A Little Bit Longer

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A Little Bit Longer
Studio album by Jonas Brothers
Released August 12, 2008 (2008-08-12)
(see release history)
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Power pop, pop rock
Length 40:08
Label Hollywood
Producer John Fields
Jonas Brothers chronology
Jonas Brothers
(2007)
A Little Bit Longer
(2008)
Music from the 3D Concert Experience
(2009)
Singles from A Little Bit Longer
  1. "Burnin' Up"
    Released: June 19, 2008
  2. "Lovebug"
    Released: September 30, 2008
  3. "Tonight"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]
Detroit Free Press 3/4 stars[3]
The Gazette 3/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 2.5/5 stars[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[6]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[9]
Toronto Star 2.5/4 stars[10]

A Little Bit Longer is the third studio album by the American pop rock band the Jonas Brothers and their second album released on Hollywood Records. It was released on August 12, 2008. The album received generally favorable reviews, and four star reviews from Rolling Stone, AllMusic, and Blender. The album was preceded by three singles, "Burnin' Up", "Lovebug" and "Tonight". The album was number 40 on Rolling Stone's Best 50 Albums of 2008. One of the songs from the album, "Video Girl" was also number 49 on Rolling Stone '​s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.[11]

Album information[edit]

The title of the album, "A Little Bit Longer", comes from their song of the same name, which Nick Jonas wrote about his feelings with having type 1 diabetes. The album artwork was released by Team Jonas, the Jonas Brothers' official fan club, to fan club members via an e-mail newsletter on June 20, 2008.

Like their last album, this one also features CDVU+ technology[12] that includes more than 30 pages of bonus features with an exclusive video performance, 60 printable photos, complete album lyrics, downloadable graphics, and hidden links. In addition, the packaging of the album is made from 100% recycled materials.

On August 5, 2008, A Little Bit Longer was uploaded to MTV's The Leak,[13] enabling the album to be streamed before it was released. The brothers performed their second single, "Lovebug" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards

One of the extra tracks, "Live to Party", was later the theme song for both seasons of their television show Jonas and Jonas L.A..

Singles[edit]

A sample of "Burnin' Up" by Jonas Brothers, serviced as the lead single from A Little Bit Longer.

A sample of "Lovebug" by Jonas Brothers, serviced as the second single from A Little Bit Longer.

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  • "Burnin' Up": "Burnin' Up" is the album's first single and was officially released on June 19, 2008.[14] The music video for "Burnin' Up" premiered on Disney Channel, following the premiere of Camp Rock, a day after.
  • "Lovebug": The album's second single "Lovebug" was revealed at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. It was officially released on September 30, 2008. The official music video for "Lovebug" premiered on the Disney Channel on October 19, 2008.
  • "Tonight": The album's third and final single "Tonight".
Promotional singles
  • "Pushin' Me Away" was released as a promotional single.[15]

Charts and sales[edit]

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 selling 525,402 copies in its opening week.[16] The album also charted at #1 on the Billboard Comprehensive Albums, Top Digital Albums, Top Internet Albums, and Tastemakers charts.[17]

All 12 tracks from the standard edition CD charted on either the Billboard Hot 100, the Bubbling Under Chart (essentially positions #101–125) or the Pop 100. The four singles that were released on iTunes ("Burnin' Up", "Pushin' Me Away", "Tonight", and "A Little Bit Longer") all charted on iTunes' Top Songs Chart. The album is also considered as the highest first week sales debut at number-one for a Hollywood Records artist in the U.S. and worldwide.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album remained at number-one in its second week on the Billboard 200 (August 19 – August 26) with about 147,000 copies sold, making it the band's best-selling album to date.[18] In its third week, it fell to number four on the Billboard 200, with about 80,000 copies sold.[19] It has sold 1.6 million copies in the U.S, receiving a platinum certification by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "BB Good"   Jonas Brothers, John Taylor 2:56
2. "Burnin' Up" (featuring Big Rob) Jonas Brothers 2:54
3. "Shelf"   Jonas Brothers 3:48
4. "One Man Show"   Jonas Brothers 3:08
5. "Lovebug"   Jonas Brothers 3:40
6. "Tonight"   Jonas Brothers, Greg Garbowsky 3:29
7. "Can't Have You"   Nick Jonas, PJ Bianco 4:28
8. "Video Girl"   Jonas Brothers 2:53
9. "Pushin' Me Away"   Jonas Brothers 3:03
10. "Sorry"   Jonas Brothers 3:12
11. "Got Me Going Crazy"   Nick Jonas 2:35
12. "A Little Bit Longer"   Nick Jonas 3:25
Total length:
39:32

Japan versions[edit]

A Little Bit Longer was released in two different versions in Japan: a standard edition with one 16-track CD, and a deluxe edition with two discs—a CD with bonus tracks (consisting of live versions of some of the album's tracks), and a DVD featuring exclusive content.

CD[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When You Look Me in the Eyes"   Jonas Brothers, PJ Bianco, Raymond Boyd 4:09
2. "BB Good"   Jonas Brothers, John Taylor 2:56
3. "Burnin' Up" (featuring Big Rob) Jonas Brothers 2:55
4. "Shelf"   Jonas Brothers 3:48
5. "One Man Show"   Jonas Brothers 3:08
6. "Lovebug"   Jonas Brothers 3:40
7. "Tonight"   Jonas Brothers, Greg Garbowsky 3:29
8. "Can't Have You"   Nick Jonas, PJ Bianco 4:28
9. "Video Girl"   Jonas Brothers 2:53
10. "Pushin' Me Away"   Jonas Brothers 3:03
11. "Sorry"   Jonas Brothers 3:12
12. "Got Me Going Crazy"   Nick Jonas 2:35
13. "A Little Bit Longer"   Nick Jonas 3:25
14. "Hello, Goodbye"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 2:07
15. "Live to Party"   Jonas Brothers 2:58
16. "Infatuation"   Jonas Brothers 3:30
Total length:
52:16
Deluxe edition alternate and bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Infatuation"   Jonas Brothers 3:30
16. "Burnin' Up" (live) Jonas Brothers 2:55
17. "Shelf" (live) Jonas Brothers 3:48
18. "Pushin' Me Away" (live) Jonas Brothers 3:03
19. "A Little Bit Longer" (live) Nick Jonas 3:25
Total length:
1:02:29

DVD[edit]

  1. "When You Look Me in the Eyes" (music video)
  2. "Burnin' Up" (music video)
  3. "Burnin' Up" ("Making of the Video")
  4. "Lovebug" (music video)
  5. "Lovebug" ("Making of the Video")
  6. JB Special Message
  7. A Little Bit Longer: Album piece with exclusive photo gallery
  8. A Little Bit Longer: Clear Channel Stripped performance
  9. Band in a Bus trailer
  10. YouTube videos:
  • DJ Danger
  • Nick J Show
  • Taichi
  • Gibson Surprise Visit
  • Look Me in the Eyes Tour Makes History
  • Meet the Queen Josephyne

Exclusive DVDs[edit]

Target Exclusive DVD

The Target edition of A Little Bit Longer includes a DVD with the following:

Jonas Brothers official site pre-order bonus DVD

Fans that pre-ordered A Little Bit Longer online before its release received a DVD with the following:

  • Jonas Brothers' special message
  • A Little Bit Longer album piece
  • "A Little Bit Longer" (acoustic live performance)
  • "Lovebug" (acoustic performance)
  • Band in a Bus trailer
  • Jonas Brothers YouTube videos
Woolworths (UK) Exclusive DVD

Buyers of the CD had the option to get an exclusive DVD at extra cost, As they did with "Jonas Brothers" & "Camp Rock"

  • Jonas Brothers' special message
  • A Little Bit Longer album piece
  • Band in a Bus trailer
  • Jonas Brothers YouTube videos
UK "FanPack"

Released in the UK, a limited edition Fan pack containing

  • Regular version of the album cd
  • Girls skinny fit teeshirt
  • Tote bag
  • Bracelet
  • 4 Pin Badges
  • All contained inside a clear vanity case with Jonas Brothers emblem
Canadian deluxe edition

The Canadian Deluxe Edition of A Little Bit Longer includes a DVD with the following:

  • Live @ Much: Jonas Brothers- A MuchMusic Special Presentation
  • A Little Bit Longer Album Piece
  • Band in a Bus Trailer
  • Jonas Brothers YouTube videos;
    • DJ Danger
    • Nick J Show – Anger
    • Tai Chi
    • Nick J Show – Revenge
    • Gibson Surprise Visit
    • Look Me in the Eyes Makes History
    • Meet the Queen
  • Music videos
    • "Burnin' Up"
    • "Lovebug"

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certification[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Sales/shipments Certification
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[20] 13
Austrian Albums Chart 27
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart 75
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart 58
Brazilian Albums Chart 1 60,000 Platinum[21]
Canadian Albums Chart 160,000 2× Platinum[22]
Danish Albums Chart 38
Dutch Albums Chart 40
French Albums Chart 14
German Albums Chart 23
Irish Albums Chart[23] 15 7,500 Gold[23]
Italian Albums Chart[24] 2 80,000 Platinum[24]
Japanese Albums Chart 35
Mexican Albums Chart 1 100,000 Platinum[25]
New Zealand Albums Chart 11 7,500 Gold[26]
Norwegian Albums Chart 27 Gold
Polish Albums Chart 6 10,000 Gold
Portuguese Albums Chart 27
Spanish Albums Chart 3 40,000 Gold[27]
Swedish Albums Chart 54
Swiss Albums Chart 55
UK Albums Chart 19 100,000[28] Gold
U.S. Billboard 200[29] 1 1,850,000[30] Platinum

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States August 12, 2008
Canada
Brazil
Argentina August 21, 2008
Colombia
Hong Kong August 26, 2008
United Kingdom September 29, 2008
Europe October 3, 2008
Philippines October 6, 2008
Australia October 11, 2008
New Zealand October 13, 2008
South Africa November 14, 2008
Taiwan November 14, 2008
Canada (Deluxe Edition) December 9, 2008
Japan January 14, 2009

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack by Various artists
U.S. Billboard 200 number-one album
August 30, 2008 – September 13, 2008
Succeeded by
All Hope Is Gone by Slipknot
Preceded by
MTV Unplugged by Julieta Venegas
Mexican Albums Chart number-one album
September 1, 2008 – September 8, 2008
Succeeded by
Death Magnetic by Metallica