Rhythm of Love (Plain White T's song)

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"Rhythm of Love"
Plain white ts - Rhythm of love.jpg
Single by Plain White T's
from the album Wonders of the Younger
ReleasedOctober 3, 2010 (2010-10-03)
FormatCD single, digital download
Length3:21 (single version)
3:08 (radio edit)
Songwriter(s)Tim Lopez
Producer(s)Ian Kirkpatrick, Nick Rucker
Plain White T's singles chronology
"1, 2, 3, 4"
"Rhythm of Love"
Music video
”Rhythm of Love” on YouTube

"Rhythm of Love" is a song by American rock band Plain White T's. It is the first single from their sixth studio album Wonders of the Younger. The song debuted at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 38.[1] The song was featured in a fall 2010 promo for the season two premiere of Parenthood on NBC, and also during the closing credits of the 2011 film No Strings Attached. As of April 2011, the single has sold over 1,000,000 copies.[2]


"Rhythm of Love" is written by Tim Lopez. On the band’s previous disc, Lopez shared vocals with Higgenson on two tracks, but this marks his first time doing a solo lead vocal. The band described the song which has a markedly gentle feel—gentler even, maybe, than "Hey There Delilah" which was the first drumless tune to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in years. "It's a distinct style change than what we've done in the past," says Lopez, and not just because of his temporary frontman status on it. "Just with that island-y scratch guitar – it's the sound I heard in my head when it came to writing a song."[3] The song is played by gently lilting acoustic guitars.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Mike Venezia[4] who also helmed the band's previous hit video for "1,2,3,4". Premiering August 14, 2010 on VH1,[5] it was subsequently voted to the VH1 Top 20 Countdown fourteen weeks in a row, peaking at #6.[6] The music video was also ranked one of the top seven clips of the year by tween magazine J-14,[7] and accrued over 8 million hits on YouTube.[8]

Filmed at Point Mugu, California,[9] the video follows singer Tim Lopez as he walks and sings his way through a beach party along the edge of the shore. Band performance also occurs in front of a circus themed red and white striped wall, surrounded by dancers. The wall was later recreated as an illustration for the album cover of Wonders of the Younger,[10] and physically re-constructed as a backdrop for official live tour performances.[11]

On January 22, 2011, the "Rhythm of Love" music video was re-released in 3D by PassmoreLab and added to the official Mitsubishi 3D reel in over 11,000 retail locations, and made available for distribution worldwide.[12]

Chart performance[edit]

"Rhythm of Love" debuted at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of August 28, 2010 before falling off the next week. It re-charted at number 99 on the week of September 28, 2010 before falling off again two weeks later. On the week of October 23, 2010, the song re-charted again at number 89 and continually climbed up until the week of February 19, 2011 where it made its final appearance by peaking at number 38, their third Top 40 hit on that chart to date.[13]

Chart (2010–11) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 98
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 60
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 38
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 20
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 5
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[19] 4


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[20] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  4. ^ "Plain White T's announce second leg of their 'Wonders of the Younger' Tour". AMP MAGAZINE DOTCOM. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  5. ^ "Top 20 Premieres: Beastie Boys, Bruno Mars". VH1.com. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "VH1 Top 20 (10.16.2010)". VH1.com - Community. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
  7. ^ "J-14 Staff Picks: Best Music Videos of 2010". J-14. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  8. ^ "Plain White T's - Rhythm Of Love". PlainWhiteTsVEVO.
  9. ^ "Plain White T's video films in Malibu". Hollywood Times Square. Retrieved July 15, 2010.
  10. ^ "The Wonders of the Younger - album art revealed!". Plain White T's Official Website. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  11. ^ Owyoung, Todd. "Photos: Plain White T's @ The Pageant". I Shoot Shows Music Photography. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  12. ^ "Plain White T's Smash Hit "Rhythm of Love" Now in 3D with PassmoreLab". PassmoreLab. Retrieved January 22, 2011 – via PR Web.
  13. ^ "Plain White T's - Rhythm Of Love". aCharts.us. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  14. ^ "Plain White T's Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Plain White T's Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Plain White T's Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Plain White T's Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Plain White T's Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Plain White T's – Rhythm of Love". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 26, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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