Alright, everyone. After weeks of waiting, we're finally going to find out the winner of this rate. Thank you all for participating! I couldn't do this without the fans. Even though most of you realized how much you dislike Ryan Tedder throughout this rate. Without any further ado... The winner of this rate... is... #1: Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis Average Score: 9.5427 High: 11 x 3 (@Laurence, @Robsolete, @GhettoPrincess) 10 x 12 (@Subwaykid, @KamikazeHeart, @Markus1981, @1991, @Lost In Japan., @constantino, @2014, @Sprockrooster. @Conan, @ohdenny, @MollieSwift21, @Beginner) Low: 7 (@DJHazey) It couldn't be any other song at the top, could it? You all thought so: it never left the #1 spot throughout the entirety of the voting. This was Leona's debut single. It was a phenomenal success: it hit #1 in the US and UK, as well as 33 other countries. It spent 4 non-consecutive weeks at #1 in the US and is certified 4x Platinum; it spent 7 weeks at #1 in the UK and is certified Platinum there. Let's hear Ryan tell the story behind the song: So why wasn't this wasted as a Jesse McCartney song? Thank god Leona ended up with it. How terrifying a thought that the Nothing Compares 2 U of our generation could've been a flop Jesse McCartney single. My score: 10 This reminds me of what one of my faves, Brandon Flowers said about playing one my fave songs, Read My Mind, live. He said that at any point in the concert, no matter how crazy and wild it is, as soon as he plays the opening chords everyone quiets down and the moment instantly feels almost sacred. That's what I feel every time I hear the opening organ in this song. Those chords resonate somewhere deep inside me and I get so mysteriously emotional. This is one of those songs where it's difficult to appreciate how good it is. There are so many perfect parts and they're all going on at once. The "I don't care they say, I'm in love with you" lines have such a gorgeous melody and Leona sells them like literally no other singer on earth could. This song is a classic and we're lucky to have it in our lives. @constantino screams, "FUCCCKK! So incredible! Even though I prefer some of her other songs (Better In Time, Run, Forgive Me), this is grade-A pop right here. The video is absolute garbage but I’ll let that slide because she looks SNATCHED. I’m always startled by how graphic the lyrics are, they’re pretty bold in retrospect. Make me nauseous, QUEEN!" @Posh Spears calls it "A gorgeous song and what a breakout hit!" @ohnostalgia says, "This should be really annoying, but I like Leona's voice enough to get over it." @Laura Vanderbooben says, "Jesse McCartney getting checks. I remember being floored at how good this was. It's aged a little but still knocks." Lowest scoring @DJHazey says, "This song was everywhere at the time and I can still remember everyone around me singing along when it seemingly came on the radio every 20 minutes. I've never been the biggest fan of it because I find the chorus low-key grating, but I will admit that the prechorus is transcendent. The fact that I didn't fall in love with it like everyone else did is probably why it took me years to get into any of her music." @2014 admits, "such a moment, such a perfect debut single. I’ll always love Leona for this alone teebs." @Sprockrooster tells us, "Probably the song that came closest to snatching my 11. I cannot cope with that epic build-up to the first chorus and that massive outro. Torn apart every time. Over and over again." I would close with our 11s, but between the three of them we have one line of commentary (@Laurence: "this should be the winner") so instead we'll close with @1991's very nice comment: "The one that started it for Ryan and still holds up fantastically today, unlike a lot of his productions it hasn’t dated at all, it has a real timeless quality about it. I don’t think anyone could’ve done that song justice other than Leona. Amazing vocal performance and nice to see her still nailing it today, that song will keep her semi-relevant and working forever."