List of songs recorded by Leona Lewis

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Lewis performing on The Labyrinth tour in 2010

British singer and songwriter Leona Lewis has recorded material for a demo album, three studio albums and an EP. She has also collaborated with other artists for duets and featured songs on other artists' albums, charity singles and soundtracks. Before winning the third series of the UK version of The X Factor, Lewis recorded a demo album entitled Best Kept Secret in 2004 and 2005, which was licensed by UEG Entertainment but not released.[1][2] UEG spent approximately £70,000 on the singer's recording and production, but the demo failed to gain interest from record labels or executives.[1][2] It was released by UEG in 2009, who claimed that they had the rights to the album, though Lewis revealed she had never signed a contract that stated Best Kept Secret could possibly be released.[1][2]

After winning The X Factor in December 2006 and signing a £5 million contract with Simon Cowell's record label Syco and Clive Davis's J Records,[3] Lewis began to work with writers Ryan Tedder and Steve Mac,[4] among others, for her debut studio album Spirit, which was released in November 2007. The first single, "A Moment Like This", was released the day after Lewis won The X Factor, and its second single, "Bleeding Love", was released in October 2007. Lewis also covered Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" for the album.[5] Cowell conceptualised the song "Footprints in the Sand", and was thus credited as a songwriter.[6] Lewis also co-wrote the song "Here I Am" with Walter Afanasieff.[5] The re-release of Spirit in November 2008 was followed by a cover of Snow Patrol's "Run".[7]

According to Lewis, her second studio album, Echo was more guitar-orientated than Spirit.[8] In addition to working with Tedder again, Lewis collaborated with Justin Timberlake on the track "Don't Let Me Down", for which he provided background vocals,[6] and Kevin Rudolf on "Love Letter".[9] Australian recording artist Che'Nelle co-wrote the song "Can't Breathe" with Lewis and five other songwriters.[9] Lewis appeared on the soundtrack to the 2009 film Avatar on a song called "I See You (Theme from Avatar)". In August 2011, Lewis released a summer single entitled "Collide", a collaboration with Avicii. Although it was originally intended to be the lead single from her third studio album Glassheart, it was not included in the final track list. The singer released Hurt: The EP in December 2011, to bridge the gap for fans while she finished Glassheart, released in November 2012.[10] The EP consisted of three covers: "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails, "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and "Colorblind" by Counting Crows.[11]

Prior to the release of Glassheart, Lewis revealed that the album content would be very different from that which is present on Spirit and Echo, stating that although it would be "experimental", it would still have a "classic" sound.[12] "Trouble", the lead single featuring Childish Gambino, combines elements of hip hop and trip hop music genres.[13][14] It was also co-written by Lewis with Emeli Sandé, amongst others.[15] Sandé co-wrote two other tracks called "I to You" and "Sugar".[15] She also wrote a track entitled "Mountains" which was originally planned to be included on Glassheart‍ '​s track list, however Sandé decided to reclaim the song and include on her debut album, Our Version of Events.[16][17] Fraser T Smith, who was appointed by Lewis as the albums executive producer, was heavily involved with Glassheart‍ '​s songwriting sessions, and is credited for co-writing "Trouble", "Un Love Me", "Come Alive", "Stop the Clocks" and "Fingerprint".[15] Lewis reunited with Tedder on the track "Glassheart", a dubstep inspired song.[18] Lewis co-wrote the song "Shake You Up" with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Olivia Waithe.[15]

Songs[edit]

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Espen Lind, one half of Norwegian production team Espionage, co-wrote the Spirit track, "Angel".[5]
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Autumn Rowe co-wrote the lead single from Glassheart, "Collide".[19]
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"Collide" contains a sample of Avicii's song "Penguin".[19][20]
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Justin Timberlake co-wrote the song "Don't Let Me Down" and contributed backing vocals.[9]
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Simon Cowell came up with the idea to use some of the lyrics from the poem "Footprints" on Lewis' song "Footprints in the Sand", and was credited as a songwriter.[5]
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Akon co-wrote and produced "Forgive Me" for inclusion on the North American version of Spirit.[5]
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Kara DioGuardi co-wrote "Forgiveness".[5]
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Emeli Sandé co-wrote "Trouble", the second single from Glassheart.[21]
Songs recorded by Leona Lewis
(The writer(s) of each song can be viewed by selecting "show")
Song name Artist(s) Writer(s) Originating album Year Ref.
"Alive" N/A Danielle Brisebois
John Shanks
Leona Lewis
Echo 2009 [9]
"Angel" N/A Amund Bjørklund
Espen Lind
Johntá Austin
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen
Tor Erik Hermansen
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Ave Maria" N/A Franz Schubert
Walter Scott
Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"Bad Boy [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"The Best You Never Had" N/A Billy Steinberg
Josh Alexander
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Better in Time" N/A Andrea Martin
Jonathan Rotem
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Bleeding Love" N/A Jesse McCartney
Ryan Tedder
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Brave" N/A Andrew Frampton
Julian Bunetta
Leona Lewis
Savan Kotecha
Echo 2009 [9]
"Broken" N/A Alonzo Mario Stevenson
John Shanks
Leona Lewis
Echo 2009 [9]
"Can't Breathe" N/A Cheryline Lim
Gavriel Aminov
Keith Ross
Leona Lewis
Lundon J. Knighten
Michael Malih
Uriel Kadouch
Echo 2009 [9]
"Collide" Leona Lewis & Avicii Arash Pournouri
Autumn Rowe
Sandy Wilhelm
Simon Jeffes
Tim Berg
N/A 2011 [19]
"Come Alive" N/A Fraser T Smith
Ina Wroldsen
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Come Alive (Acoustic)" N/A Fraser T Smith
Ina Wroldsen
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Colorblind" N/A Adam Duritz
Charlie Gillingham
Hurt: The EP 2011 [24]
"Colorblind (Acoustic)" N/A Adam Duritz
Charlie Gillingham
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" N/A Jeff Barry
Ellie Greenwich
Phil Spector
Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"Dip Down [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"Don't Let Me Down" Justin Timberlake
[note 2]
James Fauntleroy
Justin Timberlake
Leona Lewis
Mike Elizondo
Robin Tadross
Echo 2009 [9]
"Everybody Hurts" Helping Haiti artists Bill Berry
Michael Stipe
Mike Mills
Peter Buck
N/A 2010 [25]
"Favourite Scar" N/A Curt Smith
Leona Lewis
Noel Zancanella
Roland Orzabal
Ryan Tedder
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Fingerprint" N/A Fraser T Smith
Laura Pergolizzi
Leona Lewis
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Fireflies" N/A Craigie Dodds Glassheart 2012 [15]
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" N/A Ewan MacColl Spirit 2007 [5]
"Fly Here Now" N/A Jeff Bhasker
Leona Lewis
Echo 2009 [9]
"Footprints in the Sand" N/A David Kreuger
Per Magnusson
Richard Page
Simon Cowell
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Forgive Me" N/A Aliaune Thiam
Claude Kelly
Giorgio Tuinfort
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Forgiveness" N/A Kara DioGuardi
Leona Lewis
Salaam Remi
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Glassheart" N/A Brent Kutzle
Fis Shkreli
Justin Franks
Leona Lewis
Noel Zancanella
Peter Svensson
Ryan Tedder
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Glassheart (Acoustic)" N/A Brent Kutzle
Fis Shkreli
Justin Franks
Leona Lewis
Noel Zancanella
Peter Svensson
Ryan Tedder
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Happy" N/A E. Kidd Bogart
Leona Lewis
Ryan Tedder
Echo 2009 [9]
"Heartbeat [note 3]" N/A Arnthor Birgisson
Ina Wroldsen
Leona Lewis
N/A 2009 [26]
"Here I Am" N/A Brett James
Leona Lewis
Walter Afanasieff
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Homeless" N/A Jörgen Elofsson Spirit 2007 [5]
"Hurt" N/A Trent Reznor Hurt: The EP 2011 [24]
"I Can't Say Hello [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"I Got You" N/A Arnthor Birgisson
Max Martin
Savan Kotecha
Echo 2009 [9]
"I Know Who I Am" N/A Gregory William Barnhill
Joanna Cotten
Melissa Toni Manchester
For Colored Girls 2010 [27]
"I See You" N/A James Horner
Kuk Harrell
Simon Franglen
Avatar 2010 [28]
"I to You" N/A Christopher Crowhurst
Emeli Sandé
Leona Lewis
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"I Wanna Be That Girl [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"I Will Be" N/A Avril Lavigne
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Spirit 2007 [5]
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" N/A Roy Wood Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"I'm So Into You [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"I'm You" N/A Eric Hudson
Shaffer Smith
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Inaspettata (Unexpected) [note 4]" Biagio Antonacci
with
Leona Lewis
Unknown N/A 2010 [29]
[30]
"Iris" N/A John Rzeznik Hurt: The EP 2011 [24]
"Joy [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"Just Stand Up!" Various artists Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Ronnie Walton
Best Kept Secret 2008 [31]
"Let It Rain" N/A Danielle Brisebois
John Shanks
Leona Lewis
Echo 2009 [9]
"Lost Then Found" Leona Lewis with OneRepublic Dan Muckala
Jess Cates
Leona Lewis
Lindy Robbins
Ryan Tedder
Echo 2009 [9]
"L.O.V.E.U. [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"Lovebird" N/A Bonnie McKee
Joshua Coleman
Lukasz Gottwald
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Love Is Your Color" Jennifer Hudson
&
Leona Lewis
Claude Kelly
Michael R. Mentore
Salaam Remi
Sex and the City 2
/
I Remember Me
2010 [32]
"Love Letter" N/A J. Kasher
Kevin Rudolf
Echo 2009 [9]
"A Moment Like This" N/A John Reid
Jörgen Elofsson
Spirit 2006 [5]
"Misses Glass" N/A Terry Thomas II
Theron Thomas
Spirit 2008 [5]
"Mountains [note 5]" N/A Luke Juby
Shahid Khan
James Murray
Mustafa Omer
Emeli Sandé
Glassheart 2011 [16][17]
"Mr Right" N/A Leona Lewis
Richard Stannard
Camille Purcell
Jez Ashurst
Ash Howes
Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"My Hands" N/A Arnthor Birgisson
Ina Wroldsen
Echo 2009 [9]
"Myself" Leona Lewis
featuring Novel
Alonzo Mario Stevenson
Graham N. Marsh
Justin E. Boykin
Leona Lewis
Spirit 2008 [5]
"Naked" N/A Kristian Lundin
Leona Lewis
Savan Kotecha
Echo 2009 [9]
"O Holy Night" N/A Adolphe Adam Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"One More Sleep" N/A Leona Lewis
Richard Stannard
Iain James
Jez Ashurst
Bradford Ellis
Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"Outta My Head" N/A Karl Johan Schuster
Max Martin
Savan Kotecha
Echo 2009 [9]
"Private Party [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"Ready To Get Down [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"Ride a White Swan [note 6]" N/A Marc Bolan The Labyrinth Tour Live from The O2 2010 [33]
"Run" N/A Gary Lightbody
Iain Archer
Jonathan Quinn
Mark McClelland
Nathan Connolly
Spirit 2008 [5]
"Shake You Up" N/A Leona Lewis]
Olivia Waithe
Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Silent Night" N/A Franz Xaver Gruber
Joseph Mohr
Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"Silly Girl [note 1]" N/A Unknown Best Kept Secret 2005 [23]
"Stone Hearts and Hand Grenades [note 7]" N/A Andrew Frampton
E. Kidd Bogart
Julian Bunetta
Leona Lewis
Echo 2009 [34]
"Stop Crying Your Heart Out" N/A Noel Gallagher Echo 2009 [34]
"Stop the Clocks" N/A Fraser T Smith
Jörgen Elofsson
Leona Lewis
Rachel Moulden
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Sugar" N/A Alexander Shuckburg
Emeli Sandé
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Take a Bow" N/A Louis Biancaniello
Ryan Tedder
Sam Watters
Wayne Wilkins
Spirit 2007 [5]
"They Don't Care About Us [note 6]" N/A Michael Jackson The Labyrinth Tour Live from The O2 2010 [33]
"Trouble" Leona Lewis
featuring
Childish Gambino
Emeli Sandé
Fraser T Smith
Hugo Chegwin
Harry Craze
James Murray
Leona Lewis
Musta Omer
Shahid Khan
Donald Glover
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Trouble (Solo)" N/A Emeli Sandé
Fraser T Smith
Hugo Chegwin
Harry Craze
James Murray
Leona Lewis
Musta Omer
Shahid Khan
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Trouble (Acoustic)" N/A Emeli Sandé
Fraser T Smith
Hugo Chegwin
Harry Craze
James Murray
Leona Lewis
Musta Omer
Shahid Khan
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Un Love Me" N/A Bonnie McKee
Fraser T Smith
Kelly Sheehan
Leona Lewis
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Whatever It Takes" N/A Alonzo Mario Stevenson
Leona Lewis
Tony Reyes
Spirit 2007 [5]
"White Christmas" N/A Irving Berlin Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"Winter Wonderland" N/A Felix Bernard
Dick Smith
Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]
"Yesterday" N/A Jordan Omley
Louis Biancaniello
Michael Mani
Nina Woodford
Sam Watters
Spirit 2007 [5]
"You Bring Me Down" N/A Leona Lewis
Salaam Remi
Taj Jackson
Spirit 2007 [5]
"You Don't Care" Ryan Tedder
[note 8]
Leona Lewis
Ryan Tedder
Echo 2009 [9]
"Your Hallelujah" N/A Leona Lewis
Jon Irvine
Autumn Rowe
Lauren Christy
Christmas, with Love 2013 [22]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Best Kept Secret was recorded under licence by UEG Entertainment before Lewis entered The X Factor in 2006. However, UEG released the album to iTunes in January 2009.
  2. ^ Justin Timberlake provides uncredited vocals.
  3. ^ "Heartbeat" is a B-side to "I Got You".
  4. ^ On "Inaspettata (Unexpected)", Lewis performs in both English and Italian.
  5. ^ "Mountains" was recorded by Lewis for her third album, Glassheart (2012). However, for unknown reasons, one of the song's co-writers, Emeli Sandé, reclaimed the song for her debut album, Our Version of Events.
  6. ^ a b "Ride a White Swan" and "They Don't Care About Us" were shown as video interludes, which featured Lewis singing the songs.
  7. ^ "Stone Hearts and Hand Grenades" is a hidden track which appears 3 minutes and 5 seconds after "Lost Then Found", a duet with OneRepublic, finishes.
  8. ^ Ryan Tedder provides uncredited vocals.

References[edit]

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  26. ^ "Heartbeat (Legal Title)". Broadcast Music. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
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  28. ^ "ACE Title Search (I See You, Leona Lewis)". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
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