Boys Like Girls featuring Taylor Swift, "Two Is Better Than One"

71 Billboard Rating

Boys Like Girls roared into the top 40 this summer with the hyperactive single "Love Drunk," but for its follow-up, the band slows things down and displays a softer side. The group pairs up with Taylor Swift for "Two Is Better Than One," which fits its own repertoire as well as the country star's. Lead singer/songwriter Martin Johnson's falsetto complements Swift's sweet tone, and producer Brian Howes builds an orchestral arrangement around their vocals that would be well-suited to a climactic movie moment. The delicate violin strings, conducted by David Campbell, echo the song's declaration about the importance of mending a relationship on the rocks. Already on track to be another hit for Boys Like Girls, this moving duet stands as proof of its own title. -Michael Menachem