lead single from American pop rock band Boys Like Girls' second studio album of the same name (2009). It is their second highest charting single to date, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was first released in the US on June 30, 2009 through Sony Music.

"Love Drunk"
Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk (Official Single Cover).jpg
Single by Boys Like Girls
from the album Love Drunk
ReleasedJune 30, 2009 (United States)
April 23, 2010 (Germany)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2008
GenrePop punk
Length3:47 (single version)
LabelSony Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Brian Howes[1]
Boys Like Girls singles chronology
"Thunder"
(2008)
"Love Drunk"
(2009)
"Two Is Better Than One"
(2009)

Song informationEdit

The song premiered on MySpace and was released via iTunes on June 30, 2009. The single was sent to mainstream radio in the United States on July 7, 2009.[2]

ReceptionEdit

"Love Drunk" gained mixed reviews on its release. Some critics enjoyed the track, including About.com's Top 40 Reviews, which claimed the song had "glorious" elements.[3] However, many critics and fans alike criticized the song's "unmistakeable" similarity to The Killers' single "Somebody Told Me", which features a chorus similar to the chorus from "Love Drunk".

Music videoEdit

The music video began shooting on June 29, 2009, and features actress and singer Ashley Tisdale. "Ashley was awesome -- she played the lead girl," Martin Johnson says. "We did this faux arcade set-up with the band as [carnival] guys. She makes all the guys in the arcade fall for her and then it has a surprise ending."[4]

The music video was set for an August 3 release date on MTV, but was available to watch on YouTube and other video streaming sites prior to that date. It was directed by Travis Kopach.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 51
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[6] 56
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 32
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 24
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 44
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 22
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 35
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 8

End-of-year chartsEdit

Charts (2009) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 72

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boys Like Girls to Release Sophomore Album in September, New Single on MySpace Today". Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
  2. ^ "Boys Like Girls Is 'Love Drunk' On Sophomore Album". Retrieved 2009-07-13.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-11-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Boys Like Girls Get 'Love Drunk' With Ashley Tisdale". Retrieved 2009-07-13.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Boys Like Girls Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk". Top 40 Singles.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Boys Like Girls Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Boys Like Girls Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Boys Like Girls Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2010.

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