For all our UK readers, feel free to take a snooze right about now. You lucky blokes have known the goodness that is The Wanted for a couple of years now. Meanwhile, North American audiences have only recently been exposed to them thanks to the group’s first US Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit “Glad You Came“.
Calan, one of our writers, was an early fan and wrote about them back in October 2010. Shortly thereafter Tyrell jumped aboard, and now I’m officially on The Wanted bandwagon. What’s not to like? Catchy pop tunes with terrific hooks delivered by five cute guys. Speaking of which… hands off everyone, I’m crushing on Max George. Sooooo dreamy.
In anticipation of their first American album set to hit stores on April 24, The Wanted officially offered “Lightning” on iTunes the other day. This track, which was the third single from their second UK album, “Battleground”, was a No. 2 hit across the pond. Will the track fare as well stateside? On paper it should since it has the same writing and producing team behind “Glad You Came“. Watch the music video below and see if it has potential to yield another US hit for The
male Saturdays aka The Wanted. And remember, hands off Max George (the shaved head one)… He’s mine ;)
I have to admit, I’m extremely obsessed with this song right now. It brings out the 13-year-old girl inside me. Just the other day, I was singing it at the top of my lungs in my car with friends. Whilst singing it, we incorporated our awesome SLASH awful British accents. We’re lame, but it was hella fun. Are you a fan of the song and/or The Wanted? Sound off below.