Bleeding Love” is an R&B ballad written by Ryan Tedder and Jesse McCartney and produced by Tedder for Leona Lewis‘s debut album, Spirit, on which it is the opening track. The song is the album’s first single (Lewis’s official second single following “A Moment like This“) released in the United Kingdom on 22 October 2007 and as a digital download on 21 October 2007. It was also released in the Republic of Ireland on 19 October2007. The single was released digitally on 18 December 2007 in the United States, and worldwide during December 2007 and January 2008. “Bleeding Love” became the best selling single of 2007 in the UK.