I can not believe people are praising this song. I saw the film clip on TV a couple of days ago and didn't know which band it was and I could not believe how terrible the song was. Lyrics are atrocious, the music does nothing for me, the structure is unoriginal and the theme has been done to death. Toward the end of the clip I was about to google the lyrics and find out which awful new band this was, and then it popped up on the screen. It's so bad.
A pop song about a girl, with unoriginal hooks, and simple lyrics? You don't say!
You've got to take things for what they are. This is just a fun song. Now, if this was Circa Survive or Anberlin writing this same song then I could understand the ire at the song's musical and lyrical content, but it's Matchbox 20 and you've got to know what you're getting coming into it.