Jessie James (album)

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Jessie James
Studio album by Jessie James
Released August 10, 2009 (Digital)[1]
August 11, 2009
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Country, pop
Length 42:45
Label Mercury Records, Island Def Jam
Producer Julian Bunetta, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Mitch Allan, David Hodges, John Rich, Mick Schultz, John Fields, Ted Bruner, Trey Vittetoe
Singles from Jessie James
  1. "Wanted"
    Released: April 14, 2009
  2. "I Look So Good (Without You)"
    Released: August 25, 2009
  3. "My Cowboy"
    Released: November 10, 2009

Jessie James is the debut album by the American country-pop singer-songwriter Jessie James. The album was released on August 11, 2009 by Mercury Records.[2] The album charted on the Billboard 200 at #23 on its debut week, selling about 18,575 copies.

The song "Wanted" was the album's lead single on April 14, 2009 and peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single "I Look So Good (Without You)" was released on August 25, 2009, and peaked at No. 138 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart[citation needed], as well as No. 4 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. The third single "My Cowboy" was released on November 10, 2009.

The song "Blue Jeans" was featured on the soundtrack of the film Confessions of a Shopaholic.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Billboard (positive)[5]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[6]
Slant 2/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars[8]

The album received positive reviews according to Metacritic, scoring 73 out of 100. Michael Menachem of Billboard with regard to the many genres present on the album said that James had "a voice that seems to work with many genres".[5] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic thought the album was "inspired, original pop" but said it came short of being actual country music."[4] Mikael Wood Entertainment Weekly said that "James falter[ed] on a handful of snoozy power ballads but play[ed] one heck of a small town kitten on up-tempo number."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wanted" (Jessica James, Mitch Allan, Kara DioGuardi, David Hodges) - 3:06
  2. "Bullet" (James, Katy Perry, Ted Bruner, T. Vittetoe) - 3:17
  3. "I Look So Good (Without You)" (James, Rodney Jerkins, Savan Kotecha) - 3:53
  4. "Burnin’ Bridges" (Julian Bunetta) - 3:27
  5. "Blue Jeans" (James, Bunetta) - 3:55
  6. "My Cowboy" (James, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson) - 3:12
  7. "Big Mouth" (James, Bunetta, A. Frampton) - 3:22
  8. "Burn It Up" (James, Bunetta, Savan Kotecha) - 3:54
  9. "Psycho Girlfriend" (James, Bunetta) - 3:24
  10. "Inevitable" (James, Toby Gad) - 3:40
  11. "Girl Next Door" (Perry, Bruner, Vittetoe) - 3:22
  12. "Guilty" (James, Josh Kear, Mark Irwin) - 4:16

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Jessie James adapted from Allmusic[9]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 [10] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.com: Jessie James - Jessie James". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Jessie James on tour with The Jonas Brothers!!!". Mercury Records. 06-09-2009. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Confessions of a Shopaholic: Original Soundtrack: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Allmusic: Jessie James - Jessie James". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-11. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Billboard.com: Jessie James - Jessie James". Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  6. ^ a b Wood, Mikael (August 5, 2009). "Jessie James Music Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  7. ^ "Slant.com - Jessie James: Jessie James". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  8. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  9. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/jessie-james-mw0000822886/credits
  10. ^ "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts" (in (Russian)). Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26.