There are plenty of questionable song choices on NOW That’s What I Call Love (out Jan. 26), which a press release sent this morning bills as “A PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT” featuring “20 unforgettable love songs from today’s top artists.” I mean, Hoobastank’s “The Reason”? David Cook’s “Light On”? They might as well have called this thing NOW That’s What I Call Mediocre Adult-Contemporary Rock, am I right?
But one item on the track list really sticks out for me, and that’s Hinder’s “Lips of an Angel.” In case you’re lucky enough to have forgotten it, “Lips of an Angel” is a turgid power ballad about wanting to cheat on one’s current partner with an ex. You know, “My girl’s in the next room/Sometimes I wish she was you.” “Girl, you make it hard to be faithful.” That one. And this is supposed to be romantic?! If your significant other gives you this song about itching to hook up with someone else on Valentine’s Day — or any other day, for that matter — you might be justified in dumping him or her immediately.
I don’t even like Valentine’s Day, but I’m pretty sure “Lips of an Angel” makes a mockery of everything that ridiculous pseudo-holiday stands for. Am I the only one? Watch the song below if you must, click through to the jump for the full lineup of NOW That’s What I Call Love songs, then sound off in the comments section.
NOW That’s What I Call Love track list
Colbie Caillat, “Bubbly”
Maroon 5, “She Will Be Loved”
Lifehouse, “Whatever It Takes”
3 Doors Down, “Here Without You”
Nickelback, “Far Away”
David Cook, “Light On”
Hinder, “Lips Of An Angel”
Hoobastank, “The Reason”
Howie Day, “Collide”
Katy Perry, “Thinking Of You”
Alicia Keys, “No One”
Natasha Bedingfield feat. Sean Kingston, “Love Like This”
Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”
Timbaland feat. OneRepublic, “Apologize”
Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, “No Air”
Norah Jones, “Come Away With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Love Story”
Keith Urban, “Kiss A Girl”
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