Only Human (Jonas Brothers song)

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"Only Human"
Only Human Single Cover.jpeg
Single by Jonas Brothers
from the album Happiness Begins
ReleasedJuly 2, 2019 (2019-07-02)
Format
Recorded2018
GenreReggae-pop[1]
Length3:03
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Shellback
Jonas Brothers singles chronology
"Runaway"
(2019)
"Only Human"
(2019)
Music video
"Only Human" on YouTube

"Only Human" is a song by American band Jonas Brothers from their 2019 album Happiness Begins. It was released on July 2, 2019, as the third single from the album, when the album released. The song was written by the group and the song's producer Shellback.

Critical reception[edit]

In a positive review, Olivia Horn of Pitchfork praised the composition of the song, noting that "the reggae beat [...] works surprisingly well".[2] Christopher Thiessen of Consequence of Sound criticized the lyrical content and wrote that "the sincerity in performance and deep devotion to melody-crafting" made up for it.[3] Mike Nied at Idolator described the song as "another banger" and that it has potential to be song of the summer.[4]

Live performance[edit]

The Jonas Brothers performed it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 13, 2019.[5][6] They performed the song again on July 18, 2019 on Late Night with Seth Meyers.[7]

Music video[edit]

An official 1980s-themed music video was released on August 13, 2019.[8]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

  • Nick Jonas – vocals, songwriter
  • Joe Jonas – vocals, songwriter
  • Kevin Jonas – vocals, songwriter
  • Shellback – backing vocals, producer, songwriter, programmer, bass, drums, keyboards, tambourine
  • Peter Karlsson – vocal producer
  • Michael Engström – bass
  • Wojtek Goral – alto saxophone, flute
  • Tomas Jonsson – baritone saxophone
  • Mattias Bylund – bassoon, horn
  • Mia Samuelsson – flugelhorn
  • Nils-Petter Ankarblom – horn, horn arranger
  • Jason McNab – tambourine
  • Jimmy Carr – tambourine
  • Kasper Komar – tambourine
  • Robert Mollard – tambourine
  • Tomas Jonsson – tenor saxophone
  • Peter Noos Johansson – Trombone
  • Janne Bjerger – trumpet
  • Magnus Johansson – trumpet
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer, studio personnel
  • John Hanes – mix engineer, studio personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 40
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 52
China Airplay/FL (Billboard)[12] 27
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[13] 40
Estonia (Eesti Ekspress)[14] 31
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[15] 18
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 30
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 56
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[18] 35
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[19] 14
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[20] 26
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 92
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 96
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[23] 64
US Billboard Hot 100[24] 53
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[25] 19
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[26] 38
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[27] 15
US Rolling Stone Top 100[28] 51

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States July 2, 2019 Contemporary hit radio Republic [29]
Italy July 5, 2019 [30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sterdan, Darryl (July 19, 2019). "Late-Night TV Music (2/3 Edition) | July 18, 2019".
  2. ^ Horn, Olivia (June 14, 2019). "Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Thiessen, Christopher (June 10, 2019). "Jonas Brothers Return with the Refreshingly Intimate Happiness Begins". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Nied, Mike (June 11, 2019). "Album Review: Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins'". Idolator. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Brandle, Lars (June 13, 2019). "Jonas Brothers Talk Bachelor Party Hijinks, Perform 'Only Human' on 'Fallon'". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Zemler, Emily (June 13, 2019). "Watch Jonas Brothers Play 'Know Your Bro' on Fallon". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "Watch The Jonas Brothers Catch An Island Groove With Funky 'Only Human' on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'". Billboard.
  8. ^ Roth, Madeline. "Jonas Brothers Serve Up '80s Hotness In Their Super-Suave 'Only Human' Video". MTV News.
  9. ^ "Try the TIDAL Web Player". Tidal. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jonas Brothers – Only Human" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "China Airplay Chart/Foreign Language - 15/07/2019". Billboard China (in Chinese). Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  13. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201925 into search. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "EESTI TIPP-40 MUUSIKAS: Suur Papa on tagasi!". Eesti Ekspress (in Estonian). Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  17. ^ https://www.top40.nl/jonas-brothers-4/only-human-1-32771
  18. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 24, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  19. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  20. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201926 into search. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Jonas Brothers – Only Human". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jonas Brothers – Only Human". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  23. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  24. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  25. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  26. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  27. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  28. ^ "Top 100 Songs". Rolling Stone. July 2, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  29. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases | Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates ..." All Access. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  30. ^ "JONAS BROTHERS "Only Human" | (Radio Date: 05/07/2019)". radiodate.it.