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We Didn't Realize How Much We Needed Adele And Darius Rucker's Cover Of 'Need You Now'

Doing the original justice.

During Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Adele scored wins in three of the ceremony's biggest categories. Along with Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Hello," the U.K. superstar took home a trophy for Album of the Year for 25, which she accepted,  but declared should have gone to Beyoncé for Lemonade.

But besides being a good sport, it's her cover of another Record and Song of the Year that has us feeling nostalgic and weepy all at the same time. That tune is "Need You Now," the country and crossover hit by Lady Antebellum that ruled the radio back in 2010 and got its Grammys in 2011.

The song made it to the top of the country charts and hit No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 — likely reasons that led to Lady Antebellum being named one of CMT's Artists of the Year for 2010 at the peak of the tune's popularity. It might also have something to do with the catchy lyrics that everyone knows: "It's a quarter after 1 / I'm all alone and I need you now."

Joined by former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman and genre star, Darius Rucker, the pair put on a spectacular vocal performance that brings lead vocalist Hillary Scott to tears and the audience to its feet.

We can't wait for Lady Antebellum to release their new album — titled Heart Break — in June. But for now, we'll "settle" and appreciate this interpretation of their classic.


Check out the duo's amazing performance below:

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