List of songs recorded by Leona Lewis

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Lewis performing on The Labyrinth tour in 2010

Leona Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and vocal producer. She 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 GB£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 GB£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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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]
Name of song, writers, originating/intended album and year of release.
Song Writer(s) Originating/Intended album Year Ref.
"A Moment Like This" John Reid
Jörgen Elofsson
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Alive" Leona Lewis
Danielle Brisebois
John Shanks
Echo 2009 [9]
"Angel" Johntá Austin
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansem
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Another Love Song" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
Ben Kohn, Tom Barnes & Pete Kelleher
I Am 2015 [22]
"Ave Maria" Franz Schubert
Walter Scott
Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"Bad Boy" Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"The Best You Never Had" Josh Alexander
Billy Steinberg
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Better in Time" Jonathan Rotem
Andrea Martin
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Bleeding Love" Ryan Tedder
Jesse McCartney
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Brave" Leona Lewis
Julian Bunetta
Andrew Frampton
Savan Kotecha
Echo 2009 [9]
"Broken" Leona Lewis
Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson
John Shanks
Echo 2009 [9]
"Burn"[note 1] Ryan Tedder
Ellie Goulding
Greg Kurstin
Noel Zancanella
Brent Kutzle
Glassheart 2012 [25]
"Can't Breathe" Leona Lewis
Gavriel Aminov
Uriel Kadouch
Lundon J. Knighten
Cheryline Lim
Michael Malih
Keith Ross
Echo 2009 [9]
"Collide"
with Avicii
Arash Pournouri
Autumn Rowe
Sandy Wilhelm
Simon Jeffes
Tim Berg
Single release only 2011 [19]
"Come Alive" Fraser T Smith
Ina Wroldsen
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Come Alive (Acoustic)" Fraser T Smith
Ina Wroldsen
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Colorblind" Adam Duritz
Charlie Gillingham
Hurt: The EP 2011 [26]
"Colorblind (Acoustic)" Adam Duritz
Charlie Gillingham
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" Jeff Barry
Ellie Greenwich
Phil Spector
Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"Dip Down"
featuring Loot
Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"Don't Let Me Down" Leona Lewis
James Fauntleroy
Justin Timberlake
Mike Elizondo
Robin Tadross
Echo 2009 [9]
"Everybody Hurts"
with Helping Haiti artists
Bill Berry
Michael Stipe
Mike Mills
Peter Buck
Single release only 2010 [27]
"Favourite Scar" [note 2] Leona Lewis
Ryan Tedder
Noel Zancanella
Roland Orzabal
Curt Smith
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Fingerprint" Leona Lewis
Fraser T Smith
Laura Pergolizzi
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Fire Under My Feet" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
I Am 2015 [22]
"Fire Under My Feet (United Studios Sessions)" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
I Am 2015 [22]
"Fireflies" Craigie Dodds Glassheart 2012 [15]
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Ewan MacColl Spirit 2007 [5]
"Fly Here Now" Leona Lewis
Jeff Bhasker
Echo 2009 [9]
"Footprints in the Sand" David Kreuger
Per Magnusson
Richard Page
Simon Cowell
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Forgive Me" Aliaune Thiam
Claude Kelly
Giorgio Tuinfort
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Forgiveness" Kara DioGuardi
Leona Lewis
Salaam Remi
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Glassheart" Leona Lewis
Brent Kutzle
Fis Shkreli
Justin Franks
Noel Zancanella
Peter Svensson
Ryan Tedder
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Glassheart (Acoustic)" Leona Lewis
Brent Kutzle
Fis Shkreli
Justin Franks
Noel Zancanella
Peter Svensson
Ryan Tedder
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Happy" Leona Lewis
E. Kidd Bogart
Ryan Tedder
Echo 2009 [9]
"Heartbeat" Leona Lewis
Arnthor Birgisson
Ina Wroldsen
B-side to "I Got You" 2010 [28]
[29]
"Here I Am" Leona Lewis
Brett James
Walter Afanasieff
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Homeless" Jörgen Elofsson Spirit 2007 [5]
"Hurt" Trent Reznor Hurt: The EP 2011 [26]
"I Am" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
Eg White
I Am 2015 [22]
"I Am (Acoustic)" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
Eg White
I Am 2015 [22]
"I Can't Say Hello" Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"I Got You" Arnthor Birgisson
Max Martin
Savan Kotecha
Echo 2009 [9]
"I Got You" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
I Am 2015 [22]
"I Know Who I Am" Gregory William Barnhill
Joanna Cotten
Melissa Toni Manchester
For Colored Girls 2010 [30]
"I See You" James Horner
Kuk Harrell
Simon Franglen
Avatar 2010 [31]
"I to You" Leona Lewis
Christopher Crowhurst
Emeli Sandé
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"I Wanna Be That Girl" Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"I Will Be" Avril Lavigne
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Spirit 2007 [5]
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" Roy Wood Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"I'm So Into You" Brian Morgan Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"I'm You" Eric Hudson
Shaffer Smith
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Inaspettata"
with Biagio Antonacci (English: "Unexpected")
Unknown Inaspettata 2010 [32]
[33]
"Iris" John Rzeznik Hurt: The EP 2011 [26]
"Joy" Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"Just Stand Up!"
with Various artists
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Ronnie Walton
Single release only 2008 [34]
"Ladders" Leona Lewis
Wayne Wilkins
Anne Preven
Kevin Anyaeji
I Am 2015 [22]
"Let It Rain" Leona Lewis
Danielle Brisebois
John Shanks
Echo 2009 [9]
"Lost Then Found"
with OneRepublic
Leona Lewis
Dan Muckala
Jess Cates
Lindy Robbins
Ryan Tedder
Echo 2009 [9]
"L.O.V.E.U." Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"Lovebird" Bonnie McKee
Joshua Coleman
Lukasz Gottwald
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Love Is Your Color"
with Jennifer Hudson
Claude Kelly
Michael R. Mentore
Salaam Remi
Sex and the City 2 2010 [35]
"Love Letter" J. Kasher
Kevin Rudolf
Echo 2009 [9]
"Misses Glass" Timothy Thomas & Theron Thomas Spirit 2007 [5]
"Mountains"[note 3] Luke Juby
Shahid Khan
James Murray
Mustafa Omer
Emeli Sandé
Glassheart 2011 [16]
[17]
"Mr Right" Leona Lewis
Richard Stannard
Camille Purcell
Jez Ashurst
Ash Howes
Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"My Hands" Arnthor Birgisson
Ina Wroldsen
Echo 2009 [9]
"Myself"
featuring Novel
Leona Lewis
Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson
Graham N. Marsh
Justin E. Boykin
Spirit 2007 [5]
"Naked" Leona Lewis
Kristian Lundin
Savan Kotecha
Echo 2009 [9]
"O Holy Night" Adolphe Adam Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"One More Sleep" Leona Lewis
Richard Stannard
Iain James
Jez Ashurst
Bradford Ellis
Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"Outta My Head" Karl Johan Schuster
Max Martin
Savan Kotecha
Echo 2009 [9]
"Power" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
James Eliot
I Am 2015 [22]
"Private Party" Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"Ready to Get Down"" Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"Ride a White Swan" Marc Bolan The Labyrinth Tour Live from The O2 2010 [36]
"Run" Gary Lightbody
Iain Archer
Jonathan Quinn
Mark McClelland
Nathan Connolly
Spirit 2008 [5]
"Shake You Up" Leona Lewis
Olivia Waithe
Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Silent Night" Franz Xaver Gruber
Joseph Mohr
Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"Silly Girl" Barry Offoh Best Kept Secret 2005 [24]
"Stone Hearts and Hand Grenades" Leona Lewis
Andrew Frampton
E. Kidd Bogart
Julian Bunetta
Echo 2009 [9]
[37]
"Stop Crying Your Heart Out" Noel Gallagher Echo 2009 [9]
"Stop the Clocks" Leona Lewis
Fraser T Smith
Jörgen Elofsson
Rachel Moulden
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Sugar" Alexander Shuckburg
Emeli Sandé
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Take a Bow" Louis Biancaniello
Ryan Tedder
Sam Watters
Wayne Wilkins
Spirit 2008 [5]
"Thank You" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
Anne Preven
I Am 2015 [22]
"The Best and the Worst" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
Jonny Coffer
Shahid Khan
I Am 2015 [22]
"The Essence of Me" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
I Am 2015 [22]
"They Don't Care About Us" Michael Jackson The Labyrinth Tour Live from The O2 2010 [36]
"Thick Skin" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
I Am 2015 [22]
"Thunder" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
I Am 2015 [22]
"Thunder (Acoustic)" Leona Lewis
Toby Gad
I Am 2015 [22]
"Trouble"
featuring Childish Gambino
Leona Lewis
Emeli Sandé
Fraser T Smith
Hugo Chegwin
Harry Craze
James Murray
Musta Omer
Shahid Khan
Donald Glover
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Trouble (Acoustic)" Leona Lewis
Emeli Sandé
Fraser T Smith
Hugo Chegwin
Harry Craze
James Murray
Musta Omer
Shahid Khan
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"Un Love Me" Leona Lewis
Bonnie McKee
Fraser T Smith
Kelly Sheehan
Glassheart 2012 [15]
"We Found Love"[note 4] Calvin Harris Glassheart 2012 [38]
"Whatever It Takes" Leona Lewis
Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson
Tony Reyes
Spirit 2008 [5]
"White Christmas" Irving Berlin Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"Winter Wonderland" Felix Bernard
Dick Smith
Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]
"Yesterday" Jordan Omley
Louis Biancaniello
Michael Mani
Nina Woodford
Sam Watters
Spirit 2007 [5]
"You Bring Me Down" Leona Lewis
Salaam Remi
Taj Jackson
Spirit 2007 [5]
"You Don't Care" Leona Lewis
Ryan Tedder
Echo 2009 [9]
"You Knew Me When" Diane Warren I Am 2015 [22]
"Your Hallelujah" Leona Lewis
Jon Irvine
Autumn Rowe
Lauren Christy
Christmas, with Love 2013 [23]

Notes and sample credits[edit]

  1. ^ "Burn" was originally recorded by Lewis for Glassheart but she decided to give it away to Ellie Goulding for the re-issue of her second studio album, Halcyon (2012).
  2. ^ "Favourite Scar" contains elements of the Tears for Fears song "Head over Heels" written by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.
  3. ^ "Mountains" was originally recorded by Lewis for Glassheart but it was reclaimed by the song's co-writer Emeli Sandé for her debut album, Our Version of Events (2012).
  4. ^ "We Found Love" was originally recorded by Lewis for Glassheart but it was reclaimed by the song's writer Calvin Harris for Rihanna's fifth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011).

References[edit]

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