The Darkness' "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" is a Modern Karaoke Classic

The Darkness' "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" video
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It's been just over a year into staying at home thanks to COVID-19. We don't know about you, but we can't wait to start doing karaoke again - and The Darkness' "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" might be one of the best songs to sing along to.

Released in the fall of 2003, "I Believe" was a smash hit for the British rockers, reaching No. 2 in their home country. Drawing inspiration from acts like Queen, Def Leppard and AC/DC, the track is nothing but good times and a little bit of romance with some killer guitar solos for good measure.

And don't worry: frontman Justin Hawkins says it's OK to not think too hard about the lyrics. "Some of the most stupid stuff is the ones that people sing at you, and that always makes me smile," he told Songfacts in 2019. "Things like, 'My heart's in overdrive and you're behind the steering wheel.' That's just daft. But in the right way, it's not too stupid, and it's not clever-clever stupid...Being daft in the right way is very difficult. I've only done it well a couple of times. That's probably one of them."

The song's video also draws the line between stupid - or at least silly - and clever, with the band riding on a spaceship and fighting off oversized crabs and squids with the power of rock. (If you think that's wild, check above for the song's original low-budget video, long before the band released their debut Permission to Land.)

Clever or not, "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" is catchy as hell - and we'll see you up at the mic as soon as its safe to shout along to our karaoke version of this one.

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