BY RHIANNON HALLER
Daily Arts Writer
Published March 1, 2009
“My Life Would Suck Without You”
4 out of 5 stars
Kelly Clarkson’s latest single, “My Life Would Suck Without You,” is a perfect example of why she has continued to climb the charts after winning “American Idol.” Beginning with an irresistible guitar riff accompanied by fittingly cheesy lyrics like “Guess this means you’re sorry / you’re standing at my door/ Guess this means you take back / all you said before,” the song immediately hooks listeners before shoving them quickly into a soaring chorus. It’s not revolutionary, and it doesn’t claim to be. It’s simply pure, radio-pop goodness that’s bound to become the guilty pleasure of many.