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“Only Human” is the third track from American pop group Jonas Brothers and their fifth studio album “Happiness Begins”, which was released in June 2019. It is the group’s first album as a band since 2013.

The Jonas Brothers were formed in 2005, and gained popularity from their work on Disney Channel, and consists of Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas. “Only Human” was written by the band and writer Johan Schuster, who also produced the track. The song’s premise is fairly simple, detailing a night out filled with dancing, and the Jonas Brothers asking their love interest to stay with them throughout the night. The track features elements of reggae-pop and slow pop.

The music video was directed by Anthony Mandler, and was released on the 13th August 2019. It features the Jonas Brothers dancing to the track on a stage, with 80’s set design and clothing, as well as a VHS style video effect overlaid on the video. As of early January 2020, the video has over 25 million views and over 482 thousand likes.

Release Date: 2nd July 2019

Songwriter/s: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas & Johan Schuster

Producer/s: Shellback

Label: Republic

Music Video Release Date: 13th August 2019

Music Video Director: Anthony Mandler

Chart Rankings, Certifications & Accolades: In a few months since its release, “Only Human” hit the peak positions in the following locations: #38 in Australia, #10 in Belgium, #18 and #22 in Canada, #27 in China, #3 & #40 in the Czech Republic, #31 in Estonia, #103 in France, #8 in Germany, #18 in Hungary, #30 in Ireland, #28 in Latvia, #20 in Lithuania, #8 & #35 in the Netherlands, #35 in New Zealand, #2 in Poland, #67 in Portugal, #42 in Romania, #84 in Scotland, #12 & #26 in Slovakia, #9 in Slovenia, #92 in Sweden, #48 in Switzerland, #64 in the UK Singles chart, #18 in the US Billboard Hot 100; #22 in the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart; #3 in the US Billboard Adult Top 40; #12 in the US Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart; #3 in the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40, and lastly, #51 on the US Rolling Stone Top 100. “Only Human” is certified Platinum in Canada. Billboard magazine ranked the track at #40 on their Best Songs of 2019 list.

The lyrics to “Only Human” can be accessed here: LINK

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