|Single by Lee DeWyze|
|from the album Live It Up|
|Released||October 13, 2010|
|Format||Digital audio, digital download|
|Writer(s)||Lee DeWyze, David Glass, Jordan Lawhead|
|Lee DeWyze singles chronology|
"Sweet Serendipity" is Lee DeWyze's first single from his post-American Idol debut album Live It Up. The song debuted on radio on October 13, 2010 and was released for sale at digital music vendors on October 25, 2010.
The original single was to be the album title track "Live It Up," but the single was changed a few days before its release. The song premiered on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The song went for adds on hot adult contemporary radio stations on October 25, 2010 and became available for download at digital music vendors on October 26, 2010.
The music video for the single was released on VH1 on November 15, 2010. The video was directed by Matt Stawski, who also directed the video for Train's "Hey, Soul Sister". The video features DeWyze, along with actress Jonna Walsh and DeWyze's band members.
Billboard describes “Sweet Serendipity” as a song that “offers an uplifting message about believing in destiny” and notes that “the song’s bridge and climax [bring] John Mayer’s early material to mind.”
|US Billboard Adult Pop Songs||23|
In other media
|United States||October 13, 2010||Radio airplay|
|October 26, 2010||Digital download|
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- "AC Available for Airplay". FMQB. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
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- Mansfield, Brian (November 16, 2010). "Lee DeWyze's premieres 'Sweet Serendipity' video". USA Today Idol Chatter.
- Mansfield, Brian (November 1, 2010). "Lee DeWyze shoots 'Sweet Serendipity' video with 'Hey, Soul Sister' director". USA Today Idol Chatter.
- Menachem, Michael (October 28, 2010). "Lee Dewyze "Sweet Serendipity"". Billboard.
- Mansfield, Brian (November 3, 2010). "'If I Had You' edges 'Sweet Serendipity' as the week's top-selling 'Idol' track". USA Today Idol Chatter.
- Mansfield, Brian (December 8, 2010). "Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson show double-barreled sales power". USA Today Idol Chatter.
- "Sweet Serendipity - Lee DeWyze". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
- Mansfield, Brian (February 2, 2011). "'American Idol' to release 10th-anniversary compilation March 15". USA Today Idol Chatter.