My Top 20 Songs of 2012 #5: Chairlift – ‘I Belong In Your Arms’


The best song on Chairlift’s ‘Something’, this is an unashamedly lovely song. It celebrates the rush of being head-over-heels in love, in all its irrationality. The lyrics of the verses don’t really make sense, but they don’t have to, the chorus is so great that the song sounds brilliant even when the verses are sung in Japanese.

It’s a straightforward, totally disarming song. It’s surely enough to make even the greatest misanthrope want to get up on a dancefloor and wheel around with their arms outstretched, like a giddy child.

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