Sparks released a two disc deluxe edition featuring two bonus tracks at the same time as the standard edition,  following in the footsteps of fellow label-mates Ciara and Britney Spears. In international markets, " Tattoo " and " One Step at a Time " from her debut album were included as bonus tracks to help promote the album; both songs were successful in their own rights, reaching top 20 in Japan, the UK and Australia with no promotion.
On March 15, it was announced that Sparks was going on her first headlining tour, the Battlefield Tour in support of her second studio album of the same name. The tour ended on July 18, in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania. The album debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard , selling 48, copies in its first week.
It charted three spots higher, but also with lower sales than her debut album. As of July , the album had sold , copies in the United States. The Guardian writes "The hit 'No Air' gave you the breathy, cleancut gist; this second album employs the same tricks - almost literally, in the case of 'Let It Rain', which has a tremulous build-up and heroic chorus "Let it rain, wash me clean," she commands.
Squelchy electronics and a relatively earthy lyric "Look in her eyes, she's mentally undressing him" give 'S. Regrettably, though, Sparks sounds more comfortable with power ballads such as 'No Parade'; and there's an inner Pat Benatar struggling to get out on the title track. OK if you like this kind of thing. Slant Magazine writes "Sparks is a pop artist and makes no bones about it here.
Much of the album's running time is filled with the kind of soggy adult contemporary pulp that weighed down both the singer's self-titled debut and Leona Lewis's Spirit , and the addition of two paper-themed bonus tracks, "Papercut" and "Postcard," on the deluxe version of Battlefield doesn't help matters.
One wonders if it would have been a smarter move in terms of career longevity to try to build on the urban audience she started to cultivate with 'No Air'.
Entertainment Weekly said " Battlefield certainly delivers on the artistic end: It's packed with more hooks than a fisherman's tackle box , none better than on the gorgeous title track, which sports a soaring chorus.
Resistance is futile when Sparks, showing heretofore unseen vocal dexterity, takes to the dance floor to ward off a vixen who's barking up the wrong boyfriend. There is actually enough potential hits to keep the singer in heavy rotation until well into Idol's 10th season.
Digital Spy also gave the album a generally mixed review, writing, "Nothing here is as irresistible as the single, a brilliant update of the '80s arena rock sound that deserves better than its middling chart performance, but several tracks aren't too far off.
The result is an album that improves upon Sparks' debut — it doesn't try so hard to cover all of the bases, and Sparks sounds more comfortable on the uptempo cuts — but has the same Achilles heel: a paucity of really memorable songs. Then again, faced with some tough choices and release date approaching, it's hard to blame Sparks — still only 19, lest we forget - for sticking a little too closely to the middle of the road.
Tom Coyne. Creative Director. Doug Lloyd. Art Direction. Jackie Murphy. Photography By. There never really was the two of us Maybe my all just wasn't good enough Was I the only one, only one in love? As I walk down the hall I see the place on the wall Where the picture of us used to be I fight back these tears 'cause I still feel you here How could you walk out so easily?
And I don't understand how I can feel this pain And still be alive And all these broken dreams and all these memories Are killing me inside Was I the only one who fell in love? There never really was the two of us Maybe my all just wasn't good enough Was I the only one, only one? Tell me what I'm supposed to do with all this love Baby, it was supposed to be the two of us Help me 'cause I still don't want to believe I was the only one, I was the only one I was the only one who fell in love There never really was the two of us Maybe my all just wasn't good enough I was the only one, the only one I was the only one who fell in love There never really was the two of us Maybe my all just wasn't good enough Was I the only one, the only one in love, oh When you told me that I was a star in the sky Baby, I believed every word.
Jordin Sparks Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles CSS. This is just a preview! Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node. Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November And I don't understand how I can feel this pain And still be alive And all these broken dreams and all these memories Are killing me inside Was I the only one who fell in love?
And all these memories Are killing me inside. There never really was the two of us Maybe my all just wasn't good enough Was I the only one, only one Tell me, what I'm supposed to. Baby, it was supposed to be the two of us.
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