12. ‘Lover’ – The title track and fourth single. I like the sound of this song a lot better than the lyrics. The verses have a really cool ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ quality. But I have a hard time taking the word “lover” seriously — it conjures up images of Will Ferrell and Rachel Dratch in a hot tub. And “we could leave the Christmas lights up til January” — who doesn’t do that? Still, very solid song.
To clarify, the songs I’m posting this week and last are the ten highest-ranked Billboard songs on the day I looked (10 days ago or so). That list has changed since, though not very much. Mostly it’s the same songs just shuffled around a bit. So if you’re checking now and Aloe Blacc is higher than #10, that’s why.