Boy bands are having a moment. What, you haven’t heard?
Not only are One Direction and Big Time Rush teaming up for a sold-out North American tour, but now British fivesome the Wanted are taking the States by storm as well.
During the vocal group’s three-week U.S. press tour, their single “Glad You Came,” a summery dance jam straight from the shores of Ibiza, has rocketed from No. 85 all the way to No. 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and yesterday, the Wanted announced on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show that Glee would be covering the song later this season.
Now, the last time Glee introduced a new artist to America – the show featured fun.’s “We Are Young” in December – the single hopped atop the iTunes download chart (and got key placement in a Chevy Super Bowl ad), so it’s safe to say that Ryan Murphy’s vote of confidence has some swaying power in the pop scene.
But “Glad You Came” feels like a potential radio-club titan poised to become a hit with or without the Glee boost. (Though that is a nice perk!)
Give a listen track below, and let us know what you think in the comments:
What say you, readers? Do you want what the Wanted is selling?