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Lady Antebellum: 'Need You Now'

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Lady Antebellum 'Need You Now'
Released on Monday, Apr 26 2010

Lady Antebellum may sound like a flamboyant fairground fortune-teller, but it's actually the name of a US country trio who are nearly as big as Starbucks in their homeland. A quick recap of events so far: their 2008 debut topped the Billboard 200; earlier this year the follow-up shifted a million copies in a month; and they came away from the recent Academy of Country Music awards clutching a trophy apiece.

Listening to 'Need You Now', their first UK single, it's easy to see why. Anchored by an ear-snagging piano riff, it's a glossy slice of countrified soft rock with a gorgeously wistful chorus that grabs you on first listen. Its tale of romantic longing, presented as a male/female duet between co-leads Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, is oh-so-relatable too – how can you not fall for a song whose key line goes: "It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk, and I need you now"? If Rachel and Finn don't get to croon this at each other soon, Glee's musical director will deserve a slap.


> Click here to watch the 'Need You Now' video

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