Justin Bieber Releases "One Less Lonely Girl" Single
Justin Bieber continues to croon his way into the hearts of tween girls everywhere with his sugary second single, "One Less Lonely Girl." Much as he did on his debut single, "One Time," Bieber makes a strong case for why he's the next pop/R&B heartthrob. "I'm gonna put you first, I'll show you what you're worth/ If you let me inside your world," he sings. The stump speech is hard to resist, especially when set to an arrangement that follows the lineage of hit midtempo ballads "With You" and "Irreplaceable."
"One Less Lonely Girl" is a song by Canadian recording artist, Justin Bieber. The song was written and produced by Bieber's mentor, Usher, Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad of The Clutch, and A-Rex duo Sean Hamilton and Hyuk Shin. It was released exclusively to iTunes as the second single from his debut studio album, My World on October 6, 2009, and was later released to more digital distributions and mainstream and rhythmic radio soon after.
The song was positively received, with critics commending the song's delivery and comparing it to pop and R&B ballads by Chris Brown and Beyoncé. It was a success in the United States & Canada, remaining to be Bieber's highest peaks in the countries at sixteen and ten, respectively, until "Baby" bested the record in 2010. It also charted in Belgium (Flanders) and Germany within the top thirty, and also charted in Austria and the United Kingdom. The music video features Bieber attracted to a girl he sees in the laundromat, as he leads her on a scavenger hunt to win a date with her. Bieber has performed the song in a number of live appearances including the his U.S. promotion & Jingle Ball tour, the Fearless Tour, and on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest.