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Bliss your day with this amazing song from Christina Perri titled “Jar of Hearts“.

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Jar of Hearts” is the debut single by American singer Christina Perri. The song was released onto iTunes July 27, 2010, a week after its debut on So You Think You Can Dance. The song was included on Perri’s debut EP, The Ocean Way Sessions (2010), and appeared on Perri’s debut studio album, Lovestrong (2011). The song was co-written by Perri, Drew Lawrence, and Barrett Yeretsian. Perri drew inspiration for the song from a real-life experience with a love interest who wanted to rekindle a broken relationship. After its debut, the song was released onto iTunes where it later rose to the Top 20 spot in one week.

Perri was unsigned at the time of the song release, which created a lot of discussion between critics who favored the song. The song charted on multiple charts in both the United States and Canada at numbers 17 and 21 respectively. The song sold a total of 47,500 downloads in its opening week. In 2011, it was released in the UK and peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. It spent 31 weeks in the Top 40 and 48 weeks in the Top 75. It was later certified Platinum after shipping 600,000 copies. It was the 11th best selling single of 2011 in the UK.

After teaching herself to play six chords on the guitar, Perri wrote “The Perfect Man” about the same person “Jar of Hearts” describes. “Jar of Hearts” premiered on So You Think You Can Dance in June, before Perri even had a record deal. Perri’s best friend, Keltie Colleen (a Rockette), passed it on to one of the show’s choreographers, Stacey Tookey, who later choreographed a contemporary dance routine for All-Star Kathryn McCormick and contestant Billy Bell.

Perri wrote the song in December 2009, only to begin working with her production and management team in February 2010. While recording for an EP, “Jar of Hearts” was additionally going to be recorded with a full band; however, Perri later decided against it stating that “I imagined people dancing to it. It was all a big ‘just in case.'”

The song was first added to Perri’s YouTube channel on June 30, 2010 and was later released on iTunes on July 27, 2010. A karaoke-version of the song was also officially released onto iTunes February 1, 2011. The song was featured on the singer’s first EP titled The Ocean Way Sessions, and has additionally appeared on Perri’s debut album, lovestrong.

Jar of Hearts” has been described as an autobiographical song for Perri, recalling an ex-boyfriend who wanted to reconnect after a tough breakup. Seeing writing duties by the song’s performer Christina Perri,[clarification needed] additional writing is seen by Drew Lawrence and Barrett Yeretsian; production by the song’s writers Barrett Yeretsian and Christina Perri[clarification needed]. “Jar of Hearts” is a rock-oriented tune that is about shunning the continued advances of a former flame who was ungrateful while together, yet now wants to rekindle a failed romance.

Lyrically the ballad revolves around an ex of Perri’s, who sings personal lyrics. In a blog by the artist, Perri described that the song came from true experiences, stating “I wrote the song after I went home to Philadelphia for the holiday last December. I sat in my childhood bedroom and hid from the boy (with the jar of hearts) who wanted to see me. My heart wanted to see him, my head knew better. I couldn’t take one more break so I wrote the song instead.”

According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Hal Leonard Corporation, “Jar of Hearts” is a moderate piano-rock song pacing in common time, written in the key of C minor. Perri’s vocals range from the notes E♭3 to C5 as she sings to the score of pianos and chords. The song consists simply of a piano melody and delicate strings. Additionally described as a wrenching, string-drenched ballad, the song features “angsty, unvarnished piano rock.” Perri stated that she does not know how to read or write music, but knew how to perform certain piano chords, which were used in the song. In the singer’s personal blog she released the piano chords of the entire song. The verse of the song is played in the chords Cm Eb Bb Fm; the pre-chorus in Fm Ab Eb Bb Fm Ab Bbsus; the chorus in Eb Bb Cm Ab (Abm) end with: Eb; the bridge in the chords Cm (right hand) Walk down C, B, Bb, A (bass note) Ab G; and the outro finishes the song in the chords Ab B F.

Jar of Hearts” debuted at No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart, No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 54 on the Canadian Hot 100, clocking 48,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. After landing at No. 25 on the Hot 100, the track sold 200,000 downloads in three weeks. Spending twenty-three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number seventeen. Peaking at number nineteen after eleven weeks on the Pop Songs Chart, the ringtone version of the song has peaked at number twenty-one on the Ringtones chart after seven weeks. The song spent 72 weeks on the Hot Digital Songs chart, despite missing the top fifteen of the Hot 100. As of June 2014, the song has sold over 3,798,000 digital copies in the US alone,

Elsewhere, “Jar of Hearts” peaked at No. 2 in Australia and the Republic of Ireland, No. 3 in the Czech Republic and No. 4 in the United Kingdom and Finland. The song has remained in the UK Singles Chart for 27 weeks.

The music video for the song was directed by Jay Martin. A “Behind the scenes…” look was given into the recording of the music video on August 25, 2010. In the video, Perri states “I really hope that the video connects me to the song and entertains all of the fans of So You Think You Can Dance because it’s because of them that this even happened. I really hope that they love it. I hope that they love the dance…and that they just feel like we did this song justice with this video.” So You Think You Can Dance contestants Allison Holker and Kathryn McCormick appear as dancers in the music video, performing choreography by Stacey Tookey.

The music video premiered on September 13, 2010 on Perri’s YouTube channel. The video begins with Perri on a stoop while black petals fall from the sky. As Perri begins walking, a smoke reflection is shown over her chest, showing that her “jar” is empty – her heart is missing. As the song continues, Perri walks through different scenarios of hearts being collected, all by the same man, whose “jar” is being filled. This includes an intimate moment in a car and another in a phone booth, both of which leave the women whose hearts are stolen (through their mouths) with empty jars. They fall unconscious away from the collector, a young man with dark hair. Towards the end of the video, Perri is watching as the collector, the love-interest, collects more hearts while dancing with different women. The video ends with Perri stealing a heart from him, leaving his “jar” empty. He falls to the ground, and she appears to recuperate with her heart newly intact.

The music video was added to a list of “VH1’s Top 40 Music Videos Of 2010,” “Jar of Hearts” coming in at number seventeen. During the premiere of Perri’s “Daydream,” VH1 compared it to the music video of “Jar of Hearts” stating that it took a more cinematic route that “relied heavily on slow motion to connote emotions.” – Wikipedia

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Some Quotable Lyrics

I know I can’t take one more step towards you
‘Cause all that’s waiting is regret
Don’t you know I’m not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?
Get Full Lyrics Here


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