Who sang the song Bleeding Love in 2008

Bleeding love

Leona Lewis

Bleeding love is a pop / R&B ballad by British singer Leona Lewis. It was written by Jesse McCartney[1] and Ryan Tedder, who also produced the song.[2]Bleeding love appeared on Lewis' debut albumSpirit; it was released as a single in the UK and Ireland in October 2007 (Lewis’s second official single after A moment like this).[3] In 2008 the title became a worldwide success and the best-selling single. Bleeding love is after Candle in the Wind 97 ' the second song, which reached number one on the charts in 34 countries. The music video first aired on October 17, 2007[4] and uploaded to YouTube on the same day, where it has been viewed over 120 million times to date.[5]

The track was digitally downloaded over 3.3 million times in the United States alone and was the top-selling single there in 2008.[6][7] The piece is in the Billboard decade charts from 2000 to 2009 at number 17.[8] The single was even more successful in the UK, where it was the best-selling single of 2007. So far there have been over 9 million units of Bleeding love sold what makes the single the fifth best-selling single of the millennium and 21st century and one of the most successful and best-selling songs of all time.[9]
Bleeding love stayed in the UK charts for three years, in 2007 it was a number one hit, in 2008 the song was at number 2 and in 2009 at number 97 in the UK charts.[10]Bleeding love was at the 2009 Grammy Awards for a Grammy in the categories Record of the year, Single of the year, Song of the year and Best female vocal performance nominated.


In December 2006, Leona Lewis won the third season of The X Factor, a British talent show. Her endowed prize was a £ 1 million record deal with Sony BMG, where Simon Cowell (who was also on the jury for The X Factor) is an A&R chief.[11] Cowell motivated Lewis on the talent show. He wanted to make an "incredible recording" of Lewis' debut album with the world's best producers and songwriters.[12]

OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and pop singer and songwriter Jesse McCartney wrote the song in February 2007 Bleeding love for McCartney's third studio album[13]Departure, but his record label didn't like the song.[14] Tedder thought the song was "massive". McCartney wanted to keep the song to himself, but Tedder refused to work with it.[14] In an interview, Tedder stated that he didn't want a winner from American Idol work, but as he listened to some of the songs on Lewis's website, he said, "From a songwriter's point of view, with or without a TV show, this girl has one of the best voices I've ever heard."[15] When Tedder heard that Cowell was looking for songs for Leona's debut album, Tedder arranged Bleeding love for Leona Lewis, because the song fits her voice perfectly.[14][15]

Music structure and content

Bleeding love is a pop / R&B ballad, in F major. It has 104 beats per minute (bpm) in 4/4 time. The album version is 4 minutes and 22 seconds long and the radio edit is 4 minutes and a second. Lewis sings her version in a vocal range of 1 1/2 octaves.[16][17] The song has a verse-chorus form. Up to the bridge, the melody is mainly played by an organ. Furthermore, the melody is played by a synthesizer, which integrates a wooden percussion instrument into the melody. A drum bass provides the rhythm.[18] The song inserts an interesting, yet simple harmonic sound into the beginning of the bridge. A harmonic shift or harmonic multiplicity generally identifies most song bridges. Bleeding love uses the I, VI, IV, V (F, Dm, Bb, C) progressions in the main time. The quality of the second verse, as well as the chorus, on the further development of the chords: VI, in connection with the parallel key, increases the tension and emotions of the song.

McCartney wrote that the song was about a friendship between a boy and a girl and said:

“I think of the thought that we love each other so much that it is sweet. I didn't see my girlfriend for four months and I really wanted to meet her again. I fell so in love with her that it was embarrassing. I was blinded by love. "

- Jesse McCartney[19]

The song shows someone in a relationship who is blinded by love. Later, the girl and boy meet again and they both admit that they love each other.[20]


The song was first played on the radio on September 16, 2007 on the BBC Radio 1Chart Show[3], then hired him to bloggerPerez Hiltononline for Bleeding love to promote.[21] It was reported that over 1.5 million people were believed to have listened to the song online.[22][23]

Lewis wanted a two-day regional tour of the UK radio on October 11th and 12th, 2007 to promote the single and debut album.[24] An appearance on the show followed This morning on October 15, 2007. Lewis sang the song in the fourth season of The X Factor on October 20, 2007[25] and made many other television appearances to promote the single and her debut album.

Lewis sang Bleeding love on the Festival della canzone italiana on February 29, 2008 and on the German show Bet that..? on March 1, 2008.[26]

Lewis made her television debut in the US Oprah Winfrey Show on March 17, 2008,[27] where she sang "Bleeding Love". She was still singing the song Good Morning America on April 4, 2008, Live With Regis and Kelly on April 8, 2008, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 11, 2008 and The Tyra Banks Show on April 17, 2008. Leona Lewis sang Bleeding love in the seventh season of American Idol live on Wednesday April 23, 2008.[28]



The song was well received by critics, most describing the song as an "emotional romance" saying, "This song best shows Leona's powerful and beautiful singing, the moment she opens her mouth everything becomes beautiful."[29] "Digital Spy" said, "It's the best single ever by one X Factor Star "and describes it as a" brilliant pop song in the style of Lewis. "[30][31]

Most critics compared Leona Lewis' singing to Whitney Houston's. "BBC America" ​​stated, "Nobody can Bleeding love sing as well as Leona Lewis. "[32]

Furthermore, BBC America stated that Bleeding love sounds like a song by Mariah Carey. “It's a slow number - too slow for the club, too fast for the foxtrot. You can do it like Gwen StefanisHollaback Girl describe, only as a ballad. "And continued," Leona has more melisma than Christina Aguilera. "[33]

Billboards Chuck Taylor existed Bleeding love a good review and described the song as zeitgeist.[34]The Village Voice described the song as "perfect Carey pop."[35]


Bleeding love brought Leona Lewis many awards and nominations. Won in December 2007 Bleeding love the category Record of the year[36] and the award for the Best song of the year both Virgin Media Music Awards 2007.[37] In January 2008 the song was in the category at the BRIT Awards Single of the year nominated.[38] Take Thats Song won the award Shinealthough many expected that Bleeding love would win by a wide margin, but it did not happen that way. The global mega-success of Bleeding love brought Lewis an award for the Best British Artist 2008 on Friday, May 23, 2008. On December 3, 2008, the song was divided into four categories Song of the year, Single of the year, Record of the year and Best female vocal performance nominated for a Grammy Awards.[39] The Rolling Stone Magazine placed the song at # 25 of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.[40] In April 2009, Tedder and McCartney were with the Song of the year at the 26. ASCAP Pop Music Awards excellent because they Bleeding love Have written.[41]

Commercial win

Bleeding love debuted at number 1 on the British charts on October 28, 2007.[42][43] As Bleeding love became a number one hit, Lewis became the first The X Factor-Candidate who has two number one hits in the UK.[44] It stayed at number 1 for seven weeks and was one of the UK's longest number one hits by a female artist in UK chart history.

Debuted in Australia Bleeding love at number 9 on the Australian charts on December 24, 2007 and on January 21, 2008, she became the first British talent show winner to top the Australian charts and the first British female artist to feature since Sandi Thom I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair) was number 1 in spring 2007. On February 10, 2008, the single went platinum in Australia for over 70,000 units sold.[45] In New Zealand, Leona Lewis became the first British artist to hit the charts since the Sugababes in January 2006; Bleeding love was number 1 for five weeks.[46] The song also became a number one hit in Switzerland, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands.[47]

In the United States, the single was released on December 18, 2007 and downloaded over 6,000 times on the same day.[48][49] The song officially debuted on March 1, 2008 on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 85.[43] The song became Leona Lewis' first top ten hit in the US and her first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number 1 three times in the US after falling to number two three times. Overall stood Bleeding love # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.[43] It also became a number one hit on other US charts, such as the Hot digital songs[50][51] and on the "Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks" chart, where the song stayed for a year.[52]

Leona Lewis is the third British artist in US chart history to have a number one hit in the US, after having having Petula Clark Downtown (1965) and Sheena Easton with Morning Train (Nine to Five) (1981) and the first British female artist to do so with an international debut single and the first to top the singles and album charts in the United States at the same time.[53]

In the United States, the song has been commercially downloaded over 3 million times.[54]

After this Bleeding love Was # 1 for a week in the US, it dropped to # 4 and climbed to # 2 the next week and was back at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a week in the third week, where it was Lil Wayne's song "Lollipop" from the top, this time Bleeding Love was able to hold number 1 for the next week and was therefore number 1 in the US charts for two weeks in a row and number 1 for a total of four weeks. It is the second single in the US charts that this feat succeeded; Chic succeeded in doing this with her song in January 1979 Le freak.[55] During this time Leonas' debut album debuted Spirit at number 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts and made Leona Lewis the first British artist to be number 1 on the singles and album charts in the USA at the same time. Bleeding love spent 20 weeks in the top ten of the US charts and 10 weeks in the top two spots in the US. Reached on the US annual charts in 2008 Bleeding love 7th place and was thus better placed than artists like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Lady GaGa.

On April 5, the song reached number 1 in Canada. In Spain the song reached number 2 on the charts and was awarded platinum for over 40,000 units sold. Bleeding love was a mega-success in all radio stations worldwide and reached number-one airplay in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany,[56] France,[57] Australia,[58] New Zealand, Luxembourg,[59] Lithuania,[60] Slovakia,[61] Latin America,[62] Estonia[63] and Japan.[64] The song reached number 2 in the Greek Airplay Charts.[65] In Italy, the song reached number 1 in the Italian charts through download sales alone, where it lasted for 13 weeks.[43]

Sales figures

Bleeding love was released as a digital single in the UK on October 22, 2007 and downloaded over 66,000 times on day one[66] and topped the UK iTunes Store Charts.[67][68][67] Of Bleeding love had sold over 126,000 units in the UK just three days later[69] and over 150,000 units by the end of the week.[70] Over 218,805 units were sold in the first week. With these high sales, it was the UK's best selling week in 2007.[42][71] There were 107,000 downloads in the week and over 112,000 CD singles were sold.[72]

In the third and fourth weeks, 489,153 units of the song were sold, which meant that Bleeding love 2007 UK best-selling single.[73][74] Due to these high sales, the song was number 1 on the British charts for seven weeks and number 2 for a further few weeks.[43] At the end of 2007, the single had sold over 788,000 copies, the highest sales by a British artist in the history of the British charts.[75]Bleeding love was awarded gold in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2007[76] and went platinum on January 18, 2008.[77][43]

The song has over 940,000 units in the UK and over 4 million units in the US. On September 19, 2008, the single went gold and four times platinum in the UK and the US[78] and double platinum in Australia.[79]

Music videos

There are two music videos too Bleeding love. The first was filmed by Melina Matsoukas in Los Angeles.[80][81] It was filmed in a block of flats and shows the various stages of a relationship between a man and a woman: "The video is extremely emotional and shows the stages of first love."[82][80][81] The international version of the music video was uploaded to the YouTube internet platform on October 17, 2007.

Lewis recorded a second music video for the US release of Bleeding love that was filmed in New York. Directed by Ryan Tedder[83] and Jessy Terrero.[84] The video had its US premiere on January 29, 2008 Yahoo! Music[85] and was uploaded to YouTube on January 30, 2008. The television debut was on February 4, 2008 on VH1.[86]

The international video won the category Best UK Video at the MTV Video Music Awards 2008. The US video was # 1 in VH1Year End Top 40.

Credits and staff


IrelandOctober 19, 2007Syco RecordsCD
United Kingdom[3]October 21, 2007Digital download
October 22, 2007CD
New ZealandDecember 3, 2007Sony BMG, Syco RecordsCD
SwedenDecember 6, 2007CD
Australia[87]December 15, 2007CD
United States[88]December 18, 2007J RecordsDigital download
March 18, 2008CD
Italy[89]January 11, 2008Sony BMG, Syco RecordsCD
Germany[90]CD, Maxi CD, Digital Download
SwitzerlandCD, maxi CD
Hong Kong[91]January 23, 2008Maxi CD, digital download
Singapore[92]Maxi CD, digital download
AustriaJanuary 25, 2008CD
Netherlands[93]January 28, 2008CD
Japan[94]February 13, 2008
April 9, 2008
BMG JapanDigital download
FranceMarch 3, 2008Sony BMG, Syco MusicCD


Annual chartsplacement
British charts[96]1
Austrian charts[97]3
Swiss charts[98]2
British charts[99]76

Cover versions


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Studio albumsSpiritecho
Singles"A Moment Like This" • "Bleeding love"•" Forgiveness "•" Footprints in the Sand "•" Better in Time "•" Forgive Me "•" Run "•" I Will Be "•" Happy "•" I Got You "
Featurings"Just Stand Up!" • "Everbody Hurts"