The Jonas Brothers gained some early success signed to Columbia Records. However, it was not until they joined the Disney Camp on Hollywood Records that their star rose meteorically. Just as commercial success showed signs of fading, the band took a few years off only to return with the single "Pom Poms."
"Burnin' Up" was released as the lead single from the Jonas Brothers album A Little Bit Longer. At the peak of fan frenzy for the group, it debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Burnin' Up" was the group's first single to feature a rap. It was recorded by the group's bodyguard Robert "Big Rob" Feggans.
Following the disappointing commercial performance of the album Lines, Vines, and Trying Times, the Jonas Brothers pursued independent projects and put the group's recording on hold. In early 2013 the trio returned in strong fashion with the single "Pom Poms," the lead single form an upcoming new studio album.
As the third single from the album A Little Bit Longer, "Tonight" became the second song from the Jonas Brothers to debut inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. That made the trio the first recording act since Madonna in 1998 to have two songs debut in the top 10 in one calendar year. The group performed "Tonight" live at the American Music Awards.
The song "Year 3000" was originally recorded by the British boy band Busted. They took the song all the way to #2 on the UK pop singles chart in 2003. Lyrics from the original song were changed for the Jonas Brothers version to reduce sexual suggestions. It was originally released by Columbia Records, but "Year 3000" did not become a hit for the Jonas Brothers until it was re-released after they signed to Hollywood Records. It then became their first top 40 pop hit.
The Jonas Brothers signed their first major label recording contract with Columbia Records. With the release of the album It's About Time the group was promoted to both mainstream pop and Christian audiences. The single "Mandy" was a success on MTV's Total Request Live video countdown show.
After a string of uptempo successes the Jonas Brothers ventured into power ballad territory to keep their hit streak going. It instantly became a high school dance favorite. The single inspired the title of the Jonas Brothers' successful Look Me In the Eyes concert tour. The accompanying music video is filmed in black and white.
9. "SOS" (2007)
Nick Jonas says that the song "SOS" came to him in the middle of the night and he wrote it in approximately 10 minutes. As a follow up to their first hit "Year 3000," the single rode strong sales to enter the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. "SOS" brought the trio pop success around the world peaking at #13 in the UK.
The Jonas Brothers worked with British singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis on "Paranoid," the first single from their album Lines, Vines, and Trying Times. The song moved them in a more adult sounding direction. "Paranoid" barely slipped inside the top 40 on the US pop singles chart, but it did become a top 10 dance hit.