"Bleeding Love" is a pop/R&B ballad co-written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder and produced by Tedder for British singer Leona Lewis's debut album, Spirit. The song is the album's lead single (Lewis's official second single following "A Moment Like This"), released in the United Kingdom and Ireland in October 2007."Bleeding Love" became the best-selling single of 2007 in the United Kingdom, and, since the single's release, it has become a major international hit as the best-selling single of 2008. The single has reached number one in 34 countries, including the UK, Japan, Germany and the United States. This is the second song to achieve this feat after "Candle in the Wind". The video aired on 17 October 2007, and was uploaded to popular video-sharing website YouTube on the same day.
"Bleeding Love" has sold more than 1 million copies in the United Kingdom, and over 4 million digital downloads in the United States, where it was the best selling digital song there in 2008. "Bleeding Love" has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide, putting it in the top five selling songs of the decade. It was named the 17th most successful song in the US from 2000-2009, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. The song achieved a similar feat in the United Kingdom where it was the best-selling single of 2007, selling 788,000 copies. "Bleeding Love" has charted within the UK top 100 singles chart in three different years: in 2007 it peaked at number 1; 2008 at number 2; and 2009 at number 97. "Bleeding Love" was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards. It remains Lewis's most successful single to date.