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"Beautiful Soul" is a song recorded by Jesse McCartney. It was released as his debut single and the lead single from his debut album, Beautiful Soul at the end of 2004 in North America and Oceania. The song reached number one in Australia, number two in New Zealand, and number 16 in the United States. It also charted in several European countries in 2005 and 2006, reaching the top 20 in Austria, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It was certified Gold in New Zealand and the United States and Platinum in Australia.

"Beautiful Soul"
Beautiful Soul CD Cover1.png
Single by Jesse McCartney
from the album JMac and Beautiful Soul
ReleasedAugust 12, 2004 (2004-08-12)
FormatCD single, digital download
RecordedJuly 2003
Genre
Length3:34 (Album Version)
3:16 (Radio Edit)
3:57 (Single version)
LabelHollywood, Angel Music
Songwriter(s)Jesse Welch
Producer(s)Adam Watts, Andy Dodd, Greg Wells
Jesse McCartney singles chronology
"The Second Star to the Right"
(2004)
"Beautiful Soul"
(2004)
"She's No You"
(2005)

On an episode of Celebrity Duets, he sang the song in a duet with US Olympic Gymnast Carly Patterson. McCartney also sang this song in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody in the episode "Rock Star in the House" and on What I Like About You in the episode "The Not-So Simple Life".

It was featured on the soundtracks for That's So Raven, Sydney White, and A Cinderella Story.

Contents

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Beautiful Soul" was directed by Marc Webb. The video is heavily influenced by the film Y Tu Mamá También directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The video features several scenes that are lifted from Cuarón's film.[1]

Chart performanceEdit

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart of December 11, 2004, at number 72,[2] eventually peaked at number 16 on the chart. Outside the United States, the song performed moderately well in Europe, peaking within the top 40 of many European charts including Austria, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In the Australasia region, "Beautiful Soul" was a major chart success. On February 27, 2005, the song first charted at number 14 on Australia's ARIA chart.[3] It entered the top 10 the next week, then reached number three on April 3.[4] The next week, it reached the number-one position, dethroning Anthony Callea's "Rain"/"Bridge over Troubled Water". The single spent four weeks at number one, then fell 14 places to number 15 on May 8,[5] the third-biggest fall from the top spot in ARIA chart history. The single spent only one more week on the chart before falling out of the top 50, spending 12 weeks on the chart in total and charting at number 19 on Australia's year-end chart.[6] In New Zealand, the song debuted within the top 10 on March 14, 2005 at number seven.[7] It then spent the next 13 weeks rising and falling in the top 10, spending at single week at number two on the week dated May 2.[8] It exited the top 10 on June 6, then last appeared at number 33 on July 11.[9] Altogether, the song spent 18 weeks in the top 40 and ended the year as New Zealand's 13th best-selling single.[10]

Formats and track listingsEdit

CD 1

  1. "Beautiful Soul" (Single Version) 3:56
  2. "The Stupid Things" (Acoustic Version) 3:37

European CD (Jan 31, 2006)

  1. "Beautiful Soul" (Radio Edit) – 3:16
  2. "Without U" (Single Mix) – 3:11

'CD 2

  1. "Beautiful Soul" (Album Version) 3:34
  2. "Get Your Shine On" (Single Version) 3:12
  3. "Beautiful Soul" (Drew Ferrante Mix) 3:34
  4. "Beautiful Soul" (Video) 3:20

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Billboard Hot 100
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  7. ^ "Single Top 40 14/03/2005". Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Single Top 50 02/05/2005". Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Single Top 50 11/07/2005". Retrieved 6 February 2018.
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  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 23, 2005" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved April 11, 2011.
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  21. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
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  26. ^ "Jesse McCartney Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
  27. ^ "Jesse McCartney Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
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  29. ^ "Top 100 Songs of 2005 - Billboard Year-End Charts". bobborst.com. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
  30. ^ "Year-end 2006". UKChartsPlus. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  31. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  32. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Jesse McCartney – Beautiful Soul". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  33. ^ "American single certifications – Jesse Mc Cartney – Beautiful Soul". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 11 December 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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