Originally, “What I Like About You” only peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100, but overtime it has become one of the band’s most-recognized songs and a great representation of ‘80s anthems. Now that 5SOS are officially releasing the song as a single, it is bound to be hitting the radio once again in a whole new century. 5 Seconds of Summer have been performing the song for awhile. In fact, it was originally included on their She Looks So PerfectEP, but we’re glad they decided to wait for their live album to release it as an official single.
“What I Like About You” may have originally been written and performed by The Romantics in 1980, but it’s about to have a totally different band name attached to it, and one that’s not too shabby. 5 Seconds of Summer announced their LIVESOS album this month and performed their first single off the live album this week at the American Music Awards. “What I Like About You” may be older than any of the four guys in 5SOS, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t do the song justice and usher in a new era for the band.
We love the idea of a live 5 Seconds of Summer album because 5SOS is a band that MUST be heard live. Sure, their studio recordings are good. “She Looks So Perfect” hit #32 on the Hot 100, but the band shines and shows the true extent of their talent when they perform live on stage. And “What I Like About You” is the perfect song to showcase that. The song gives each member of the band to show off their vocal and instrument skills. As soon as the live track starts, a great synthy build begins, the drums come in, the guitar solo swings into full gear, and the song only goes up from there. The song is a head banger from start to finish.
When they perform the track live, the boys of 5SOS turn the song into a fan anthem, causing every girl in the audience to swoon and scream in a way that only boy bands can. Not to mention that the guys give 110% for the whole performance. Honestly, the guys always give 110% live, and that’s why we love them. Whether you’ve been a fan since day one or you’re new to the 5SOS family, “What I Like About You” is sure to be your new favorite song. Get ready to hit that repeat button.
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