Sunday, November 14, 2010

Music: "Need You Now", by Lady Antebellum

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You can enjoy another superb song thanks to our music teacher, Mª José Barbosa, who has again prepared a "fill in the blanks" activity using the lyrics. These kind of exercises are a very useful aid when training your listening skills and we are sure you are going to like this song and enjoy finding the missing words.


Picture perfect _______________,

Scattered all around the ___________.

Reaching for the _______ cause, I can’t fight it any _________.

And I __________ if I ever cross your __________.
For me it happens all the _________.

It’s a __________ _________ ________, I’m all alone and I _______ you _________.
Said I wouldn’t come but I lost all _______ and ________ you _________.
And I ________ _______ how I can do without, I just __________ you ________.

Another shot of __________, can’t stop looking at the __________.
Wishing you’d come sweeping in the way you did __________.
And I ___________ if I ever cross your _________.
For me it happens all the _________.

It’s a __________ _________ ________, I’m a little drunk and I _______ you _________.
Said I wouldn’t come but I lost all _______ and ________ you _________.
And I ________ _______ how I can do without, I just __________ you ________.

Yes I’d rather hurt than feel nothing at all.
It’s a __________ _________ ________, I’m a little drunk and I _______ you _________.
Said I wouldn’t come but I lost all _______ and ________ you _________.
And I ________ _______ how I can do without, I just __________ you ________. 
I just _________ you ______________.
Oh baby I _________ you ___________.


"Need You Now" is the title of a country pop song performed by American country music group Lady Antebellum. The song was co-written by Lady Antebellum and Josh Kear, and produced by the trio along with Paul Worley. It serves as the lead-off single and title track to their second studio album, Need You Now, which was released on January 26, 2010. The song was their debut single in the UK and Europe and was released on April 26, 2010. The lyrics describe placing a call to someone in the middle of the night due to being lonely and longing for companionship. Hillary Scott commented on the song, saying that "All three of us know what it's like to get to that point where you feel lonely enough that you make a late night phone call that you very well could regret the next day." 

Lady Antebellum is a country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The trio is composed of Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals), Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin) andHillary Scott (lead and background vocals). The group made its debut in 2007.

Lady Antebellum has been awarded Top New Duo or Group in 2009 by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year in 2008 by the Country Music Association. They were nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 2009 51st Grammy Awards; and two more at the 2010 52nd Grammy Awards.Of these nominations, they took home the award for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for "I Run to You". More recently on April 18, 2010, the group was awarded Top Vocal Group, Song of the Year ("Need You Now"), and Single of the Year ("Need You Now") at the 45th ACM Awards. Lady Antebellum recently did a collaboration with American Rock band Maroon 5 titled "Out of Goodbyes" for their album Hands All Over.

As of August 6, 2010, the song is the 19th most downloaded song in history, moving 4,028,000 copies, and is the 2nd most downloaded country song in history, trailing only behind Taylor Swift's "Love Story".

A music video was shot for the song, directed by Dave McClister. In the video the song has an extended piano intro, and features all members of the group acting out scenes related to the storyline. The video begins in a hallway of a hotel where Kelley is sitting against a wall and Scott is in her room, with Haywood playing the piano. Kelley goes to a cafe and has a drink, where Haywood arrives at with his love interest. Scott then leaves her room and hails a taxi. Kelley leaves the cafe and goes outside to walk to a costume ball, which Scott is also traveling to. When they arrive at the ball, they both see their love interests wearing masks and they embrace them. Haywood soon arrives at the ball with his love interest. The video ends with all three members embracing their love interests. The video was filmed in Toronto, Ontario.


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