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Jennifer Hudson - "Spotlight" Lyrics

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Here is the brand spanking new “Spotlight” cover for the debut single from Jennifer Hudson‘s upcoming album. “Spotlight”, which was written and co-produced by Ne-Yo, impacts radio June 9 and will be digitally available at iTunes on June 10.

It’s a track that doesn’t really showcase Hudson‘s vocal range, which made her such a hit on American Idol and Dreamgirls. But it should still do well on radio. What do you think??

Listen here (YouTube), here (Quicktime) or here (Windows Media). Check out the lyrics below and feel free to make corrections in the comments!

Jennifer Hudson – “Spotlight” Lyrics

Are you a man who cherishes and cares for me?
Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
Are you a guard in a prison, maximum security?
Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
Do we stay home all the time cuz you want me to yourself?
Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
Or am I locked away, had a feeling that I’d find someone else
Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?

[Chorus]
Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
Just because you think I might find somebody worthy
Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
Baby if you treat me right, you won’t have to worry

____ relationship, fulfilling your needs as well as mine
Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
Or is this just my sentence, am I doing time?
Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
If this is love, real, real love, then I’m staying no doubt
But if I’m just a prisoner, then I’m busting out
Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?

(Chorus)

Oh, you oughta be ashamed of yourself
What the hell do you think you’re doing?
Loving me, loving me, so _______
Baby, all I do is try
To show you that you’re my one and only guy
No matter who may come along
Open your eyes cuz baby I don’t lie

(Chorus x2)

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  • loeloves

    yea jhud! keep them coming!

  • Mike

    I love her voice…

  • nikomilinko

    I think that i´ll buy. I love her singing.

    http://www.incentria.com/index.php?ref=nikomilinko

  • cute_shopper

    that missing lyric – “or am i locked away” ????

    this song’s catchy … i like it!

  • R

    The intro sounds like Bleeding Love sped up…Ne-Yo, Timbaland…SO overrated…all of their stuff sounds the same/rip off of someone else….

  • Ya

    I agree with R, it reminds me of Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis and the beginning sounds more and more like No One by Alicia Keys

  • gwadastyle

    HELL TO THE NO

  • chantall

    go jhud she is amazing i love her!

  • Criss

    no thanks, I really cant stand her voice.

  • hughman

    this is great. it reminds me of stephanie mills.

  • z

    It’s really boring.

  • andy

    I generally hate her but this song is good.
    She’s not screaming!

  • jonjon

    Talk about lame. She’s better than this.

  • Eva

    Love Hudson! Her voice is so refreshing good that I will listen to any thing she sings. However, my favorite music of her is still her “Dreamgirls”. And I bought the CD. Really love her voice. I think it is a worthy add to anyone who enjoyed the music: http://dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?deal_id=103915&ru=279 , Gotta Love her!

  • Bobo

    Chicago Represent! This Russian News chick Angelina is from Chicago too: http://digitalfuntown.squarespace.com/dft-blog/2008/5/16/dft-news-episode-4.html

  • NoCryBaby

    lyric corrections:
    1st line:
    Are you a man who LOVES and cherishes and cares for me?
    1st blank: IS THIS relationship …
    2nd blank: so WRONG

    amazing how many people making hating comments on here who no one would pay to have them even sing in the shower!
    Some songs are always better than others, but respect the artist — and yourselves — people.

  • talula

    Sounds exactly like Jordin Sparks.

  • Haydeb

    Love the song it great! Grows on me everytime I here it!

  • Jaimmy

    “Or am I locked away, had a feeling that I’d find someone else” should be : “Or am I locked away, out of fear that I’d find someone else”

  • EvilDead

    I think you can also download the whole album at Whogivesashit.com

  • http://werereadingandwriting.blogspot.com/ ILove2Read

    Glad her music is finally coming out

  • AUDRIANA

    People need to quit hating! This song is hot!

  • Kelis Jones

    LOVE THIS SONG!!!…… I FEEL EXACTLY WHAT SHE IS SAYING!!!

  • dre

    Jennifer Hudson – “Spotlight” Lyrics
    Are you a man who cherishes and cares for me?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Are you a guard in a prison, maximum security?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Do we stay home all the time cuz you want me to yourself?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Or am I locked away, had a feeling that I’d find someone else
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    [Chorus]
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Just because you think I might find somebody worthy
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Baby if you treat me right, you won’t have to worry
    Is this a relationship, fulfilling your needs as well as mine
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Or is this just my sentence, am I doing time?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    If this is love, real, real love, then I’m staying no doubt
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    But if I’m just love’s prisoner, then I’m busting out
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    (Chorus)
    Oh, you oughta be ashamed of yourself
    What the hell do you think you’re doing?
    Loving me, loving me, so wrong
    Baby, all I do is try
    To show you that you’re my one and only guy
    No matter who may come along
    Open your eyes cuz baby I don’t lie
    (Chorus x2)

  • dre

    Jennifer Hudson – “Spotlight” Lyrics

    Are you a man who cherishes and cares for me?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Are you a guard in a prison, maximum security?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Do we stay home all the time cuz you want me to yourself?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Or am I locked away, had a feeling that I’d find someone else
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    [Chorus]
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Just because you think I might find somebody worthy
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Baby if you treat me right, you won’t have to worry
    Is this a relationship, fulfilling your needs as well as mine
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Or is this just my sentence, am I doing time?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    If this is love, real, real love, then I’m staying no doubt
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    But if I’m just love’s prisoner, then I’m busting out
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    (Chorus)
    Oh, you oughta be ashamed of yourself
    What the hell do you think you’re doing?
    Loving me, loving me, so wrong
    Baby, all I do is try
    To show you that you’re my one and only guy
    No matter who may come along
    Open your eyes cuz baby I don’t lie
    (Chorus x2)

  • lovemusic

    Love the song!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Boo

    I love this song, it may not be showing her vocal range, but it doesn’t have to, we all know she can sing her ass off. its catchy. i hope it does good

  • Boss Lady

    She does sound anything like Jordin Sparks. And she can scream any time she get ready in her music. Ne-yo wrote a wounderful song,n he picked da right one 2 sing it. N it dont matter if she did or didnt still a scene from Dreamgirls. She making money. So all u haters can hate. There r times when u have 2 scream n it was her time. She has a strong n incredible voice 4 high notes so she needs 2 use it. Dats my gurl J Hud. Keep doin’ ur thing. “U just do u,n umma do me, umma do me…lol”

  • VAlorie

    i luv the sonfg and J.Huds voice luv it …but the lyrics rnt on point in alot of points…BUT I LUV THE SONG…ALOT

  • JOan

    Are you a man who cherishes and cares for me?
    Is that you? Is that you? Is that you?
    Are you a guard in a prison, maximum security?
    Is that you? Is that you? Is that you?
    Do we stay home all the time cuz you want me to yourself?
    Is that you? Is that you? Is that you?
    Or am I locked away,out of fear that I’d find someone else
    Is that you? Is that you? Is that you?

    [Chorus]
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Just because you think I might find somebody worthy
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Baby if you treat me right, you won’t have to worry

    is this a relationship, fulfilling your needs as well as mine
    Is that you? Is that you? Is that you?
    Or is this just my sentence, am I doing time?
    Is that you? Is that you? Is that you?
    If this is love, real, real love, then I’m staying no doubt
    Is that you? Is that you? Is that you?
    But if I’m just a prisoner, then I’m busting out
    Is that you? Is that you? Is that you?

    (Chorus)

    Oh, you oughta be ashamed of yourself
    What the hell do you think you’re doing?
    Loving me, loving me, so wrong
    Baby, all I do is try
    To show you that you’re my one and only guy
    No matter who may come along
    Open your eyes cuz baby I don’t lie

    (Chorus x2)

  • wanda

    ppl plz dont hate… this song is the meaning of awsomeness… go jennifer gurl keep up the good work….luv luv luv it!!!

  • Michele

    What is this?..Hatas r us?? Yaw some hatas this song is BOMB.

  • kiki

    whoeva tommy iz dat said something bout ha being a fat cow 1st of all nigga she makin moe mulah den u can think of 2nd of all yo mama a FATASS COW BYOTCH…………..IM OUT OF HERE PEACE

  • kiki

    HATERZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ EVERYWHERE DAMNNNNNNNNN STOP RIDING HER CLIQUE

  • Tion

    you inspire me . love the image, love the style, and girl, you have the voice whileyou are confidence and showing conviction. you’ve got

    it …keep on keeping on… ( :

  • april

    lovin the song

  • http://www.sundayglamour.blogspot.com Nicky

    I love this song and i thought I wouldn’t.

  • brooklyn

    Her song is amazing and all of ya haters need to fall back cuz none of ya lames is makin money…and before u say somethin about me I got 2 cars and about to be head of my homies car dealership….spotlight is da shit and she be heard everywhere

  • Ligghts Out

    Fuck all you people that hate on her !
    she is a beautiful woman with a Great voice !
    Now with words coming from those who hate on her !
    you`s deffinitly deserve to be Under her spotlight !
    And those who agree with me ! Atleast yous Have brains =]
    Much love to them peoples And Jennifer Hudson ! , wish i could Be like You jennifer

  • http://yahoo tl

    jennifer hudson itz so fine and if u dont think that to bad

  • allysia

    damn!!! jen got some real HATERS!! half of yall lame b****es can’t hold a note to save your damn life. don’t get mad cause she can blow. keep doing whatcha doing. cause you gots to be doing something right to have all these b****es HATIN!!!

  • IRVY

    I LIKE THIS BUT IT HAS A LITTLE WRONG IN TH LYRICS IN THE FIRST STANZA BUT ITS GREAT I LOVE IT!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jhud fan

    i can bet all the haters that left rude comments can’t sing half as good as j hud. i don’t care wat others say, this song is hot and so is j hud. ppl say she is fat but wat y’all need to kno is that “slim” does not mean beautiful. j hud is beautiful just the way she is. keep up the good work jennifer.

  • SLIM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! THIS SONG…

    However, ya’ll lyrics are incorrect:S… c’mon!

    *****
    Are you a man who loves and cherishes and cares for me?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Are you a guard in a prison, maximum security?
    (Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?)
    Do we stay home all the time cuz you want me to yourself?
    (Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?)
    Or am I locked away, outta fear that I’d find someone else
    (Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?)

    [Chorus]
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Just because you think I might find somebody worthy
    Oh, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Baby if you treat me right, you won’t have to worry

    Is this relationship, fulfilling your needs as well as mine
    (Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?)
    Or is this just my sentence, am I doing time?
    (Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?)
    If this is love, real, real love, then I’m staying no doubt
    (is that true x3)
    But if I’m just a prisoner, then I’m busting out
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?

    (Chorus)

    Oh, you oughta be ashamed of yourself
    What the hell do you think you’re doing?
    Loving me, loving me, so wrong
    Baby, all I do is try
    To show you that you’re my one and only guy
    No matter who may come along
    Open your eyes cuz baby I don’t lie

    (Chorus x2)

  • http://lyrics Angie

    If you dont have anything nice to say dont say it at all. Thankyouy. I luv this song it is so true to certain women. Keep doing yo thing jennifer.

  • babygirl

    lovin this jam!!! at first i thouht it was jordan sparks…

    hats off to all involved in makin this hit.

  • Stephanie

    I think that whoever posted this should have gotten the lyrics correct.

  • Stephanie

    Correct Lyrics are CAPITALIZED

    Are you a man who LOVES AND cherishes and cares for me?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Are you a guard in a prison, maximum security?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Do we stay home all the time cuz you want me to yourself?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Or am I locked away, OUT OF FEAR that I’ll find someone else
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?

    [Chorus]
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Just because you think I might find somebody worthy
    Well, I don’t like living under your spotlight
    Baby if you treat me right, you won’t have to worry

    IS THIS relationship, fulfilling your needs as well as mine
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    Or is this just my sentence, am I doing time?
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?
    If this is love, real, real love, then I’m staying no doubt
    But if I’m just LOVE’S prisoner, then I’m busting out
    Is that true? Is that true? Is that true?

    (Chorus)

    Oh, you oughta be ashamed of yourself
    What the hell do you think you’re doing?
    Loving me, loving me, so WRONG
    Baby, all I do is try
    To show you that you’re my one and only guy
    No matter who may come along
    Open your eyes cuz baby I don’t LIKE

    (Chorus x2)

  • Lindy-ann

    Love this jam

  • gabrielle

    Give me this song anyday over all the other hot mess crap on the radio. hot song! It reminds me old r nb when it was good and had good lyrics.

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