by Grace Frunk – Ad Manager
The Jonas Brothers is one of the greatest bands of all time. After becoming famous in 2006, the band grew to become the iconic band the world knows and loves. The band gained popularity after the release of “Camp Rock” in 2008. This Disney Channel Original Movie starred the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. Band member Joe revealed his true bad-boy self through his character Shane in this classic movie. After releasing three hit albums, “Camp Rock”, and the ultimate episode of Hannah Montana, the band got their own T.V. show “Jonas” on Disney channel. The show ran for two season over a span of one year. The Jonas Brothers brought happiness to millions. The crash and fall of the Jo-Bros brought pain to every single fan.
In 2008, Miley Cyrus released her hit song “7 Things” which showed a side of Band member Nick that no one could even imagine existing. Nick and Cyrus dated for 2 years. Cyrus was Nick’s first kiss and most likely his first true love. Their relationship ended in 2007, neither one of them hid the devastation of the break-up. In 2009, Cyrus released her book, “Miles to Go.” The book spoke of “Prince Charming,” which any true fan or either Cyrus or the Jonas Brothers knew this character was really band member Nick. The book not only spoke poorly of Nick, but her song exposed him more than anything. In “7 Things”, Cyrus says, “You’re vain, your games, you’re insecure. You love me, you like her You make me laugh, you make me cry I don’t know which side to buy. Your friends they’re jerks. And when you act like them, just know it hurts. I wanna be with the one I know, and the 7th thing I hate the most that you do, you make me love you.”
Taylor Swift called band member Joe out on “Ellen” in 2008. Swift claimed that her Ex-Boyfriend, Joe, Broke-up with her over a 27-second phone call. However, Joe explained himself immediately after the episode aired. With a post on his MySpace account, he explained to his fans that he was not the one to end the conversation abruptly. Nick and Joe were both exposed as heart-breaking bad-boys, this caused a strain on fans everywhere. There is never a way for fans to know which celebrity is telling the truth.
On an interview on Good Morning America Nick said, “Look, I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time without addressing them. I think this train will fall off the tracks without really getting real about some of the concerns and some of the limitations that we may feel as individuals in the group.” Nick was fine with moving on, but he appeared to be the only one. The Jonas Brothers make people feel something no other band had before, and it has become the craving that no one can deny or satisfy.
The band members are not the same boys we once knew and loved. When member left the band, they were leaving behind a version of themselves. Nick the sweet one, Joe the rocker, and Kevin. Nick became a bad-boy. Joe became the funny, relatable one, who was so desperate he joined a band called “DNCE” that has released music as terrible as the title of their singlular hit, “Cake by the Ocean.” Kevin has since become a husband and a father, and managed to get a show on Entertainment, “Married to Jonas” which ran for 2 seasons. They are no longer involved in all the childish drama, and they all have new imagines and have a new sound.
As a band, they released pop music, the best pop music to ever have been written. From “Year 3000” to the iconic “Lovebug”, the band had a sounds that spanned past Disney’s age-restrictive boundaries.
When the band broke up, Nick turned to contemporary R&B and pop rock. His hit songs “Close”, “Jealous” and “Chains” have established Nick’s solo career as successful. Joe has not been able to find such success. Kevin Jonas has not released any music since the break-up. It would not be a drastic change for these sounds to combine. The band was better than any other band because their variety of music and style made them the rock-pop gods that they were.
They are different people now, they are have moved on since the break-up. Millions of fans have not done the same. Their once truly amazing sound is constantly being replayed. New music from them as a group will stop millions of people from reliving the past on an infinite loop. It is time for the Jonas brother to re-unite. Joe, Nick, Kevin— get back together so I can stop crying into my pillow at night.