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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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84 Responses to “Jennifer Hudson - "Spotlight" Lyrics”

  1. 1
    loeloves Says:

    yea jhud! keep them coming!

  2. 2
    Mike Says:

    I love her voice…

  3. 3
    nikomilinko Says:

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

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

  4. 4
    cute_shopper Says:

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

    this song’s catchy … i like it!

  5. 5
    R Says:

    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….

  6. 6
    Ya Says:

    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

  7. 7
    gwadastyle Says:

    HELL TO THE NO

  8. 8
    chantall Says:

    go jhud she is amazing i love her!

  9. 9
    Criss Says:

    no thanks, I really cant stand her voice.

  10. 10
    hughman Says:

    this is great. it reminds me of stephanie mills.

  11. 11
    z Says:

    It’s really boring.

  12. 12
    andy Says:

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

  13. 13
    jonjon Says:

    Talk about lame. She’s better than this.

  14. 14
    Eva Says:

    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!

  15. 15
    Bobo Says:

    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

  16. 16
    NoCryBaby Says:

    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.

  17. 17
    talula Says:

    Sounds exactly like Jordin Sparks.

  18. 18
    Haydeb Says:

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

  19. 19
    Jaimmy Says:

    “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”

  20. 20
    EvilDead Says:

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

  21. 21
    ILove2Read Says:

    Glad her music is finally coming out

  22. 22
    AUDRIANA Says:

    People need to quit hating! This song is hot!

  23. 23
    Kelis Jones Says:

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

  24. 24
    dre Says:

    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)

  25. 25
    dre Says:

    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)

  26. 26
    lovemusic Says:

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

  27. 27
    Boo Says:

    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

  28. 28
    Boss Lady Says:

    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”

  29. 29
    VAlorie Says:

    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

  30. 30
    JOan Says:

    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)

  31. 31
    wanda Says:

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

  32. 32
    Michele Says:

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

  33. 33
    kiki Says:

    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

  34. 34
    kiki Says:

    HATERZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ EVERYWHERE DAMNNNNNNNNN STOP RIDING HER CLIQUE

  35. 35
    Tion Says:

    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… ( :

  36. 36
    april Says:

    lovin the song

  37. 37
    Nicky Says:

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

  38. 38
    brooklyn Says:

    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 **** and she be heard everywhere

  39. 39
    Ligghts Out Says:

    **** 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

  40. 40
    tl Says:

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

  41. 41
    allysia Says:

    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!!!

  42. 42
    IRVY Says:

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

  43. 43
    jhud fan Says:

    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.

  44. 44
    SLIM Says:

    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)

  45. 45
    Angie Says:

    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.

  46. 46
    babygirl Says:

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

    hats off to all involved in makin this hit.

  47. 47
    Stephanie Says:

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

  48. 48
    Stephanie Says:

    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)

  49. 49
    Lindy-ann Says:

    Love this jam

  50. 50
    gabrielle Says:

    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.

  51. 51
    mizz.badchick Says:

    i love this song i just love her everything amazing about jennifer hudson and she is the perfect rple model

  52. 52
    mizz.badchick Says:

    i love this song i just love her everything amazing about jennifer hudson and she is the perfect role model

  53. 53
    princess Says:

    YA and R do have a point it does kinda sound like bleedin love btw big ups 2 leona lewis u go gurl.but i absolutley luv j hud she is prolly as gud as it gets rite next 2 my gurls rihanna beyonce and alicia keys they are the bomb jennifer simon is a lonley old british hermet at wuz hatin dats all i gotta say :)

  54. 54
    Annie Says:

    I think Jennifer is great. Her voice is beautiful. Haters stop hating.

  55. 55
    Joanna inman Says:

    You have to love her. **** I did but when she come alive **** that she know how to sing her ******* heart out. My bad enough with that ****. I love you Jennifer Hudson.

  56. 56
    J. boo Says:

    I love her. Yah people need to quit hating. Just because she can sing. If yah can sing then I will shut up. You can’t cuss up on this *****. Crazy. People be quiet. Because she can sing doesn’t mean that you can sing. She be sounding better then Jordin Sparks. She takes singing lessons. J. Hud doesn’t have to. She come out right. You know

  57. 57
    lovely crayzee capricorn Says:

    jennifer hudson is doing tha damn thing. she is living a dream. all you haters are an illness that she doesnt need. baqk back. Anywaysz this song i hawt i love it. i sang it for talent show and won 1st place so thanx jennifer haha lolsz. Keep doing yur thang and represent Chitown cuz we lubb ya baby gurl

    **iREPSZ MA S3LF**

  58. 58
    switchik Says:

    I dnt lyk her but this song rocks!

  59. 59
    TREAVORLVR08 Says:

    I think thissong reminds me of my ex-boyfriend Austin Myers because he control me and got mad at me for everything,and I didnt want to live ynder his “Spotlight” anymore. Now i’m happy with my boyfriend Treavor Norman=-] my everything.

  60. 60
    lil,snicka Says:

    mane it’s sholl alot of hataz hatin on her singin dey just mad cuz dey can’t get lyk her n never will b her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. 61
    iesha sade randell Says:

    i love what u do what with your music i just love it so bad

  62. 62
    Honey Says:

    loving the song

  63. 63
    St@R Says:

    I can relate 2 this song… My man is locked ^ seriously sometimes he makes me feel this way like im a prisoner. Idk wut 2 do if I should stay or leave?

  64. 64
    babygirl52543 Says:

    Jennifer hudsons the sheeetttttttttttt! I love her freakinqq voicee.. And spotlight is such a beauitful songg.. She did her thanggg..

  65. 65
    brianmadmidge Says:

    am I misyaken or is this not a remake of a popular song of some 25 years ago or more?

  66. 66
    mislene jean Says:

    hey dude

  67. 67
    lesha Says:

    sang gurl sang

  68. 68
    myra Says:

    I love this song sooo much,

    It`s My favourite

  69. 69
    nombuso Says:

    it a very nice song i say thumbs up.

  70. 70
    Songbird Says:

    I love the song i sing it all the time to my man!He loves me to sing to him anyway it describes my marriage that i am bout to be out of Soon! I Love It! I love all her music!

  71. 71
    tamary Says:

    she is talented, n rocks big tym.congratulations on a job well done jennifer

  72. 72
    tiana Says:

    this song is good i love it

  73. 73
    sinnie Says:

    Jennifer can blow ne yo u got it going on this song the best Im still learning the words lol keep up the gd song.

  74. 74
    D_Nastiest Says:

    JENNIFER PPL GON HATE BUT KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO BEST AND THATS SING YOU ARE THE BEST MY WHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLEEEEEE FAMILY AND ALLLLLLL MY FRIENDS LOVE YOU….. STAY PRETTY KEEP YOUR HEAD UP………….. WE GON FIGHT IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG AS WELL AS WHAT’S WRONG (GO AWAY)

  75. 75
    nollyann Says:

    i think she sounds great l just love the song whoever dont like this song is mad u dont know how long it tkes to write a song or to make up one people put what the feel into it they express them self i just love all her song but my favorate one with her in dream girls is one night only.

  76. 76
    boricua1 Says:

    i love that song that is my friends favorite song when ever i here that song i think of my friend

  77. 77
    ashleigh Says:

    HEY this song is mint i love it to bit Jeniffer is well gd singer so whoever says that she anit wat don’t there go to American idol then n see

  78. 78
    bri ! Says:

    OMG ! Great voice ! Shes my idol ! I reacon i think i sounds like her , Haah , but other people dont think i do
    xD . HAHAHAHA ! Love ya voice

  79. 79
    Maranda Says:

    She’s not saying Is that true.
    She is saying Is that YOU

  80. 80
    KHILTA Says:

    this is a song.

  81. 81
    l0vn_lif3-AS_It-is Says:

    Love hur singing

  82. 82
    allison hunter Says:

    @brianmadmidge: THATS WHAT I WAS THINKING, THE WORDS COULD BE DIFFERENT, AND THE NAME, BUT I KNOW I HAVE HEARD THAT MELODY IN MY PAST!

  83. 83
    katt Says:

    it is not Baby , it is maybe if you treat me right

  84. 84
    Natasha Says:

    Are you kidding me , I think Jennifer Hudson is one of the most amazing singer you could ever find in the world.
    Her voice is so powerful. And when she sings she sings with passion.
    I am a singer myself and I have already sang one of her songs the one from dream girls .
    ‘One Night Only’. I just love her . Peace out and One love fr Natasha in Jamaica

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