#1 Song On July 31 2008

3 min read Jun 11, 2024
#1 Song On July 31 2008

The #1 Song on July 31, 2008

Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis

On July 31, 2008, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis. This powerful ballad was a breakout hit for the British singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the third season of The X Factor in 2006.

About the Song

"Bleeding Love" was written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder, and produced by Tedder. The song was originally intended for McCartney's own album, but he gave it to Lewis instead. The song's theme of heartbreak and longing resonated with listeners worldwide, making it a massive commercial success.

Chart Performance

"Bleeding Love" spent 7 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the best-selling single of 2008 in the United States. It also reached #1 in 36 countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia, and many others.

Impact and Legacy

The success of "Bleeding Love" helped establish Leona Lewis as a global superstar, with the song becoming an iconic anthem of the late 2000s. The song's success also paved the way for Lewis' debut album, Spirit, which sold over 9 million copies worldwide.


  • "Bleeding Love" was the first song by a British female artist to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls in 1997.
  • The song's music video, directed by Melina Matsoukas, features Lewis performing the song in a dimly lit room, interspersed with scenes of a couple's tumultuous relationship.

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