“Love Today” by Mika
As a premise, as presented in the first verse the vocalist is someone who is “fighting tears just to carry on”, i.e. being in a state of depressed.
So with sex being a universally recognized remedy to such a disposition, it is somewhat understandable why he’s getting excited by sexy potential romantic interests. Indeed with such a concept in mind, that is likely why he so comfortably espousing prostitution even. For at the end of the day, Mika knows that everybody needs “love”, as artistically put in this piece.
So what the singer is celebrating and calling for is that “today” everyone proves fortunate enough to receive some “love”. And it can be said that who he is more particularly speaking on behalf of is aroused dudes like himself.
Release Date of “Love Today”
On April 23rd, 2007, Mika release this as a single from his highly successful album titled “Life in Cartoon Motion”. The song was actually the second single to be released from the project in question.
Did Mika write this song himself?
Yes, he did. He composed both the music and lyrics of “Love Today”. He however, left the production duties to be taken care of the renowned Canadian music producer known as Greg Wells.
We can classify “Love Today into any of the following music genres:
- Glam rock
- Power pop
Did “Love Today” win a Grammy?
The song was nominated for the award, “Best Dance Recording” at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008. It lost to “LoveStoned/I Think She Knows” performed by Justin Timberlake. That category included the following nominees:
- Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.”
- Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music”
- The Chemical Brothers’ “Do It Again”
More Interesting Facts about “Love Today”
During a presentation at a Miss Universe event in Vietnam, the song was used as the background music.
Mizone, an isotonic drink from Indonesia used a portion of “Love Today” as a background song for a TV commercial.
- US – 92
- UK – 6
- Scotland – 4
- Italy – 5
- France – 5
- Finland – 9
- Belgium – 3
- Australia – 3
This featured in the American comedy film, “Get Him to the Greek” of 2010, the romantic comedy, “Monte Carlo” of 2011 and the children’s film “Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage”.
The “Life in Cartoon Motion” Album
Love Today was Mika’s second single from his debut studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion.
Casablanca Records released the album on February 5, 2007. Mika and Canadian record producer Greg Wells produced all the songs on the album. In addition, Greg mixed all the eleven songs on the album’s original track listing.
Life in Cartoon Motion was number one on the following album charts:
- Swiss Albums
- U.K. Albums
- Russian Albums
- Argentine Albums
- Dutch Albums
- French Albums
It also ranked 29th on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition, it has received numerous platinum, gold, and diamond status from over 20 album certifications organizations of many European and American countries.
Over 4 million copies of the album have been sold in only Europe since its release. “Life in Cartoon Motion” went on to become one of the most successful studio albums of 2007.
Aside, “Love Today”, other notable singles from the album include:
- “Grace Kelly
- “Relax, Take it Easy”