"Lovebug"
Single by Jonas Brothers
from the album A Little Bit Longer
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2008
Recorded2007
GenrePop rock
Length
  • 3:40 (album version)
  • 3:26 (radio edit)
LabelHollywood
Songwriter(s)
  • Nicholas Jonas
  • Joseph Jonas
  • Kevin Jonas II
Producer(s)John Fields
Jonas Brothers singles chronology
"A Little Bit Longer"
(2008)
"Lovebug"
(2008)
"Tonight"
(2009)
Music video
"Lovebug" on YouTube

"Lovebug" is a song by the American rock group Jonas Brothers. It was released as the third official single off their third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, on September 30, 2008. Lyrically, "Lovebug" is about being smitten by girl for the first time and attracting feelings for said girl from that moment. A music video was released to accompany the single and is a period piece romance that was inspired by The Notebook.

Background and composition

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The song was written while on tour with Miley Cyrus on her Best of Both Worlds Tour. Nick said that "we were in the hotel room and sat down that night and wrote it in about 15 or 20 minutes."[1] The song first premiered at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards when the Jonas Brothers performed it at the back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.

Music video

Disney Channel featured the Sunday night premiere of the "Lovebug" music video on October 19, 2008 (8:55 p.m., ET/PT). An exclusive look at the making of the video was presented throughout the evening (8:00 – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT) during episodes of Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place.

Directed by Philip Andelman (who has directed music videos for Demi Lovato and John Mayer), is a period piece that depicts the love story between a young woman and a sailor as he is preparing to deploy to war. Kevin Jonas explained that The Notebook was one of the inspirations for the video.[1]

Kevin, Joe and Nick portray different characters, including members of a ballroom band. A sweeping dance routine, 1950s fashion and cars bring the Jonas Brothers' vision to life. Camilla Belle and Josh Boswell also star.

In popular media

Track listing

US and Europe CD single
  1. "Lovebug"
  2. "Pushin' Me Away"

Chart performance

"Lovebug" debuted on the week ending September 27, 2008 at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It first peaked at number 57 on the week ending November 9, 2008 before leaving five weeks later. On the week ending January 10, 2009, it reappeared and reached a new peak at number 49.[3] It has sold 857,000 copies in the US.[4] It debuted at number 84 on the Canadian Hot 100 and first peaked at number 70 before falling off the chart and reappearing on the week ending January 10, 2009 at number 45.[3] The song was given a digital release in Australia and peaked at number 95.[citation needed]

Charts

Chart (2008–09) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 95
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 45
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[6] 44
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[7] 9
UK Singles (OCC)[8] 92
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 45
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 29

References

  1. ^ a b Vena, Jocelyn (October 1, 2008). "Jonas Brothers Talk 'Lovebug' — Inspired By 'Juno,' Written While On Tour With Miley Cyrus". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved October 2, 2008.
  2. ^ "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - Soundtrack". IMDb.
  3. ^ a b "Jonas Brothers - Lovebug". aCharts.us. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  4. ^ Trust, Gary (February 17, 2015). "Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers Want to Know Their Album & Song Sales". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Mexico Airplay". Billboard. January 31, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2009.
  7. ^ "Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. January 31, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2009.
  8. ^ "Jonas Brothers: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2018.