"What Is Love" combines the powerhouse chords of "Battlefield" with a hint of "Cannonball's" production while lyrics similar to "Louder" float above it all. Sure, the whole theme of questioning romance and defining it is a tried-and-true trope, but it works for Michele. She brings an air of sincerity to the track, which could easily have gone down the disposable pop ballad route. "What Is Love" is dramatic without being in your face. Plus, her vocal delivery is enough to floor you.
Opening Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records.