Throwback Thursday: ‘Bleeding Love’ by Leona Lewis (2008)
If you were on the planet in 2008 then you probably heard "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis.
Leona Lewis had just won the third season of Britain's The X Factor and she set her sights on taking over the world!
"Bleeding Love" was her first single off of her debut album, Spirit. "Bleeding Love" was actually supposed to be a Jesse McCartney song, but was eventually given to Leona Lewis. McCartney co-wrote the track with producer, Ryan Tedder, from One Republic.
This song broke all the records. According to Wikipedia, "The single has reached number one in 35 countries, including Ireland, Japan, Germany and the United States, making it only the second song in history to achieve this feat, Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" being the first."
"Bleeding Love" was the best selling digital song of 2008 in the US with 4 million downloads. It was also named the 17th most successful song in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 of the Decade.
The music video best known to Americans was actually the second video shot for the song. For Leona Lewis' American debut they wanted the song to showcase one of America's best places, New York City.