Jet Lag (song)

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"Jet Lag"
Single by Simple Plan featuring Natasha Bedingfield
from the album Get Your Heart On!
Released April 25, 2011 (Australia, Canada, US)
September 26, 2011 (UK)
December 28, 2011 (Indonesia)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded August–November 2010
Genre Pop punk, pop rock
Length 3:25
Label Lava, Atlantic
Writer(s) Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau, David Desrosiers, Jeff Stinco, Sébastien Lefebvre, Nolan Sipe, Ryan Petersen, Hugo Moutray
Producer(s) Brian Howes
Simple Plan chronology
"Can't Keep My Hands off You"
"Jet Lag"
Natasha Bedingfield chronology
"Strip Me"
"Jet Lag"
"Jet Lag
(French version)"
Single by Simple Plan featuring Marie-Mai
Format Digital download, CD single
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock, pop punk
Producer(s) Brian Howes
Simple Plan chronology
"Can't Keep My Hands off You"
"Jet Lag"
Marie-Mai chronology
"Jet Lag"

"Jet Lag" a song performed by Canadian band Simple Plan. It was released on April 25, 2011 as the second single from their fourth studio album Get Your Heart On!.

Coeur de Pirate co-wrote the song Jet Lag with Simple Plan and a demo was recorded with her voice.[1]

The final version was recorded with Marie-Mai. The final version is shorter.

There are four versions of the song, one featuring British singer Natasha Bedingfield[2][3] providing guest vocals in English, another one featuring French-Canadian singer Marie-Mai, providing guest vocals in French;[4] a version in Chinese featuring Chinese pop singer Kelly Cha, and an Indonesian version featuring Kotak lead vocalist Tantri.

Critical reception[edit]

In a review in the Entertainment Weekly magazine, the song received a "B+" rating. The review commented that the song is a "surprisingly lovely pop-punk pounder about intercontinental relationships." Joe DeAndrea from Absolute Punk said that "Jet Lag is Simple Plan's first big single in a long time, almost in vein of No Pads' "I'd Do Anything." Not as rocking, but packs the same similar punch."[5] Davey Boy from Sputnikmusic was also positive, saying that "English pop songstress Natasha Bedingfield fares best with the call and response vocals of 'Jet Lag' making for an effective radio pop-rocker that plies the oft-used theme of long-distance relationships."[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Jet Lag" was released on May 4, 2011 which features Natasha Bedingfield in a room at the Toronto Sheraton Gateway Hotel, and the band at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The band performs within the airport while Pierre Bouvier gets ready for boarding the flight to his girlfriend, who is played by Natasha Bedingfield.

The band also released a Mandarin Chinese version of "Jet Lag" featuring Chinese pop star Kelly Cha.


As well as the two main versions featuring Natasha Bedingfield or Marie-Mai many other versions have been performed live with other artists.

Simple Plan performed Jet Lag live with Fefe Dobson at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 19, 2011.[7]

On September 29, 2011, Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi sang the female lines at the AFL Footy Show Grand Final which was held at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

During Simple Plan's Australian Tour in 2011, Jenna McDougall from Australian punk-rock band "Tonight Alive" was featured in Jet Lag, as Tonight Alive were Simple Plan's support band.

A version with Chinese singer Kelly Cha was also released on December 27, 2011 with Kelly Cha providing guest vocals in Chinese.

Another version with Indonesian band Kotak with lead vocalist Tantri was also released on December 29, 2011 with Tantri providing guest vocals in English, but had only been uploaded in Warner Music Indonesia's YouTube channel.

A demo version was also released with Coeur de Pirate providing guest vocals.

Other live versions have been performed with Christina Parie, Chantal Kreviazuk, My Tam, and Saidah Baba Talibah.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jet Lag" (featuring Natasha Bedingfield) – 3:25


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 8
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 39
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[10] 47
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 11
France (SNEP)[12] 11
Germany (Media Control Charts)[13] 59
Japan (Japan Hot 100) 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 81
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 54
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard) 25

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
Australia (ARIA)[16] 60


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[17] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[18] Platinum 80,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States April 25, 2011 Digital download, CD single[19]
United States August 16, 2011 Mainstream radio[20]
Indonesia December 28, 2011
Malaysia January 26, 2012
Jogjakarta February 5, 2012


  1. ^ "Jet Lag ft. Coeur de Pirate". Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Jet Lag (Feat. Natasha Bedingfield): Simple Plan: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Jet Lag (feat. Marie-Mai) - Single by Simple Plan". 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  5. ^ Joe DeAndrea (June 20, 2011). "Get Your Heart On! - Simple Plan - Absolute Punk". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  6. ^ Davey Boy (June 20, 2011). "Get Your Heart On! - Simple Plan - Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ " - Simple Plan feat. Natasha Bedingfield - Jet Lag". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ " – Simple Plan Feat. Natasha Bedingfield – Jet Lag" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  10. ^ " – Simple Plan Feat. Natasha Bedingfield – Jet Lag" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ "Simple Plan Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Simple Plan.
  12. ^ " – Simple Plan Feat. Marie-Mai – Jet Lag" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Simple Plan Feat. Natasha Bedingfield > Jet Lag –" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ " – Simple Plan Feat. Natasha Bedingfield – Jet Lag" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ " – Simple Plan Feat. Natasha Bedingfield – Jet Lag". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Simple Plan – Jet Leg". Music Canada. 
  19. ^ "Jet Lag - Simple Plan - Downloadd at iTunes". 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  20. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". All Access. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 

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