Did you ever think we'd see the day when a rock band from Nashville, Tenn., had the No. 1 hit song in all the land? Tip-top of the pops. Numero uno. The ne plus ultra of chart positions. And what's weird, really, is that in this age of "have a hit immediately or the label will pretty much forget about you," Kings of Leon have hit paydirt a full year after Only by the Night came out. I'm sure Glenn could tell you the last year-old song to make No. 1, but I'm not good with charts and I don't have his number.
Anyway. "Use Somebody": It's a song about using somebody (someone like you), and I think that's a situation we can all understand, whether we have kids or pets or neither. Bat for Lashes covered it. Paramore covered it. And the video was nominated for a VMA. Would Kanye have interrupted the Followills the way he--oh, nevermind.