Love Drunk

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Love Drunk
Love Drunk cover.jpg
Studio album by Boys Like Girls
Released September 7, 2009
Recorded 2008; New York City, New York and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genre
Length 43:09
Label Columbia, Red Ink
Producer Brian Howes
Boys Like Girls chronology
Boys Like Girls
(2006)Boys Like Girls2006
Love Drunk
(2009)
Crazy World
(2012)Crazy World2012
Singles from Love Drunk
  1. "Love Drunk"
    Released: July 7, 2009
  2. "She's Got a Boyfriend Now"
    Released: September 15, 2009
  3. "Two Is Better Than One"
    Released: October 19, 2009
  4. "Heart Heart Heartbreak"
    Released: April 13, 2010[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk(67%)[2]
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press3/5 stars[4]
Billboard(73/100)[5]
Blogcritics(favorable)[6]
Melodic4/5 stars [7]
Sputnikmusic1.5/5 stars[8]

Love Drunk is the second studio album by American pop rock band Boys Like Girls. The album was recorded in New York City and Vancouver because there are "two different producers/production teams, two different environments, and two different styles of inspiration" stated by the band's frontman Martin Johnson. The album peaked at #8 on Billboard 200, making it the biggest hit for the band. Its lead single, titled "Love Drunk" was released on July 7, 2009 shortly followed by "She's Got a Boyfriend Now", "Two Is Better Than One" (featuring Taylor Swift) and "Heart Heart Heartbreak". This is the last album to feature bassist Bryan Donahue before his departure in 2011.

Development and release[edit]

On May 20, the band posted a street team announcement about "participating in various online and street promotions to help BLG get the word out about the new album."[9] On June 18, Love Drunk was announced for release in September.[10] On June 25, 2009 at around 10:15AM, the band streamed "Love Drunk" on their MySpace site. "Love Drunk" was released as a single on July 6. In the same month, the band went on tour with Never Shout Never and the Ready Set.[10] On the radio show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, an acoustic version of "Two Is Better Than One" was premiered. "Heart Heart Heartbreak" was released on the band's PureVolume on August 17, as a result of reaching 250,000 fans on their Facebook.[11] A 30-second preview of every song on the album was subsequently uploaded to YouTube, and then began officially streaming on their MySpace.[12] Love Drunk was released on September 8 through major label Columbia Records.[10] A deluxe edition of Love Drunk was released through iTunes exclusively from October 2–4.[citation needed]

The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 in its first week of release. News of an official Mark Hoppus remix of "Love Drunk" spread and it was confirmed as an exclusive track of the Love Drunk deluxe edition album. An exclusive Sean Kingston remix of "Love Drunk" was then confirmed on November 12 to be released on the iTunes Store as part of the Love Drunk EP, including acoustic versions of both "Love Drunk" and "She's Got a Boyfriend Now". The EP became available to purchase on January 5, 2010.

Singles[edit]

"Love Drunk" is the title track and lead single of the album. It was released to iTunes on June 30, 2009 and sent to mainstream radio on July 6, 2009.[13] The music video features Ashley Tisdale.

"She's Got a Boyfriend Now" was released as a digital single on September 15, 2009.[14]

"Two Is Better Than One" is a collaboration with Taylor Swift and the official second single from Love Drunk. The single was released for airplay on October 19, 2009.[15]

"Heart Heart Heartbreak" is the album's third single. The song was officially sent to U.S. radio on April 13, 2010.[16][13]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Martin Johnson.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Heart Heart Heartbreak"Johnson, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz3:24
2."Love Drunk"Johnson, Hollander, Katz3:46
3."She's Got a Boyfriend Now"Johnson, Hollander, Katz4:05
4."Two Is Better Than One" (featuring Taylor Swift)Johnson4:02
5."Contagious"Johnson, Brian Howes3:20
6."Real Thing"Johnson, Hollander, Katz3:22
7."Someone like You"Johnson4:01
8."The Shot Heard 'Round the World"Johnson3:28
9."The First One"Johnson, Howes4:01
10."Chemicals Collide"Johnson, Hollander, Katz3:31
11."Go"Johnson6:09
Total length:43:09

Love Drunk EP[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Love Drunk" (album version)3:48
2."Love Drunk" (acoustic version)3:53
3."Love Drunk" (live acoustic @ LA)4:04
4."She's Got a Boyfriend Now" (acoustic version)4:25
5."Love Drunk" (Sean Kingston remix)3:45

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom September 7, 2009
United States September 8, 2009
Mexico September 14, 2009
Brazil March 20, 2010
Germany April 9, 2010

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 8
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 1
Canadian Albums Chart 11
UK Albums Chart 110

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases | Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  2. ^ Gregory Robson. "Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  3. ^ Tim Sendra. "Love Drunk > Boys Like Girls". All Music Guide. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  4. ^ Scott Heisel. "FILE UNDER: BOYS WHO LIKE GIRLS WHO LIKE POP MADE BY BOYS". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  5. ^ Michael Menachem. "Love Drunk (2009) > Reviews". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  6. ^ Zach Solomon-Beloin. "Music Review: Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  7. ^ Winberg, Pär (December 1, 2009). "Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk". Melodic. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  8. ^ Caleb McAlpine. "Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  9. ^ "Boys Like Girls need your promo experience". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. May 20, 2009. Retrieved August 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c "Boys Like Girls reveal Love Drunk release date". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. June 18, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Purevolume • Boys Like Girls • Love Drunk, 2009". Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  12. ^ "Boys Like Girls To Release Love Drunk Sept. 8". FOX Business. August 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-02. [dead link]
  13. ^ a b "Radio Industry". FMQB. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  14. ^ She's Got a Boyfriend Now Songfacts
  15. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Archived from the original on 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  16. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases | Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29.