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S.O.S (Jonas Brothers song)

"S.O.S" is a song by American pop band Jonas Brothers. The song was released as the band's second single from Jonas Brothers, their second studio album, in 2007. It was also their debut single in Europe in May 2008 and in United Kingdom in early June 2008.

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Single by Jonas Brothers
from the album Jonas Brothers
B-side "Year 3000" (Album Version)
Released August 3, 2007
Recorded 2007
Length 2:33
Label Hollywood
Songwriter(s) Nick Jonas
Producer(s) John Fields
Jonas Brothers singles chronology
"We Got the Party"
"When You Look Me in the Eyes"
"We Got the Party"
"When You Look Me in the Eyes"
Music video
"S.O.S" on YouTube


Background and compositionEdit

In an interview with Elvis Costello, Nick said that "S.O.S" was one of the songs that came to him in the middle of the night. He wrote the song in only ten minutes.

Chart performanceEdit

In August 2007, "S.O.S" debuted at number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] In the week following its debut, the song rose to number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] becoming the band's first single to reach the top 20.[3]

The single sold very well digitally, having peaked at number four on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart for two consecutive weeks in September 2007. It has sold 1.5 million copies in the US.[4]

In Australia, "S.O.S" debuted inside the top 50 at number 48 on the ARIA Charts on April 13, 2008. It has thus far peaked at number 47.

On January 3, 2008, the single gained a dramatic rise from number 85 to number 40 increasing album sales in the past few weeks. The video was also premiered on Disney Channel Asia on February 13, 2008.

"S.O.S" premiered on the German charts for the week of June 17, 2008. It was the number 38 song in Germany.[5]

In the UK, "S.O.S" was a moderate success, entering the UK Singles Chart at number 16 and rose the next week to number 13. However, despite large amounts of video airplay, it fell 11 places to number 24 the following week. In the fourth week on the UK Singles Chart, the single dropped another eight places to number 32. The song sold 2,000,000 copies worldwide becoming one of the best-selling songs of 2007. The song was later used as the B-side to "When You Look Me in the Eyes".

Music videoEdit

The music video was filmed in June 2007 on board the RMS Queen Mary, a retired ocean liner, moored in Long Beach, California. It premiered in early August on the Disney Channel. It also features a cameo by Moises Arias. The song is about having troubled relationships with girlfriends. In the video, Moises Arias appears and waves to Joe's ex-girlfriend. He then joins her and they walk off.

Track listingEdit

US and Europe maxi CD single

  1. "S.O.S" (Album Version) – 2:33
  2. "Hello Beautiful" (Live) – 3:22
  3. "Year 3000" (Album Version) – 3:21
  • Music video "S.O.S" – 2:33