Best Love Song

Album: RevolveR (2011)
Charted: 40 33
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This R&B/pop song was leaked from rapper T-Pain's fourth studio album RevolveR. The culprit behind the leak was no lesser person than the Auto-Tune king himself. Because the previous singles from the album did not chart as well as planned, T-Pain decided he would start releasing the tracks as promotional singles. He stated: "Since nobody wants to respect this form of art that you all say we 'love' so much, I'm just gonna go ahead and start leakin the album myself tonight." The plan worked as the song became T-Pain's first Top 40 hit since "Freeze" in 2008.
  • The song features Chris Brown, who contributes some un-processed vocals. The pair previously collaborated on "Freeze" and Brown's hit "Kiss Kiss." T-Pain told The Boombox that when it comes to love songs, Brown is the best man for the job. "If I'm making the best love song I can ever make, I gotta get the person that I love all of their love songs," he said of teaming with Brown again. "You know how he writes all the melodies - what better person to get than the one you got to love when it comes to things like that."
  • Lyrically the song finds T-Pain asking the club DJ to help him write the "Best Love Song" to win the heart of his romantic target for the night. We assume his Rap Song didn't work.
  • T-Pain came up with the song's title before the lyrics. He told Billboard magazine: "I didn't even write that song; once I named it, I just went in the booth and blurted out whatever came to my head. Chris came to the studio while I was doing it, and he refused to NOT be part of the song, so I told him to go in the booth and do the same thing I did, don't try to write nothin' down, just go in there and let's get it done. And he just blurted out lyrics and it came out really nice."
  • Nappy Boy Entertainment producer Young Fyre supplied the beat, one of three he landed on rEVOLVEr. The Iowa native also has worked with several other notable artists including Chris Brown, Mario and Lil Wayne ("How To Hate.")

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Al Jourgensen of Ministry

Al Jourgensen of MinistrySongwriter Interviews

In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.

Artis the Spoonman

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in Songs

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in SongsSong Writing

Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.

American Hits With Foreign Titles

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?

Second Wind Songs

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.

Little Big Town

Little Big TownSongwriter Interviews

"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."