The Jonas Brothers’ 20 Best Songs: Critic’s Picks

Just weeks in the past, not even the most important Jonas Brothers followers may’ve seen a reunion coming. But lo and behold, we now have a brand new JoBros tune in 2019, and it has already grow to be the most important hit their profession: “Sucker” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Monday (March 11).

Despite the Jonas mania that occurred from 2006-2010, the brother trio had by no means reached the highest the all-genre chart till now. Though Jonas Brothers followers have clearly had “Sucker” on repeat this week, the group’s shock resurgence additionally impressed JB loyalists to revisit their hit-filled catalog, even touchdown the nostalgic “Year 3000” and the flaming “Burnin’ Up” in Spotify’s U.S. Top 200 this week.

In celebration the group’s first-ever No. 1 hit — and as we eagerly watch for what else is in retailer — Billboard picks our favourite JoBros songs beneath.

20. “Time For Me to Fly” (It’s About Time)

What could possibly be Nick’s highest vocal in Jonas Brothers historical past can also be an amazing showcase the danceable melodies and introspective lyrics the siblings had in retailer for future albums. While Nick won’t get pleasure from revisiting his prepubescent 13-year-old self on It’s About Time, JB followers can agree that “Time For Me To Fly” nonetheless slaps.

19. “Feelin’ Alive” (Jonas L.A.)

Jonas L.A. (a Monkees-esque Disney Channel Original Series that aired in 2009-2010, starring the Jonas Brothers as undercover spies) might have been campy as all get out, however the Jonas L.A. soundtrack was absolute gold. “Feelin’ Alive” kicks f the 13-track set in epic vogue, with pounding drums and a echoing hook that may make you say “Hey” in an entire new manner.

18. “Pom Poms” (Live)

Just earlier than Joe, Nick and Kevin wreaked havoc with their breakup in 2013, followers had been thankfully blessed with a musical parting reward — a (now unavailable) compilation album titled Live that featured six new songs — together with this amped-up banger. With a brass-heavy melody and a intelligent tackle flirting with a cheerleader, “Pom Poms” is the anthem highschool soccer video games didn’t know they wanted.

17. “Just Friends” (Jonas Brothers)

It’s laborious to determine what’s extra attractive on this Jonas Brothers observe: The roaring electrical guitar lick or the romantic story the music tells. “Just Friends” paperwork a friendship that finally results in marriage, doing so in heartfelt vogue (“I don't need to lead you on/ But the reality is I've grown fond”). The music’s candy narrative is so highly effective, it might make you rethink placing somebody within the good friend zone.

16. “Much Better” (Lines, Vines and Trying Times)

Along with incorporating extra piano and brass on Lines, Vines and Trying Times, the bros additionally spiced up their lyricism – and “Much Better” is the prime instance each evolutions. Whimsical instrumentation enhances Nick’s impassioned vocals and Joe’s falsetto, however what actually stands out is Joe’s shot again on the queen breakup songs herself (and his ex), Taylor Swift: “Get a rep for breaking hearts/ Now I’m executed with superstars/ And all of the tears on her guitar.”

15. “Hold On” (Jonas Brothers)

An underrated traditional, “Hold On” is a music that’s as highly effective lyrically as it’s musically. From the second the music begins with pulsating electrical guitar, the Jonas Brothers’ vocals take f – notably on the titular hook – as they ship a message hope for these experiencing heartbreak or just going via a tricky time.

14. “A Little Bit Longer” (A Little Bit Longer)

Another inspirational music within the JoBros discography, this one hits the feels fairly a bit more durable. “A Little Bit Longer” is Nick’s emotional account his Diabetes diagnosis, a poignant story that mixes heart-wrenching traces reminiscent of “Waiting on the treatment/ None them are certain” with somber piano chords. Warning: Don’t pay attention with out tissues available.

13. “Pushin’ Me Away” (A Little Bit Longer)

It’s nearly laborious to consider this A Little Bit Longer observe wasn’t a single, contemplating it’s the right system: Alluring vocals, playful lyrics and gripping instrumentation. Nevertheless, “Pushin’ Me Away proved to be one essentially the most dynamic JB deep cuts, marked by its iTunes-assisted Top 20 peak on the Hot 100 and a rightful spot on Billboard’s 21st Century Deep Cuts record.

12. “Fall” (Jonas L.A.)

While those that didn’t watch Jonas L.A. might not even know this observe exists, it actually holds up in opposition to extra well-known love songs from the trio like “When You Look Me within the Eyes” and “Fly With Me.” Joe’s heartfelt singing makes the tacky lyrics (“I’m not afraid to fall/ If you’re the one who catches me”) swoon-worthy, and the harmonies on the refrain are entrancing.

11. “Tonight” (A Little Bit Longer)

Ever want you might simply dance away relationship points? That’s seemingly what the Jonas Brothers had been seeking to do with “Tonight,” because the music chronicles a pair’s tireless try to resolve an argument however is backed by a high-speed, guitar-heavy beat. The music does attain a contented ending, although, and its insanely upbeat melody made the observe a fan-favorite: “Tonight” peaked at No. eight on the Hot 100.

10. “When You Look Me In the Eyes” (Jonas Brothers)

“Hello Beautiful,” from the group's 2007 self-titled LP, is a reasonably love music, nevertheless it hardly holds a candle — or, in 2019, an iPhone flashlight — to album-mate “When You Look Me In the Eyes.” The vigorous manufacturing is sufficient to make the ballad compelling, however the brothers clearly wished to match the dynamics with their voices as effectively, serving up a strong declaration love (“I can't take a day with out you right here/ You're the sunshine that makes my darkness disappear”).

9. “Paranoid” (Lines, Vines and Trying Times)

You know you’ve made an excellent music when the melody embodies its title. “Paranoid” incorporates haunting keys, a chilling bass line and uneasy verses (“I'm taking all of the physician's meds/ I'm nonetheless freaking out”) to make the Lines, Vines and Trying Times lead single really feel as eerie (although nonetheless thrilling) as its identify insinuates.

eight. “Sucker” (Album TBD)

Judging by the frenzy the Kevin, Nick and Joe prompted upon asserting their reunion on Feb. 28, it nearly didn’t matter how good their comeback single was — followers had been going to eat it up. But thankfully for JB die-hards and pop music fans alike, the blokes delivered an absolute smash. Between its whistling hook, flirty falsetto and rolling melody, “Sucker” is strictly the type buoyant pop music the Jonas Brothers must be releasing in 2019. And with its No. 1 Hot 100 debut, apparently the world agreed.

7. “Shelf” (A Little Bit Longer)

Perhaps essentially the most underrated deep lower the Jonas Brothers assortment, “Shelf” is the entire package deal: irresistible melody, roaring guitar hook, and endearing lyrics (“Don’t take my coronary heart and put it on a shelf”). It’s the right instance a music that’ll hit you within the feels whereas additionally making you need to bust a transfer – the signal a pop gem.

6. “Year 3000” (Jonas Brothers)

Though the younger brothers didn’t write this early single themselves (it’s a canopy English pop-rock group Busted) they did a unbelievable rendition the music, which included much more futuristic manufacturing in addition to some kid-friendly lyrical fixes to attraction to their youthful fan base (i.e., “Triple breasted ladies swim round city/ Totally bare” modified to “And women there with spherical hair like Star Wars/ Float above the ground”). The time-warping tune is so good, the bros determined to incorporate it on not one, however two their albums — 2006’s It’s About Time and 2008’s self-titled — and it even earned a 2019 remake throughout the JoBros’ Late Late Show takeover with James Corden final week.

5. “That's Just the Way We Roll” (Jonas Brothers)

Starting with one the JoBros’ many immediately recognizable hooks, “That’s Just the Way We Roll” has the innocence each nice JB traditional. Spirited traces like “You’ve bought strikes/ I’ve bought sneakers/ Let’s go dancing” are laid over one essentially the most cheery melodies of their discography, which make for the last word feel-good tune. The music has arguably served because the brothers’ unficial anthem since 2007 — it served as their present opener in 2008, as documented of their live performance biopic, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience — and even 12 years later, it nonetheless feels applicable.

four. “Fly With Me” (Lines, Vines and Trying Times)

Two albums after “When You Look Me within the Eyes,” the JoBros delivered one other vibrant love music that just about appears like a Pt. 2 to their first romantic hit. They took the power up a notch on this one, including hovering manufacturing and mighty piano riffs that make the Peter Pan-inspired narrative really feel nearly tangible.

Three. “Lovebug” (A Little Bit Longer)

Beautiful harmonies, hilarious ad-libs and charming sentiments make “Lovebug” the quintessentially lovely ballad on A Little Bit Longer. But as soon as it hits the bridge, the music turns into a completely new expertise, ditching the acoustic guitar for a gripping electrical and turning a candy tune right into a full-on rock jam. Who would’ve ever thought you might headbang to a love music?

2. “SOS” (Jonas Brothers)

Long earlier than songs underneath Three minutes turned a pop music development, the Jonas Brothers already mastered the artwork the concise pop music with “S.O.S.” Clocking in at simply 2:33, the Jonas Brothers observe manages to cowl all of the necessities: an instantly grabbing guitar riff, belt-worthy vocals, and even a cultural reference to the times AOL Instant Messenger (“So that is the place the story ends/ A dialog on I.M.”). To prime it f, there’s a shattering glass sound because the music fades out, referencing the now-legendary refrain lyric “It’s like I’m strolling on damaged glass.” Classic.

1. “Burnin’ Up” (A Little Bit Longer)

Another sub-Three:00 tune, “Burnin’ Up” is much more power-packed than “S.O.S.” The music’s punchy electrical guitars and high-speed melody are underscored by its undulating hook, nevertheless it turned the Jonas Brothers’ most iconic hit for 2 non-musical causes: its theatrical video (full with a Selena Gomez cameo), and its fiery rap from the boys’ famed former bodyguard Big Rob. The A Little Bit Longer observe is simply as intelligent lyrically, incorporating as many fireplace metaphors as doable in addition to the fan-favorite “crimson gown” reference. Plenty Jonas Brothers songs nonetheless rip right now, however there’s nothing fairly just like the dynamo that’s “Burnin’ Up.”