It is a ballad with lush instrumentation and a swelling string arrangement, in contrast to the understated production of most songs on the album.
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Rounding out with a suitably breathtaking blast from her impressive pipes and the result sounds like classic, though it's anything but camp.
It's almost tempting to view its becoming a single as a deliberate joke, a prank on the public to see just how much nonsense they'd accept from a No.
In other words, this young woman has found herself in the trap of a textbook example of a toxic relationship.
The guy doesn't just win or steal her heart; he claims it, like he's Fortinbras or something.
With this achievement, 21 became one of only six albums to yield at least three number one singles during the decade; sharing the honour with 's 5 , 's 3 , 's 3 , 's 3 and 's 3.
Adele also added the song to the of her second worldwide tour.