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Why Is John Legend’s “All of Me” No. 1?

John Legend’s “All of Me”—the new No. 1 song on Billboard’s authoritative, all-genre Hot 100 chart—is a paean to crazy love, a passion that’s can’t be deterred by “curves” or “edges” or “imperfections.” Its lyrics pull the clever (or crass) trick of expressing universal relationship bromides in seemingly specific language, rather like a horoscope. Legend’s [...] Read more