Jet Black Heart

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"Jet Black Heart"
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Single by 5 Seconds of Summer
from the album Sounds Good Feels Good
Released
  • 28 August 2015 (2015-08-28) (as a promotional single)[1]
  • 17 December 2015 (2015-12-17) (as an album single)
Format
GenrePop punk[2][3]
Length3:41
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)David Hodges
5 Seconds of Summer singles chronology
"Hey Everybody!"
(2015)
"Jet Black Heart"
(2015)
"Girls Talk Boys"
(2016)
Music video
5 Seconds of Summer - Jet Black Heart on YouTube

"Jet Black Heart" is a single by Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer from their second studio album, Sounds Good Feels Good. It was written by Calum Hood, Michael Clifford, David Hodges and Jon Green, and produced by David Hodges. It was released on 17 December 2015 as the album’s third and final single. It charted in six countries and won a Verano MTV Award and a Teen Choice Award.[4] The music video was released on the same day on YouTube and has since gained more than 30 million views.

Background and release[edit]

The single was first premiered on air on New Zealand radio on 27 August 2015. It was released as a promotional single on 28 August, an instant download after the album was pre-ordered.[5] It was then released as an official single on 17 December, along with the music video.

The band performed the song for the first time on stage during the second night of their show at Long Island.[6]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was released on 17 December 2015, featuring the bandmembers and some of their fans.[7] The video starts off with a message from the band that reads "We asked our fans to help make this video. We wanted to hear your stories. We were overwhelmed with the response. This video goes out to you. Jet Black Heart."

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Jet Black Heart"3:41

Accolades[edit]

Year Nominated Award Result
2016 "Jet Black Heart" Verano MTV's Best Music Video Won
Teen Choice's Best Rock Song[8] Won

Personnel[edit]

  • Luke Hemmings – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Clifford – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Calum Hood – lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Ashton Irwin – backing vocals, drums

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[9] 152
Australia (ARIA)[10] 34
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 78
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 98
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 60
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5 Seconds of Summer's 'Jet Black Heart' Races Up Trending 140 Chart".
  2. ^ http://www.musictimes.com/articles/46398/20150827/5-seconds-summer-jet-black-heart-review-new-album-stream.htm
  3. ^ "SINGLE REVIEW: 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – 'JET BLACK HEART'".
  4. ^ http://acharts.co/song/94473
  5. ^ "the lyrics of 5sos' 'jet black heart' mean more to the fans than you might realise". MTV. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  6. ^ "5SOS DEBUTED A NEW SONG ONSTAGE, AND FANS ARE NOW SKELETONS". MTV News. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Jet Black Heart - 5 Seconds of Summer". 5 Seconds of Summer.
  8. ^ http://www.musicmundial.com/2016/08/lista-de-ganadores-y-presentaciones-de.html
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – 5 Seconds of Summer – Jet Black Heart" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 5 Seconds of Summer – Jet Black Heart". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2015". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 5 Seconds of Summer – Jet Black Heart" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  14. ^ "5 Seconds of Summer Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2015.

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