This week’s Song of the Week, “In Love with a Girl,” was released as the lead single from DeGraw’s self-titled second studio album, released on February 5, 2008. It reached the top 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 of 2008.
The music video premiered on March 25, 2008, on Yahoo! Music. Kristin Cavallari plays his love interest in the video, which opens with a big-box store (Sears) closing while Kristin hides out of sight under a kiosk. She then receives a text message saying “I’m Here XOXO”, and then opens the door to her mysterious boyfriend, later revealed to be DeGraw. Together, they then wander aimlessly around the mall, videotaping their antics while simultaneously avoiding a security guard who is working the night shift. It gained over 4 million views. The video was ranked on VH1 as the 21st best music video of 2008 on the Top 40 Videos of 2008.