Love Song


by Sara Bareilles


"Love Song" is American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles' breakout single, released in June 2007 off her major-label debut album, Little Voice (2007). It was nominated for 2009 Grammy Awards in the categories Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It remains Bareilles' biggest hit single in the United States to date, and remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for 41 weeks. Many consider it her breakout song due to it being her first hit and selling more than any other song by Bareilles. In 2011, she explained why she wrote it, saying, "it was actually written for my record label. I had been turning in new music. I was getting the red light. I couldn't go into the studio yet because they were waiting for something. But nobody said what they were waiting for. So I kept turning in new songs, thinking like, 'Is this what you want? Is this what you want?' And it was always a big thumbs down, and I ended up writing 'Love Song' out of frustration." In 2014, she stated it was "very tongue-in-cheek" and "nasty in a passive-aggressive way," confirming it was a response to the record label pressuring her to make safe, "radio friendly" songs.

Difficulty:
3/10

Level:
Beginner

Genre:
Pop

Time Period:
2000's


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