"Without You" is a song by French DJ David Guetta, featuring vocals from American recording artist Usher. It was released as the third single from Guetta's fifth studio album, Nothing but the Beat on October 21, 2011. The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Guetta's third top ten single, following "Club Can't Handle Me" a
Without You’ is a light, hands-in-the-air and somewhat ethereal song lamenting a heavy subject: Life without someone who means the world to you. The nuances and studio enhancements to the vocals are subtle; it’s echoes and layering, but not too much trickery. When they sing “I’ve lost my mind without you” and “I’m paralyzed without you,” the words are clear as bells. The heft of the words juxtaposed against the feathery music works and allows the song to remain bouyant and well, not a downer despite its unhappy musings.
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There’s an abundance of hand claps and a dreamy vibe present in the song. The choruses invite lots of dancing, but this isn’t much of clubby rager. Structurally, the song reminds us of Madonna‘s ‘Ray of Light’; that’s not to suggest that ‘Without You’ sounds like ‘Ray of Light,’ but it shares the same formula and airy energy.