A Little Bit Longer

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A Little Bit Longer
A Little Bit Longer CD Cover.JPG
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 12, 2008 (2008-08-12)
RecordedFall 2007–Spring 2008
ProducerJohn Fields
Jonas Brothers chronology
Jonas Brothers
A Little Bit Longer
Music from the 3D Concert Experience
Alternative cover
Japanese standard edition
Japanese standard edition
Singles from A Little Bit Longer
  1. "Burnin' Up"
    Released: June 19, 2008
  2. "A Little Bit Longer"
    Released: August 5, 2008
  3. "Lovebug"
    Released: September 30, 2008
  4. "Tonight"
    Released: February 17, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender4/5 stars[3]
Detroit Free Press3/4 stars[4]
The Gazette3/5 stars[5]
The Guardian2.5/5 stars[6]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5 stars[7]
Los Angeles Times3.5/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[10]
Toronto Star2.5/4 stars[11]

A Little Bit Longer is the third studio album by the American 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.[12]

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.

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 their television show Jonas.


"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. The title-song, "A Little Bit Longer", was released as second single on August 5, 2008 and peaked at number 11 on Billboard Hot 100. The album's third 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. The album's fourth 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 – 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,[20] receiving a platinum certification by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

1."BB Good"Jonas Brothers, John Taylor2:56
2."Burnin' Up" (featuring Big Rob)Jonas Brothers2:54
3."Shelf"Jonas Brothers3:48
4."One Man Show"Jonas Brothers3:08
5."Lovebug"Jonas Brothers3:40
6."Tonight"Jonas Brothers, Greg Garbowsky3:29
7."Can't Have You"Nick Jonas, PJ Bianco4:28
8."Video Girl"Jonas Brothers2:53
9."Pushin' Me Away"Jonas Brothers3:03
10."Sorry"Jonas Brothers3:12
11."Got Me Going Crazy"Nick Jonas2:35
12."A Little Bit Longer"Nick Jonas3:25
Total length:39:31

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.


Standard edition
1."When You Look Me in the Eyes"Jonas Brothers, PJ Bianco, Raymond Boyd4:09
2."BB Good"Jonas Brothers, John Taylor2:56
3."Burnin' Up" (featuring Big Rob)Jonas Brothers2:55
4."Shelf"Jonas Brothers3:48
5."One Man Show"Jonas Brothers3:08
6."Lovebug"Jonas Brothers3:40
7."Tonight"Jonas Brothers, Greg Garbowsky3:29
8."Can't Have You"Nick Jonas, PJ Bianco4:28
9."Video Girl"Jonas Brothers2:53
10."Pushin' Me Away"Jonas Brothers3:03
11."Sorry"Jonas Brothers3:12
12."Got Me Going Crazy"Nick Jonas2:35
13."A Little Bit Longer"Nick Jonas3:25
14."Hello, Goodbye"John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:07
15."Live to Party"Jonas Brothers2:58
16."Infatuation"Jonas Brothers3:30
Total length:52:16


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"


Charts and certification[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Sales/shipments Certification
Australian Albums (ARIA)[21] 13
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 27
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 75
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 58
Brazil Albums (ABPD) 1 60,000 Platinum[22]
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 1 160,000 2× Platinum[23]
Croatian Albums (IFPI) 30
Danish Albums (Tracklisten) 38
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 40
French Albums (SNEP) 14
German Albums (Media Control Charts) 23
Greek Albums (IFPI) 21
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ) 39
Irish Albums (IRMA)[24] 15 7,500 Gold[24]
Italian Albums (FIMI)[25] 2 80,000 Platinum[25]
Japanese Albums (Oricon) 35
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON) 1 100,000 Platinum[26]
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 11 7,500 Gold[27]
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 27 Gold
Polish Albums (ZPAV) 6 10,000 Gold
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 27
Scottish Albums (OCC)[28] 22
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 3 40,000 Gold[29]
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 54
Swiss Albums (Swiss Hitparade) 55
Taiwan Albums (G-Music) 15
UK Albums (OCC) 19 100,000[30] Gold[30]
US Billboard 200[31] 1 2,082,000[32] 2× Platinum

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States August 12, 2008
Argentina August 21, 2008
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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