List of songs recorded by Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Hewitt attending the premiere of 27 Dresses in Westwood, Los Angeles, January 2008

American actress and singer Jennifer Love Hewitt has recorded songs for four studio albums as well as a number of soundtracks and other projects. Hewitt first rose to prominence in the entertainment industry for acting in both television commercials and the children's television series Kids Incorporated.[1][2] At age 10, she moved with her mother from Killeen, Texas to Los Angeles to pursue a music career,[3] and collaborated with Earth, Wind & Fire on the song "One World" for the 1990 compilation album Music Speaks Louder Than Words.[4] Two years later, Hewitt recorded her first studio album Love Songs (1992)[2][5] under the name "Love Hewitt".[6] The video game company Meldac released Love Songs exclusively in Japan, and it includes cover versions of songs by ABBA and Michael Jackson.[2] Prior to the album's release, Hewitt released the stand-alone cover of Blondie's "Heart of Glass" earlier in 1992.[7] According to a 2013 Rolling Stone article, Love Songs led to Hewitt becoming a pop star in Japan.[2] She attributed her success to the country's love for "perky music" and said: "The poppier the music, the better."[8]

After Hewitt attracted further attention following her role in the family drama Party of Five, she released two studio albums in the United States through Atlantic.[2][5] Let's Go Bang (1995) featured dance-pop and "light R&B",[2] and her self-titled album (1996) had R&B-inspired pop music and adult contemporary music with lyrics about "love, loss, and longing".[9] Following the two albums' poor sales, Hewitt was dropped by Atlantic[10] and went on to act in several films and television programs.[2] As well as starring in the 1998 slasher film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, she recorded the 1999 single "How Do I Deal" for its soundtrack,[1] which became the best-selling song of her career.[10] In 2002, Hewitt signed a record contract with Jive,[1] and her fourth studio album BareNaked was released in October that year.[11] Recording "rock-oriented" songs,[2] Hewitt collaborated with Meredith Brooks for the album.[9] Hewitt said that she had more creative freedom with BareNaked since she was "able to find [her]self as an artist".[3] She co-wrote nine of the album's thirteen songs and was involved with its arrangements and instrumentation.[3][11]

In 2002, Hewitt wrote and recorded "I'm Gonna Love You (Madeleine's Love Song)" for the animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, in which she also voiced the character Madeleine.[2] She appeared in the 2004 television film A Christmas Carol, an adaptation of the original novella,[12] and contributed to its soundtrack.[13] Despite finding commercial success with BareNaked, Hewitt shifted away from music in 2004 to focus on her acting career, including the lead role in the supernatural television show Ghost Whisperer.[2][14] Her final record was the compilation album, Cool with You: The Platinum Collection, released in Asia in June 2006.[5][15] In 2013, she recorded five songs for the television drama The Client List, in which she starred as the lead character.[16][17] In the same year, she also collaborated with Sophie B. Hawkins on a song for the comedy film Alpha Males Experiment.[18]

Songs[edit]

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Key
Song released as a single Indicates single release
Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
A black-and-white photograph of a woman standing in front of four men (two on either side of her).
Hewitt recorded a cover of "Heart of Glass", originally performed by Blondie.
A photograph of a woman with shoulder-length blonde hair and a low-cut dress. She is looking toward her left.
Deborah Gibson co-wrote a song for Hewitt's debut studio album.
A black-and-white photograph of three men and a woman.
Hewitt recorded a cover of "Dancing Queen", originally performed by ABBA.
A photograph of a bald man wearing glasses and a black shirt. He is looking toward his right while a microphone is shown to the image's right.
Wayne Cohen co-wrote several songs for Hewitt's second and third studio albums.
A photograph of a man playing the guitar on stage. He is wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
Guy Erez co-wrote two songs for Hewitt's album BareNaked.
A black-and-white photograph of a woman with short hair and a white shirt. She is looking toward the camera.
Hewitt recorded a cover of "I'm a Woman", originally performed by Peggy Lee, for the television show The Client List.
Name of song, writers, original release, and year of release
Song Writer(s) Release(s) Year Ref.
"90's Kids" Ed Grenga
Gary McLaughlin
Jennifer Love Hewitt Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
Love Songs 1992 [6]
"Avenue of the Stars" Jennifer Love Hewitt
Meredith Brooks
Andy Goldmark
Scot Sax Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
BareNaked 2002 [19]
"Baby I'm-a Want You" David Gates Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"BareNaked" Song released as a single Jennifer Love Hewitt
Meredith Brooks
Guy Erez
Emerson Swinford Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
BareNaked 2002 [21]
"Bedtime Stories" Robert Etoll
Deborah Gibson
Love Songs 1992 [6]
"Ben" Don Black
Walter Scharf
Love Songs 1992 [6]
"Can I Go Now" Song released as a single Meredith Brooks
Livingstone Brown
Mike Stevens
BareNaked 2002 [22]
"Can't Stand in the Way of Love" Enid Levine
Wayne Cohen
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"Cool with You" Song released as a single Joleen Belle
Robert Palmer
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23][24]
"Couldn't Find Another Man" Song released as a single Angelo Montrone Let's Go Bang 1995 [25]
"Dancing Queen" Song released as a single Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Stig Anderson
Love Songs 1991 [26]
"The Difference Between Us" Camus Celli
Nicky Holland
Andres Levin
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"Don't Push the River" Wayne Cohen
Billy Mann
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"Don't Turn Your Head Away" Debbie Kaye
Angelo Montrone
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"Everywhere I Go" Gerry Stober
Susan Pomerantz
Terrah Smith
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"First Taste of Love" Porter Carroll
Robert Etoll
Jerry Stober
Love Songs 1992 [6]
"First Time" Meredith Brooks
Guy Erez
Paul Goldo
Emerson Swinford
BareNaked 2002 [19]
"Free to Be a Woman" Jennifer Love Hewitt
Angelo Montrone Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"The Garden" Angelo Montrone Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"The Greatest Word" Wayne Cohen
Conner Reeves
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"Heart of Glass" Song released as a single Debbie Harry
Chris Stein
Non-album single 1990 [7]
"Hey Everybody" Song released as a single Jennifer Love Hewitt
Meredith Brooks
Livingstone Brown Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
BareNaked 2002 [27]
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow" Civilla D. Martin The Client List 2013 [16]
"How Do I Deal" Song released as a single Dillon O'Brian
Phil Roy
Bob Thiele
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998 [28]
"I Always Was Your Girl" Tracey Thorn
Ben Watt
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"I Believe In..." David Bryant
Fran Lucci
Dara Stewart
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"I Know You Will" Jennifer Love Hewitt
Meredith Brooks
Dave Darling Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
BareNaked 2002 [19]
"I Want a Love I Can See" Smokey Robinson Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"I'll Find You" Robert Etoll Love Songs 1992 [6]
"I'm a Woman" Song released as a single Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller The Client List 2013 [17]
"I'm Gonna Love You (Madellaine's Love Song)" Jennifer Love Hewitt Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt Disney's Superstar Hits 2002 [29]
"In Another Life" Andrew Gold
Greg Prestopino
Sam Lorber
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"It's Good to Know I'm Alive" Dick Rudolph
Michael Sembello
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"Just Try" Meredith Brooks
Brian McKnight
BareNaked 2002 [19]
"Kiss Away from Heaven" Peter Bliss
Angelo Montrone
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"Last Night" Wayne Cohen
Peter Zizzo
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"Let's Go Bang" Song released as a single Andy Goldmark
Bruce Roberts
George Lyter
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"Listen (To Your Heart)" Austin Roberts
Robert Etoll
Love Songs 1992 [6]
"A Little Jazz" Danny Young
Melanie Andrews
Love Songs 1992 [6]
"Me and Bobby McGee" Kris Kristofferson
Fred Foster
BareNaked 2002 [19]
"Never a Day Goes By"[a] Wayne Cohen Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"No Ordinary Love" Song released as a single Deborah Cox
Lascelles Stephens
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [30]
"One World"
(featuring Earth, Wind & Fire)
P.P. Oland
F. Previte
Sergey Manukyan
M. Targo
Music Speaks Louder Than Words 1990 [4]
"(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" Barry Gibb
Blue Weaver
Jennifer Love Hewitt 1996 [23]
"A Place Called Home" Lynn Ahrens
Alan Menken
A Christmas Carol 2004 [13]
"Please Save Us the World" Song released as a single Lance Cosgrove Love Songs 1992 [31]
"Rock the Roll" Jennifer Love Hewitt
Meredith Brooks
Paul Goldo Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
BareNaked 2002 [19]
"Something to Talk About" Shirley Eikhard The Client List 2013 [16]
"Stand in Your Way" Meredith Brooks
Livingstone Brown
Shelly Peiken
BareNaked 2002 [19]
"Stronger" Jennifer Love Hewitt Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt BareNaked 2002 [19]
"What's It Gonna Take" Song released as a single Peter Margolis
Seth Mellman
Love Songs 1991 [32]
"When I'm With You" JJ Heller The Client List 2013 [16]
"When It Hurts"
(featuring Sophie B. Hawkins)
Sophie B. Hawkins
Jennifer Love Hewitt Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
Alpha Male Experiment 2013 [18]
"When You Say Nothing at All" Paul Overstreet
Don Schlitz
The Client List 2013 [16]
"Where You Gonna Run To?" Jennifer Love Hewitt
Meredith Brooks
Paul Goldo Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
BareNaked 2002 [19]
"Won't U B Mine" Robert Etoll Love Songs 1992 [6]
"You Make Me Smile" L. Desmond
Ren Toppano
Let's Go Bang 1995 [20]
"You" Jennifer Love Hewitt
Meredith Brooks Indicates songs written or co-written by Jennifer Love Hewitt
BareNaked 2002 [19]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ An acoustic version of "Never a Day Goes By" also appears on Jennifer Love Hewitt.[23]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bush, John. "Artist Biography by John Bush". AllMusic. Archived from the original on April 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Jennifer Love Hewitt: Biography". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 16, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Graff, Gary (October 8, 2002). "Interview: Jennifer Love-Hewitt". United Press International. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Music Speaks Louder Than Words (Media notes). Earth, Wind & Fire. Epic. 1990.
  5. ^ a b c "Jennifer Love Hewitt: Biography". Biography.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Love Songs (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meldac. 1992. B01K8MNH1I.
  7. ^ a b "Heart of Glass" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Lisson Records. 1992. B00KRHSVHA.
  8. ^ Grossman, Anna Jane (November 30, 2009). "The Internet Ate My Twenties". HuffPost. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Buss, Bryan. "AllMusic Review by Bryan Buss". AllMusic. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Jennifer Love Hewitt". Contactmusic.com. Archived from the original on November 19, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine". AllMusic. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016.
  12. ^ Morales, Tatiana (September 21, 2005). "Jennifer Love Hewitt's 'Ghost'". CBS News. Archived from the original on November 19, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "A Christmas Carol (Original Soundtrack from the Hallmark TV Production)". Apple Music. 2004. Archived from the original on March 4, 2019.
  14. ^ Conway, Lani (October 2, 2015). "10 Legit Celebrities Who Tried to Have a Music Career". Zimbio. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016.
  15. ^ "Cool with You: Platinum Collection". AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  16. ^ a b c d e "The Client List (Music from the Television Series)". Spotify. 2018. Archived from the original on January 24, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "I'm a Woman" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Lifetime. 2002. B00B8NCMG8.
  18. ^ a b "Alpha Male Experiment - Original Soundtrack Album". Spotify. 2013. Archived from the original on January 24, 2019.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j BareNaked (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jive. 2002. 0012414424426.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Let's Go Bang (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Atlantic. 1995. 0075678281921.
  21. ^ "BareNaked" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jive. 2002. B00006J9KN.
  22. ^ "Can I Go Now" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jive. 2002. 0012414011398.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Jennifer Love Hewitt (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Atlantic. 1996. 0075678293429.
  24. ^ Golden (1999): p. 85
  25. ^ "Couldn't Find Another Man" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meldac. 1996. 3 PR 6437-2 SRC##03.
  26. ^ "Dancing Queen" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meldac. 1991. 4988030003092.
  27. ^ "Hey Everybody" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jive. 2002. 0150664.
  28. ^ "How Do I Deal" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. 143 Records. 1998. 0054391710529.
  29. ^ Disney's Superstar Hits (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Walt Disney. 2002.
  30. ^ "No Ordinary Love" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meldac. 1996. 0 7567-87048-4 0.
  31. ^ "Please Save Us the World" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meldac. 1992. 4988030004259.
  32. ^ "What's It Gonna Take" (Media notes). Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meldac. 1991. 4988030003610.

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