In Praise Of Jesse McCartney

Posted by : foongpc | Sunday, March 29, 2009 | Published in

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Do you know this singer songwriter by the name of Jesse McCartney?

I first know about him through his song "Beautiful Soul" from his debut album of the same name a few years back. Since then, I have been on a look out for his songs.

When I heard that he co-wrote the song "Bleeding Love" with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic for singer Leona Lewis, I was quite sure the song would be a hit. And it indeed turned out to be a huge hit - the song was the best selling single in UK in 2007 and in USA in 2008.

Recently, Jesse came out with a song called "How Do You Sleep?". I heard it on the radio the other day and was immediately hooked! It was a delightful song complete with catchy rhythm and some rapping by Ludacris. This song is actually the third single taken from his latest album, "Departure".

Here's the YouTube video and the lyrics for you to sing along below. I hope they won't disable the video, so enjoy it while it is still available!



It's been about a year now
Ain't seen or heard from you
I been missin' you crazy
How do you how do you sleep
I found the letter you wrote me
It still smells just like you
Damn those sweet memories
How do you how do you sleep
How do you sleep

Tried my best at movin' on
Have yet to find a girl like you
See things now I didn't before
Now wishin' I had more time with you

How do you stay awake
Knowin' all I do is think of you
All the things we thought about
Then, never will happen again
If I could just see you

If I had my way come and get you girl
In your favourite car with the missing top
Around my way where we used to park
And did all those things to steal your heart

It's been about a year now
Ain't seen or heard from you
I been missin' you crazy
How do you how do you sleep
I found the letter you wrote me
It still smells just like you
Damn those sweet memories
How do you how do you sleep

It's been about a year now
Ain't seen or heard from you
I been missin' you crazy
How do you how do you sleep
I found the letter you wrote me
It still smells just like you
Damn those sweet memories
How do you how do you sleep
How do you sleep

Baby all that I hear from my friends
Again again and again come and ask 'bout you
They say we saw your girl at the game
And damn we gotta say a big mistake by you

Not only did your body bang
But I miss the conversation too
Tell me that you're gettin' more sleep
Can't think can't eat till I come see you

If I had my way come and get you girl
In your favourite car with the missing top
Around my way where we used to park
And did all those things to steal your heart

It's been about a year now
Ain't seen or heard from you
I been missin' you crazy
How do you how do you sleep
I found the letter you wrote me
It still smells just like you
Damn those sweet memories
How do you how do you sleep
How do you sleep

Oh-uh oh-uh oh-uh oh
Oh-uh oh-uh oh-uh oh

It's been about a year now
Ain't seen or heard from you
I been missin' you crazy
How do you how do you sleep
I found the letter you wrote me
It still smells just like you
Damn those sweet memories
How do you how do you sleep
It's been about a year now
Ain't seen or heard from you
I been missin' you crazy
How do you how do you sleep
I found the letter you wrote me
It still smells just like you
Damn those sweet memories
How do you how do you sleep
How do you sleep
Oh-uh oh-uh oh-uh oh


FIRST COMMENTER

(56) Comments

  1. Mei Teng said...

    I like that song by Leona Lewis! :)

    March 29, 2009 at 10:05 AM
  2. Rad Sujanto said...

    Oh How Do You Sleep... listened to that song a couple of months ago. It was not a great song but cool.

    So you're now saying you've become a big fan of him, huh? cool

    March 29, 2009 at 10:25 AM
  3. annant said...

    can't view da video...but nevermind i will dl it in awhile :D

    March 29, 2009 at 10:25 AM
  4. GAGAY said...

    hola foong!??!

    March 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM
  5. GAGAY said...

    i hate to know am late again!

    March 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM
  6. GAGAY said...

    i have heard the song owredi..and damn good!

    March 29, 2009 at 11:02 AM
  7. GAGAY said...

    how's lah EH awareness foong!??!

    March 29, 2009 at 11:02 AM
  8. Neo said...

    Nice song, you gonna play it on Piano?

    March 29, 2009 at 12:23 PM
  9. suituapui

    Don't mind Jesse's songs but very forgettable. None that I can actually remember...but every time I heard him on the radio or on MTV, I'd say...not bad and the next instant, I can't recall how the song goes already.

    March 29, 2009 at 12:28 PM
  10. foongpc said...

    mei teng, me too, but after repeated listening, I'm kinda bored with it now : )

    rad, not really a big fan yet. At least not as big a fan of Mariah Carey. Reason is, I only like some of his songs, whereas I like ALL songs by Mariah Carey! : )

    annant, yeah go download it and enjoy! : )

    March 29, 2009 at 2:41 PM
  11. foongpc said...

    gagay, sorry missed FC again, but I also keep missing FC in your blog and many other blogs! Earth Hour pretty cool for me. Enjoyed the darkness! : )

    neo, nope, not this song. It's not too suitable to be played on piano : )

    suituapui, yeah quite forgettable - that's why he's not that huge a superstar yet. Unlike my idol Mariah Carey whose songs always stick in my mind even years after. Haha!

    March 29, 2009 at 2:45 PM
  12. Rad Sujanto said...

    haha ok cool.

    About JL whom I thought was a girl, did you read his latest post. One of the question was "Favorite Gender?" the answer was "Male?"

    unless he is......

    March 29, 2009 at 3:03 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    rad, actually that question is confusing. What does it mean by favourite gender? I am male, so of course I like to be male. Therefore, my favourite gender is male! But if you are asking which gender you are attracted to, then it's a different story.

    In any case, even if JL is what you think he is, it's OK. He's a nice guy and I don't care about his sexual orientation! Really, sexual orientation is not a big deal to me! : )

    March 29, 2009 at 3:12 PM
  14. Mariuca said...

    Mooooorning!

    March 29, 2009 at 4:24 PM
  15. Mariuca said...

    As usual missed FC! :(

    March 29, 2009 at 4:26 PM
  16. Mariuca said...

    Eh I oso like la Bleeding Love, superb song!

    March 29, 2009 at 4:27 PM
  17. Mariuca said...

    Enjoy ur Sunday Foong! Hope to be FC for ur next post. ;)

    March 29, 2009 at 4:27 PM
  18. foongpc said...

    mariuca, excuse me, what time is it? Just woke up, is it? Haha! Enjoy your Sunday too or whatever is left of it! : )

    March 29, 2009 at 5:22 PM
  19. Mei Teng said...

    Foong, thanks for using the pineapple tart photo...a nice one!

    March 29, 2009 at 5:48 PM
  20. suituapui

    You mean Malaya Curry??? Hahahahahaha!!!

    March 29, 2009 at 6:34 PM
  21. Bengbeng said...

    sigh, the video, i cannot play it.

    March 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM
  22. Perky said...

    Same here! When I heard this song on the radio, I was so hooked onto it that I went and downloaded it when I got home. hehehe....

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

    March 29, 2009 at 9:02 PM
  23. MiChi said...

    I will listen to it on your advice. Anymore good songs?

    March 29, 2009 at 10:50 PM
  24. renaye said...

    i have heard of hime before. i thought he's quite famous?

    March 29, 2009 at 11:03 PM
  25. Merryn said...

    How do u sleep? i remember u blogged bout this b4... heheheh.. i still say i sleep with my eyes close!

    March 29, 2009 at 11:48 PM
  26. foongpc said...

    mei teng, you are welcome! : )

    suituapui, haha! She's better than Malaya Curry! LOL!

    bengbeng, sorry about that. Try google it : )

    March 30, 2009 at 12:17 AM
  27. foongpc said...

    perky, you like the song too? It's very catchy, right? Thanks for dropping by my blog too! : )

    michi, yes there are many more good songs but I will blog about them next time! : )

    renaye, yes he's quite famous. But have only so far released 3 albums : )

    merryn, haha! That's really about sleep! But this one is about a nice song! : )

    March 30, 2009 at 12:20 AM
  28. kenwooi.com said...

    i like jesse's Because You Live! =D

    March 30, 2009 at 4:38 AM
  29. Cashmere said...

    Jesse huh? I still remember he used to look so young like a cute boy. Now he's all grown up. I was referring to the looks of course.. ;)

    March 30, 2009 at 7:47 AM
  30. Gallivanter said...

    I blogged about this song a while ago. Nice! Check out my music blog for songs that are NOT OUT YET for your downloading indulgence! :-D Viva la piracy!

    March 30, 2009 at 10:13 AM
  31. [SK] said...

    hmmm, cool song that is!! :p

    March 30, 2009 at 1:22 PM
  32. Life Ramblings said...

    for some reason, i can't play the video.

    March 30, 2009 at 3:43 PM
  33. levian said...

    catchy indeed! jesse had been quite popular when he first joined disney for some series n projects. i get to know him from there. :)

    March 30, 2009 at 4:02 PM
  34. 4malmal said...

    hey thanks for the song! what a way to start my day :)

    March 30, 2009 at 4:13 PM
  35. JL said...

    Why don't you join in Music Monday next time? Then you can spam even more Jesse Mccartney and get more traffic in the meantime. xDD

    March 30, 2009 at 7:14 PM
  36. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, I'm not sure about that song. Will check it out! Thanks! : )

    cashmere, yeah he's all grown up now! : )

    gallivanter, oh you did? I must have missed that! OK, will download by the truckloads! Haha! Thanks! : )

    March 30, 2009 at 8:35 PM
  37. foongpc said...

    SK, you like it too? Cool! : )

    life ramblings, I don't know why but maybe you can google the song?

    levian, I didn't know about him until he came out with his first album. I like his song "Beautiful Soul" : )

    March 30, 2009 at 8:37 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    4malmal, glad you like it! Thanks for dropping by! : )

    JL, I'll consider it, but I actually prefer to blog about songs when I'm in the mood, and not tied down with Music Monday : )

    March 30, 2009 at 8:39 PM
  39. Life Ramblings said...

    wah, you're fast today. i've displayed your avatar in my blog.
    so when can i be your FC?

    March 30, 2009 at 10:52 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, I'm just lucky. haha! You can try for my next post but I can't tell you when I'm posting it cos I really don't know myself! : )

    March 30, 2009 at 11:25 PM
  41. Ayie said...

    It's a good one but not something that will linger in my mind like "last song syndrome" hehe

    March 31, 2009 at 2:38 AM
  42. Monica said...

    nice song Foong! very catchy indeed ;-)

    March 31, 2009 at 4:48 AM
  43. Babette said...

    I heard about Jesse McCartney when I was downloading music for my daughter's MP3. Other than that, I'm not much familiar with him and his songs. Are you mostly a pop music person?

    March 31, 2009 at 8:35 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    ayie, yes I think I will get bored with it after repeated listening! : )

    monica, glad you like it! : )

    babette, I'm eclectic. Love all kinds of music except heavy metal : )

    March 31, 2009 at 10:23 AM
  45. -eiling- said...

    I think the video is quite cool. He can jump from cars to cars! Lol..

    March 31, 2009 at 12:03 PM
  46. HappySurfer said...

    Thanks for sharing that, Foong.

    March 31, 2009 at 12:10 PM
  47. HappySurfer said...

    Are you a fan of Westlife?

    March 31, 2009 at 12:11 PM
  48. HappySurfer said...

    They've got good voices and good harmony. Only thing is, most of their numbers are covers.

    March 31, 2009 at 12:12 PM
  49. HappySurfer said...

    Still.. they have their fans.

    March 31, 2009 at 12:13 PM
  50. HappySurfer said...

    Excuse me, Foong, for spamming. I'm just doing an experiment.

    March 31, 2009 at 12:14 PM
  51. HappySurfer said...

    Thank you..

    March 31, 2009 at 12:15 PM
  52. Lisalicious said...

    wow I didnt know he is so good ...

    i know i like some of his songs....and thanks for sharing this, will be checking it out soon :D but not while working :D

    March 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    eiling, haha! Yes, quite cool! : )

    happysurfer, not really a fan of Westlife, but I do like some of their songs, even the covers. Good to sing at karaoke. Haha! Oh, btw, thanks for spamming! Haha!

    lisalicious, yeah, check it out at home if you don't want your boss to fire you. LOL! : )

    March 31, 2009 at 3:26 PM
  54. HappySurfer said...

    Hey, you are welcome! haha.. :p

    Got your comment up. Check it out. Thanks for playing. That was quick.

    March 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM
  55. HappySurfer said...

    Btw, I see you've got ads up now (noticed it earlier). Welcome to the club!

    March 31, 2009 at 3:50 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, it was quite fun actually. I would love to see how the story continues : )

    Initially, I wanted to make this a ad-free blog. But when traffic started to pick up, I thought, what the heck! Even then, I will keep the ads to the minimum : )

    March 31, 2009 at 11:39 PM