Use Somebody (3:51)

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“Use Somebody” is the second single from Only by the Night, the fourth studio album by Kings of Leon, released on December 8, 2008.The music video was premiered exclusively on the band’s MySpace page on November 4, 2008.

On Sunday, December 7, 2008, Caleb from Kings of Leon said that at about the same time in 2007 when they were touring, they had a fall out, while in Glasgow before their concert on Monday, December 3, 2007. This is when he said “Use Somebody” was written, he credited the writing of the song to the City of Glasgow and the audience at the SECC on that night.

The single received heavy airplay in Scandinavia, such as in Finland and Sweden, as well as the Republic of Ireland, UK and Australia, where it has remained at number one on the Official Airplay Chart for six consecutive weeks. It was a huge success in the U.S., where it topped multiple airplay formats, and reached #4 on the Hot 100 and the top of the Pop Songs chart.

“Use Somebody” debuted in the UK Singles Chart at #29 via download sales alone on September 28, 2008, the same date as its parent album, just six days after the album’s release and two weeks after the #1 single “Sex on Fire” charted. Despite falling to #50 over the next month, on November 23 the single became Kings of Leon’s fifth single to enter the UK Top 20, charting at #17 and rising to #15 the following week. On December 7, 2008, the day before its physical release, it marked only the band’s second UK Top 10 single, climbing to #10.


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