Monday, September 7, 2009

Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk

Whoever thought of the comparison of being in love - then breaking up with a girl, to being drunk - then hungover, needs to go back to the drawing board. This comparison is what Boys Like Girls' new single, Love Drunk, is based on.

Boys Like Girls is a band who dominated the radio with three hit singles off of their self-titled debut album. Released in 2006, Boys Like Girls spawned The Great Escape, Thunder, and Hero/Heroine. Although The Great Escape gained the most recognition, I always felt that Hero/Heroine was their strongest single. Thunder was too bland to really catch my attention. The album went gold, and now their back to try for platinum. Their new single is unlike all three of these songs. It transforms the Boston "pop-punk" band into a "POP-punk" band.

Boys Like Girls caught on to all of the current radio trends. It's danceable, it has a catchy melody, and the lyrics in the chorus are easy to memorize. It's pretty much a song created for tween girls to swarm over. The lyrics are the one thing that sticks out. Tween girls shouldn't be singing about comparing "love" to, of all things... alcohol. What? Really? The best part of the song is the key change during the final chorus. This really stands out musically and keeps the song from being repetitive.

Unless you're the tween girl I was talking about earlier, I would definitely pass on Love Drunk. It's a song that might make people give you strange looks if sung in public. You can check it out if you're desperate for a catchy song that isn't Miley Cyrus, but there really isn't that much of a difference. It's a step up from 3OH!3, but instead I would just listen to All Time Low... or any other pop-punk band.


  1. What? Are you saying Miley Cyrus is... BAD? ;)

    I do like Miley Cyrus, but I wouldn't like to hear about this " drug related" song, as you describe it. Plus, if you listened to Miley( yes, first name only) that's NOT what she sings about! Once again, i'll pass on this song. - Unknown Kritic. ;)

  2. I hate miley Cyrus Ilooooooove! Boys like girls!!