In Love with a Girl

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This article is about the song by Gavin DeGraw. For the White Stripes song, see Fell in Love with a Girl.
"In Love with a Girl"
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Single by Gavin DeGraw
from the album Gavin DeGraw
Released February 12, 2008 (digital download)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:30
Label J Records
Writer(s) Gavin DeGraw
Producer(s) Howard Benson, Max Martin
Gavin DeGraw singles chronology
"Just Friends"
"In Love with a Girl"
"She Holds a Key"

"In Love with a Girl" is a song recorded by American singer Gavin DeGraw and was released as the lead single from DeGraw's self-titled second studio album, released on February 5, 2008.

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on March 25, 2008, on Yahoo! Music. Kristin Cavallari plays his love interest in the video, which opens with a big-box store (Sears) closing while Kristin hides out of sight under a kiosk. She then receives a text message saying "I'm Here XOXO", and then opens the door to her mysterious boyfriend, later revealed to be DeGraw. Together, they then wander aimlessly around the mall, video taping their antics while simultaneously avoiding a security guard who is working the night shift. Scenes are also included with DeGraw playing the piano while his band performs the song. The video ends with the two leaving the store and never being discovered by the guard. The video can be viewed on DeGraw's official channel on YouTube.[1] It gained over 4 million views. The video was ranked on VH1 as the 21st best music video of 2008 on the Top 40 Videos of 2008.

Critical reception[edit]

Katie Hasty of Billboard commented: ""In Love with a Girl" opens with heavily distorted guitars as minor chords roll through, but be not deceived: Lyrically, the track is happy, with the 30-year-old songwriter heralding a girl that "understands." One flaw beleaguers DeGraw's normally dependable croon: the unnecessary presence of auto-tuning, which is mightily distracting. Beyond that, "Girl" is a rocking home run in the same ballpark as "I Don't Want to Be." The chorus is buoyant, backed with idyllic drum tracks alongside, driving each word-heavy verse, as DeGraw's snappy piano lines may have fans playing, heaven forbid, air piano."[2]


Chart (2008)[3][4] Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 17
Canadian Hot 100[5] 32
Danish Singles Chart 24
Italian Download Singles Chart 41
Japan Hot 100 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 40
Swiss Singles Chart 73
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 24
US Billboard Pop Songs[5] 10
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[5] 5


  1. ^ Video on DeGraw's YouTube channel on YouTube.
  2. ^ Billboard review.
  3. ^ Editors from Billboard magazine. "Gavin DeGraw — Artist Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  4. ^ aCharts. "Gavin DeGraw — In Love with a Girl - Music Charts". aCharts. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  5. ^ a b c d