3. “Hold On”
This is where things start to get tricky because I do adore the other three singles featured on this list. However, I’m going to put “Hold On” at #3 on my list. I feel like this might be a slightly controversial opinion, but I’ve never loved this song as much as my fellow Jonas fans.
I don’t know if I just never connected with it, but “Hold On” is a song I do listen to and enjoy but it never grabbed me as the others on self-titled did. That’s not to say it isn’t a great song because it is. “Hold On” is all about making sure you hold on to yourself and keep going even when things get tough. It’s a lesson a lot of teenagers took to heart back in 2007 and it’s still relevant today.
It’s one of the “deeper” Jonas songs and features an incredible message. As great as the song is, it never went beyond being a good Jonas Brothers song to me so it’s ending up at #3. Of all the songs on the album though, this one has the best music video so I have to give it kudos for that.
2. “When You Look Me in the Eyes”
Moving onto my #2 spot, I wrestled with this one for a bit before finally deciding on “When You Look Me in the Eyes.” This is easily the most romantic of all the singles from their self-titled effort. I remember this song blowing up while I was in middle school and everyone was talking about how beautiful it was.
For a group of teenage boys writing this, it was such an adorable song. It’s all about being with the person you love having them look you in the eyes and feeling the love between the two of you. While the album has other love songs, this was the single and it ended up having an accompanying black-and-white music video. Somehow, that worked for this.
“When You Look Me in the Eyes” is still one the band plays for those who are now headed to their concerts with their significant others. All in all, it’s a great love song but it wasn’t nearly as beloved as my top pick. Between you and me though: I don’t think there are any bad Jonas Brothers songs.