Joe Jonas Wants to Re-Record Debut Album: ‘Just Like Taylor Swift Did’
Claire Miles - June 6, 2021

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Joe Jonas might soon be taking a page out of Taylor Swift’s playbook. Jonas, 31, has expressed interest in adding the Jonas Brothers’ debut album Its About Time, the same way Swift is doing with her own music catalog. “I think I would probably re-record our entire first album,” Jonas said to Buzzfeed when asked which song of the Jonas Brothers he would re-record. “Just do something like what Taylor did recently, which I thought was really clever.”

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Joe along with brothers Nick Jonas, 28, and Kevin Jonas, 33, released their debut album It’s About Time in 2006. The trio of brothers released five albums together during their 10 year run as a band. The trio starred in the television series Jonas, on Disney Channel from 2009-2010. They also were in the Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock (2008) and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) before they disbanded in 2013. Joe Jonas later became the lead singer for DNCE, releasing their first album in 2016.

Swift, 31, who dated Joe briefly in 2008, dropped Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in April 2021, a re-recording of her second studio album that was originally released in 2008. The 11-time Grammy Award winner previously committed to re-recording her entire music catalog after Scooter Braun bought her former record label Big Machine Group and the masters for her first six albums with it. Braun has since sold the masters to a private equity firm, but continues to profit off of them.