In general, songs that include spelling out a word are insanely catchy (think John Cougar Mellencamp’s “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” Tammy Wynette’s “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.,” “there was a farmer who had a dog and Bingo was his name-o/B, I, N, G, O” – you get the idea).
Ashlee Simpson’s “L.O.V.E.”, the video for which premieres on AOL Music today, is no different. True, approximately 40 percent of the song’s lyrics are the letters L and O, but I’ll be damned it if I haven’t been humming it since lunchtime. The video, on the other hand, is not so memorable. Ashlee, fed up with her current beau, throws her cell phone in the toilet when he calls, and goes out with her girls instead. At some house party, she dances around with a cane left over from the Clockwork Orange prop trailer – and hipsters in various stages of undress. Apparently “[she’s] talking ‘bout love.” The crunchy hair doesn’t do her any favors, but the improbably low register of her voice (like she had a scotch-and-soda and a carton of Parliaments before the recording session) is somewhat compelling. But, please, someone tell her that making an L with your fingers sometimes means something else.
What did you think of the clip?
addCredit(“Ashlee Simpson: James White”)