Only Human

Album: Happiness Begins (2019)
Charted: 64 18

Songfacts®:

  • Over a reggae-inspired beat, the Jonas Brothers sing sultry lyrics about how it is only human to have a sexy dance at home with the one you love.

    Oh, babe, you can't fool me, your body's got other plans
    So stop pretending you're shy, just come on and
    Dance, dance, dance, dance, oh
  • This was the last song written for Happiness Begins. It came about when Swedish producer Shellback (Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's "I Don't Care") approached the brothers.

    A lot of the song was written and recorded via FaceTime. Joe Jonas recalled to Apple Music: "Shellback was home in Sweden and he had to be really quiet because it was 4 a.m. his time and people were sleeping in the other room."
  • The album title comes from a lyric on this song:

    You got all my love to spend, oh
    Let's find a place where happiness begins


    The brothers also reference the record's name on a later track, "Rollercoaster."

    Nights, flying down the 10, nearly 2 a.m.
    Happiness begins.
  • Directed by Anthony Mandler, the video evokes the '80s with a throwback vibe, tying in with the lyrics about getting "drunk to an '80s groove." The visual was shot to resemble the low-quality video style of the decade as we see the Jonas Brothers perform to a packed audience, crooning into vintage microphones and kicking old-school dance moves. Mandler also directed the clips for the Jonas Brothers' "Sucker" and "Cool."

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