In Love with a Girl
|"In Love with a Girl"|
|Single by Gavin DeGraw|
|from the album Gavin DeGraw|
|Released||February 12, 2008 (digital download)|
|Producer(s)||Howard Benson, Max Martin|
|Gavin DeGraw singles chronology|
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. 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.
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."
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||17|
|Canadian Hot 100||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||24|
|US Billboard Pop Songs||10|
|US Billboard Adult Pop Songs||5|
- on YouTube.
- Billboard review.
- Editors from Billboard magazine. "Gavin DeGraw — Artist Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
- aCharts. "Gavin DeGraw — In Love with a Girl - Music Charts". aCharts. Retrieved 2009-01-01.