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Singles swap

EW recommends songs similar to the ones you already love. On this week's agenda: Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z, and more

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Bruno Mars, ”Grenade”
A stricken, masochistic Mars pulls the pin on a lopsided love affair.

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Plan B, ”She Said”
The British import meets Mars’ nefarious-romance scenario halfway, with retro-soul flair.

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Lady Antebellum, ”Our Kind of Love”
Love is an open highway and the heart is a free bird on the trio’s breezy valentine.

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Thompson Square, ”I Got You”
The married Nashville duo delivers more twangy, rose-colored metaphors.

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Foo Fighters, ”Rope”
The Foos’ rock-chart topper toes the twine line between thunderous and melodic.

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Jeff the Brotherhood, ”Shredder”
Real-life Southern brothers play true to song title on this raw, fuzzed-up garage stomper.

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Jay-Z, ”Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”
Jigga’s classic cut brings the original nizzle — and an ingeniously tweaked Jackson 5 hook.

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Josh Baze ”Peroxide”
The Brooklyn MC’s sweet samples and smooth cadences hint at major Hova 2.0 potential.

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The Script, ”For the First Time”
The Irish trio’s soft-rock blarney earns them a U.S. hit (for the second time, actually).

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Augustana, ”Just Stay Here Tonight”
The young San Diego outfit supplies similarly earnest, slow-build swoon.