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Single review: JLS - Eyes Wide Shut


Release date

13 February 2011

The style

Clubby backing track, with piano intro and smooth vocal harmonies - what else would you expect from the JLS boys!

Eyes Wide Shut is taken from their second album and will hope to follow in the footsteps of previous number one hits from the album, The Club Is Alive and Love You More.

Tinie Tempah joins the fab four on this one, with the talented rapper and lyricist giving the song a fresh edge, which differs to the album's original version.

The words

The song is all about meeting someone special and being completely amazed by them... So much so that it feels like you're in a dream you never want to wake up from!

The main chorus goes something like this: "Don't tell me I'm dreaming, cos if I've been dreaming, I don't ever wanna wake up.

"So in love with this feeling, tonight I'll be sleeping, sleeping with my eyes wide shut."

Will you still be humming it next week?

Oh yeah. They'll be no escaping this one!

Will it make the charts?

Along with a multi-million selling album, four number one hits so far, and even a new clothing range, JLS are ruling the pop world at the minute!

This latest tune will most certainly make the charts, and could even get JLS their fifth number one.

A DEFINITE chart topper!

NR rating:

Your Comments

"I love this song!"

Stephanie, 14, Essex, England

"I really like JLS and I like Tinie Tempah as well! So put them together and you get an amazing song!"

Rachel, 10, Portsmouth, England

"This song is very catchy and I always sing along!"

Lauren, 11, Telford, England

"I like this song. It's very catchy and vibrant. Makes me want to get up and dance. The repeating words can get a bit boring and the backing takes over."

Ellen, 10, Nottingham, England

"This song is very jazzy, although the backing track is louder than the singers. It's catchy and makes you want to dance. It's rather like their other songs, apart from that it's a great song and has a good beat."

Will, 10, Midlands, England

"It's not what you would think a JLS song would be because I don't really like JLS! But this song is amazing! It's also very catchy and I like the way they put rapping in it!"

Natalie, 9, Belfast, N. Ireland

"The song is OK and it has an alright beat, but it's boring and too much like their others! Tinie Tempah is good though, and makes the song a bit more exciting, but I still don't like the song."

Oscar, 10, Nottingham, England

"I like it because it's got a great beat to it. It makes you want to get up and dance! I love it when Tinie Tempah raps. It's catchy and really good. I love it and it's really funky!

Helen, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"This song is amazing! It's very groovy and catchy and it will get you moving. I don't have one negative thing to say about it.

Freya, 11, Leicester, England

"I don't like it because it's a bit long, although Tinie Tempah's solo is great. It gets quite annoying and stuck in your head."

James, 11, Leicester, England

"I think that this song is rubbish. I think they've chosen the wrong kind of song and sounds a bit croaky. But I really like Tinie Tempah's part!"

Finlay, 10, Nottingham, England

"JLS are a good boy band, but I think this song could have been a little jazzier!"

Josh, 11, County Durham, England

"Eyes Wide Shut is bound to be another hit for the awesome and talented JLS!"

Amy, 11, Scotland

"I love the song!"

Lucy, 13, York, England

"It's an awesome song! I love it!"

Jadee, 12, England

"I love JLS. The song is fantastic because of the special effects!"

Ruby, 9, County Durham, England

"I love Eyes Wide Shut! It's an amazing song!"

Amy, 14, Wrexham, England

"I really like this song, however I think they've produced other songs that are better!"

Nikki, 12, London, England

"I think the song Eyes Wide Shut is one of the the best songs JLS have released. I love it!"

Evie, 10, County Durham, England

"I love Eyes Wide Shut because they all have really cool voices!"

Louise, 10, Lancashire, England

"JLS have had some wicked songs out, but Eyes Wide Shut is one of their best!"

Danielle, 12, London, England

"Eyes Wide Shut is amazing! Personally, I think it's one of the best songs from JLS!"

Charlotte, 10, Hampshire, England

"I love the song Eyes Wide Shut!"

Amy, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"It's a really good song!"

Eve, 9, N. Ireland

"It's better than some of their other ones, but I don't really like it!"

Martha, 9, Lancashire, England

"I like it! It's amazing and it's catchy too!"

Catrina, 10, Leeds, England

"It's very good!"

Olivia, 7, Yorkshire, England

"It's a very cool song! JLS are one of my fave bands!"

Joanna, 11, Essex, England

"I think it's a very good song by JLS!"

Georgia, 10, Doncaster, England

"This song is awesome!"

Emily, 9, Cambridgeshire, England

"I like their single, it rocks!"

Matthew, 12, Cheshire, England

"There is only one way to describe Eyes Wide Shut, it is OUTTA THIS WORLD! I love JLS so much, and I think this is an amazing song."

Maddie, 12, Bedfordshire, England

"I am a big fan of JLS and I love their new single!"

Kitursa, 10, Kent, England

"I LOVE this song and JLS. I even met them once!!"

Emma, 11, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"Very good to watch or listen to, I love JLS!"

Bethany, 7, Birmingham, England

"I think it is mega!"

Noor, 11, Hull, England

"I absolutely LOVE JLS and I think this is one of their better songs. The way the tune is produced is very catchy, and the way they have featured Tinie Tempah in the song is brilliant! I love this!"

Amy, 11, Newcastle, England

"Ugh I can't stand JLS or their music. I much prefer Irish legends Jedward who are hilarious!"

Isobel, 12, Ireland

"NOOO! It is absolutely rubbish, and I'm a JLS fan! Their other music is waaaaay better!"

Jessica, 9, Yorkshire, England

"Eyes Wide Shut is such a great song!"

Capri, 12, Manchester, England

"It's such a boring song!"

Bethany, 10, Staffordshire, England

"It's an alright song, but not my favourite one!"

Niamh, 9, Gloucester, England

"AWESOME! This song is really catchy and cool to listen to. I have it on repeat all the time on my iPod!"

Esher, 12, Birmingham, England

"One word. RUBBISH!"

Luna, 13, Dublin, Ireland

"I love this song! I keep singing it everyday!"

Navikha, 10, Leicestershire, England

"Eyes Wide Shut is awesome!"

Chloe, 8, County Durham, England

"I love this song! I think it's so cool!"

Georgia, 9, Burnley, England

"This is one of JLS's best singles yet! And they're even better when combined with Tinie Temper!"

Shannon, 9, Staffordshire, England

"Love it! This is a total sing-a-long shower song!"

Jenny, 11, Kent, England

"It's my favourite ever song!"

Kiya, 7, London, England

"It's so good! I'm obsessed!"

Martina, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think this song is ACE!"

Lauren, 14, Lincoln, England

"This is one of their best songs yet!"

Isabelle, 11, Manchester, England


Maryum, 10, Nottingham, England

"It's annoying and it makes no sense! It isn't catchy or tuneful and it's just like a long drone."

Lola, 11, Plymouth, England

"I really like this song and think Tinie Tempah fits in really well!"

Anahita, 13, London, England


Mia, 9, Swansea, Wales

"I think this is very good because I love Tinie Tempah and JLS. I would give it 8/10!"

Sara, 12, Rotherham, England

"I love this song! It's one of my favourites! I have it on my iPod and I listen to it CONSTANTLY!"

Erin, 11, Wales

"I think JLS's new song is so good! I love it! 5 stars!"

Lauren, 10, London, England

"I think their new song is brilliant!"

Ashleigh, 9, Lincolnshire, England

"I think this song is so good!"

Chloe, 13, Sheffield, England

"I love JLS's new song. It's lovely!"

Kim, 13, London, England

"I really liked it!"

Lolly, 8, Hertfordshire, England

"You were right, there is no escape! I really don't like JLS. Tinie Tempah adds nothing, he only makes it worse. Cheesy lyrics, annoying rapping, and epic JLS fans constantly singing it. No thank you."

Sophia, 14, Scotland

"It's soppy but good and very cute!"

Loulou, 12, Sheffield, England

"It's amazing and JLS are brill!"

Charly, 10, Warwickshire, England

"I love Eyes Wide Shut, I know all the words to it! I went to see them live!"

Jemima, 10, Manchester, England

"I think that their single is RUBBISH!!!"

Alice, 11, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

"I love the new song Eyes Wide Shut!"

Tyler, 8, Rotherham, England

"I first heard this at my school disco and its AWESOME!! I couldn't stop humming it!"

Lillian, 10, Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland

"I could listen to this song forever and not get fed up of it!"

Katie, 11, Manchester, England

"I love this song and love the band!"

Abbie, 12, Europe

"The beat is so catchy! It was wicked when I went to their concert with my Nan."

Eglantine, 14, France

"I like the bit where Aston sings."

Brodie, 8, Ipswich, England

"I love them so much, this song is fab!"

Rosie, 12, London, England

"I didn't really like it, it is not the best one they have done."

Alice, 10, Devon, England

"I love JLS and their songs, Eyes Wide Shut is cool."

Shiree, 13, Sheffield, England

"I love this, song best song ever!"

Holly, 10, Manchester, England

"I love it, I know this song off by heart and I sing it wherever I go!"

Megan, 12, Birmingham, England

"I love it! It's a brilliant song full of feeling and emotion. Its great!!"

Martha, 12, Birmingham, England

"Best song ever!"

Dylan, 6, Nottinghamshire, England

"I totally love Eyes Wide Shut!"

Kayla, 11, Manchester, England

"I love JLS! Song is fab!"

Ria, 11, London, England


Tom, 10, Leamington Spa, England

"I love this song! They are AMAZING!"

Nicole, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think the song is so cool!"

Shannon, 11, Sussex, England

"I love Eyes Wide Shut! I was screaming my head off when I first heard it!"

Ellie, 10, Leeds, England

"I only like the part when Tiny Tempah raps in it! 3/10!"

Maya, 12, Surrey, England

"I love it! It's so catchy! I can't get it out of my head!"

Tilly, 8, Ireland

"I loved it so much! I could listen to it every day!"

Nina, 10, Lancashire, England

"I'm loving this new track! Especially with Tinie Tempah doing the rap. Long live, JLS!"

Olivia, 11, London, England


Martina, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I love it!"

Jessica, 10, Derbyshire, England

"It's their best song yet!"

Beth, 13, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I love Eyes Wide Shut! It's really catchy and good for dancing to!"

Freya, 11, London, England

"I love this song!"

Sonia, 8, England

"Eyes Wide Shut is a baaaad track!"

Faizah, 12, Bradford, England

"Love it! A different sound but a very good move, it's a good song. Tiny Tempah rapping is the best bit."

Rebecca, 12, Kent, England

"Another great song from JLS!"

Simone, 8, Leicester, England

"I love this song!"

Megan, 12, Durham, England

"I kind of like this song, but I don't find it very catchy. Their other songs are better."

Chloe, 10, London, England

"Love the song!"

Nicole, 9, Carlisle, England

"LOVE IT! I went to watch them in concert on the weekend and it was great!"

Mimi, 10, Doncaster, England

"This song is awesome!"

Hannah, 10, South Ayrshire, Scotland

"The four determined boys are back! Even though they didn't win The X Factor they are still super talented, and their new single is hitting the charts already! Other artists better look out because JLS are on the loose!

Beth, 12, Warwickshire, England

"It's nice!"

Chloe, 8, Hull, England

"I LOVE this song! I can't get it out of my head! AWESOME SONG!"

Emily, 12, Torfaen, Wales


Leah, 12, Dublin, Ireland

"I think this is the best song ever!"

Grace, 8, Leicestershire, England

"Love this song!"

Anj, 11, Warwickshire, England

"I love this song, it is so CATCHY!"

Tilly, 8, Co. Limerick, Ireland


Abby, 10, Leicestershire, England

"Loved it the first time I heard it!"

Halima, 12, Bradford, England

"When I heard that they were doing a song with Tinie Tempah I thought it would be good but I really don't like it. I would give it 1/10."

Poppy, 12, Somerset, England

"Eyes Wide Shut is amazing!"

Premice, 8, UK

"I love the new song, I am a big fan!"

Aleah, 8, West Lothian, Scotland

"JLS's new song, Eyes Wide Shut is amazing!"

Ashleigh, 9, Lincolnshire, England

"I love it! I was listening to it in the car and wanted it turned right up! It's awesome!"

Sofia, 12, London, England

"I love it!"

Emily, 11, Plymouth, England

"AMAZING! Love the song!"

Lauren, 13, Manchester, England

"Eyes Wide Shut is one of the BEST songs I have ever heard!"

Danielle, 13, Birmingham, England

"I think Eyes Wide Shut is amazing- I can't stop listening to it!"

Nicole, 12, Brighton, England

"I'm loving the song- it is amazing! When I first saw the video I was speechless!"

Atikah, 12, England

"This is the best song I've ever heard!"

Jessie, 11, London, England

"Awesome song! I especially like the Tinie Tempah version too!"

Jack, 14, Plymouth, England

"This song is amazing!"

Naveed, 10, Blackburn, England

"It's not bad but The Wanted's track wins by miles!"

Nivetha, 13, London, England

"It's very upbeat, a good dancing song! I would give it 4 and 3/4 out of 5 (there is always room for improvement!)"

Chelsea, 10, England

"I love it!"

Jessica, 10, Kent, England

"I think the new JLS song is great!"

Navikha, 10, Midlands, England

"I love it! Its absolutely amazing!"

Ameena, 12, Dubai, UAE

"I think Eyes Wide Shut is fab, especially the version with Tinie Tempah in it. 9/10!"

William, 10, Nottingham, England

"I quite like this song, but it's a bit boring!"

Briana, 12, Norfolk, England

"Every time I listen to this song it hurts my ears!"

Lauren, 11, Birmingham, England

"The song is amazing! The first time I heard it I was speechless. 100% chart topper!"

Zeena, 11, Birmingham, England


Zofia, 8, Brighton, England

"Love it! Much much better than their other songs!"

Krish, 14, Leicester, England

"I think the song is amazing, but I think the video is a bit weird!"

Tasmin, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"Their best song yet! Tinie Tempah completes the track!"

Rianka, 12, Buckinghamshire, England

"They're rubbish!"

Hassan, 10, Derby, England

"I think it's a song that would never get into your head. It isn't at all catchy, but in a way, I quite like the song."

Chloe, 10, London, England

"The song is very catchy but I think Tinie Tempah should have had more parts!"

Nicole, 13, London, England

"I think it's a great song and it gives me so much energy!! GO JLS!"

Lauren, 14, Nottingham, England

"I like JLS, but not this song."

Ish, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I don't like this song! It doesn't make any sense!"

Hannah, 10, Nottingham, England

"I think it's a really cool song!"

Hina, 13, Nottingham, England

"It's okay, but not one of their best songs. It could've been a lot better."

Amelia, 10, Oxford, England

"This song is really rubbish and I don't like it!"

Amelia, 10, Gillingham, England

"Love the new song! It's so much better than Love You More. It's so catchy! Love it!"

Eve, 12, Cheshire, England

"I like this song because it's different from their other songs and it's really catchy."

Elle, 13, Scotland

"It's an excellent song and I love it, just like I do all their songs!"

Niamh, 11, Cornwall, England

"I love this song! It's amazing. One of their best!"

Kerri, 10, Scotland

"It's rubbish!"

Rachel, 9, Scotland

"I think JLS are great and I like the new song!"

Sophoe, 12, Gillingham, England

"I love this song so much! I think it's amazing!"

Veera, 11, Nottingham, England

"I think it's their best song along with Beat Again!"

Alix, 13, Merseyside, England

"This song is fab! It's really catchy and Tinie Tempah just makes the track! However I think that there are better songs on their album which would have made better singles."

Zara, 13, London, England

"It could've been better!"

Bibi, 10, London, England

"I absolutely love this song!"

Charlee, 11, Liverpool, England

"I love it! JLS and Tinie Tempah rule!"

Rohan, 10, London, England

"It's a great single! I love it!"

Joanne, 10, Surrey, England

"I think it's different from their other songs and it shows how well they can sing different types of songs. I'd give it 10/10! It has a real party based mood. JLS rock!"

Chloe, 13, Essex, England

"I absolutely love this song!"

Liddy, 10, Crewe, England

"It's rubbish!"

Tomi, 10, London, England

"Their song is totally cool!"

Sophie, 8, N. Ireland

"Love it!"

Natasha, 10, Scotland


Shannon, 10, Birmingham, England

"I think this song is amazing but I don't think they needed to have Tinie Tempah!"

Josie, 11, Scotland

"I could be the only girl in the world who thinks this is rubbish! It doesn't make sense!"

Kiera, 10, Scotland

"I love this song! I'm a big fan of JLS!"

Anni, 13, England

"I love this song! I can't stop listening to it!"

Jennifer, 11, Essex, England

"I think it's great!"

Katie, 9, Watford, England

"This song is not very good. They CAN'T sing!"

Alice, 13, England

"Amazing, outstanding, great! I LOVE it!"

Jessica, 10, Midlands, England

"I used to really like JLS, but I'm really disappointed with this song and the second album. They are so BORING!"

Alex, 12, Manchester, England

"Eyes Wide Shut is such an amazing song. It's their best one yet!"

Chloe, 12, Leeds, England

"It's not very good."

Ruaraidh, 10, Scotland

"I really don't know what all the fuss is about. JLS are nothing special - and neither is this song!"

Nikki, 12, Birmingham, England

"This song is so amazing, especially with Tinie Tempah in it. He makes it such a hip and funky song!"

Sammie, 12, London, England

"This song really annoys me!"

Lucienne, 13, Oxford, England

"This song is good, but not as good as Love You More!"

James, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"This song is so catchy, I love it!"

Leena, 11, Wycombe, England

"It's very good if you hear it once in a while, but I found it very irritating when listening to it over and over again."

Jayme, 12, England

"I love this song! Another amazing song from JLS"

Chloe, 13, Wales

"I love Eyes Wide Shut! It's their best one yet!"

Parees, 10, Hertfordshire, England

"It's an amazing song!"

Kate, 13, Swindon, England

"I think it is amazing."

Andy, 12, Bolton, England

"Another fantastic song by JLS!"

Justin, 11, Kent, England