Loving you is . . . easy to forget?
August 27, 2015 7:59 PM   Subscribe

What was that song from 2008 - 2009?

Ok, I can't believe I have to use a question for this -

Back in 2008 - 2009, there was a song. Part of the melody popped in to my head tonight, but I cannot for the life of me remember the rest enough to look it up and listen to it.

The singer was male, the tune was a little blue and jazzy and had the refrain "loving you is" or maybe "is not" something or other. It seems to have been very popular but I can't find anything that I recognize on top 40 lists from those two years, but it had to be prior to the spring of 2009. Maybe as far back as 2007, but I doubt it. It was about unrequited love, perhaps, or loving someone who was cold, or hot and cold?

The music video, if I recall correctly, had a close up of someone pressing on a drum pedal. It might have been in black and white.

Please hope, I don't know that I'll be able to sleep until you or Google can fix this brain fart for me.
posted by mibo to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Loving You is Killing Me — Aloe Blacc

Admittedly, it wasn't from 2009 or earlier, the video wasn't as you described, and it wasn't that popular (some of his later songs have been much more popular). But it was on an album released in 2010 (single released in 2011), with a sparse video, and everything else seems to fit.
posted by John Cohen at 8:12 PM on August 27, 2015

Response by poster: Gah, sorry - it was a white dude. But this Aloe is awesome and I shall pursue.
posted by mibo at 8:14 PM on August 27, 2015


Maybe? Lyrics and timeline fit
posted by durandal at 8:22 PM on August 27, 2015

posted by The otter lady at 9:56 PM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down - LCD Soundsystem?

White male singer. Blue and jazzy. Quite popular but wasn't a single from the album so it wouldn't get top 40. Fits "loving somebody who's hot and cold". Album was released 2007 but this particular song got traction with the video (I think) which was in early 2009 by the Youtube date (so maybe a little earlier but in the right time period).

Can't find a drum pedal in the video though, and it's not in black and white. The refrain is also not quite fitting.
posted by solarion at 9:02 AM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

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