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"Love Like Woe" is the debut single by American electropop singer-songwriter Jordan Witzigreuter, also known as The Ready Set, from his major label debut album, I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming. It was written by Witzigreuter and J.R. Rotem, who also produced the track. The song peaked at number one on Billboard's Heatseekers Songs, number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart. The music video for the song features a cameo appearance from Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, and was released on March 31, 2010.[2] In the Hot 100, the song spent its 19th week so low that it looked like it would only spend 20 weeks on the chart, but it spent 21 weeks there before dropping out from an exceedingly high position.

"Love Like Woe"
Ready Set-Love Like Woe.jpg
Single by The Ready Set
from the album I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming
ReleasedMarch 31, 2010
FormatDigital download
Producer(s)J. R. Rotem
The Ready Set singles chronology
"Love Like Woe"
"More Than Alive"
Music video
"Love Like Woe" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com3.5/5 stars[1]

Music videoEdit

The first music video for 'Love Like Woe' was released on March 31, 2010. It has received over 20 million hits on YouTube. It takes place in the middle of the woods where Jordan and a group of people are having a party in a shack. Outside, zombies try to enter to the party with little success.

A second version was made featuring Jordan getting ready to impress a girl when he drives up to her mother's house. He gathers a red heart-shaped box of candy, a large bouquet, and several animals, only to find out that his interest wasn't at her mother's house that day. The video also cuts in between him singing the song and his romantic interest getting ready for the day. This is the one used in music channels.

Track listingEdit

Digital single
1."Love Like Woe"J. R. Rotem3:20
2."Love Like Woe" (X-Mix Chartbusters Vol. 63 Version)J. R. Rotem4:42
3."Love Like Woe" (New Boyz Mash-Up)
  • J. R. Rotem
  • New Boyz
Other versions
1."Love Like Woe" (Digital Dogs Radio Mix)
  • Witzigreuter
  • Rotem
  • J. R. Rotem
  • Digital Dog



The X-Mix remix of "Love Like Woe" (from X-Mix Chartbusters Vol. 63) samples "Tipsy" by J-Kwon.


  1. ^ "The Ready Set – Love Like Woe". Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Kohli, Rohan (31 March 2010). "The Ready Set Music Video For "Love Like Woe" - News Article -". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  3. ^ "The Ready Set Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "The Ready Set Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "The Ready Set Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RIAA Certifications". RIAA. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 6 March 2011.

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