Jessie Mueller Sings "She Used to Be Mine" from Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS

  • Published on Mar 3, 2016
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  • Jean-Daniel Williams

    I don't have the musical talent to analyse who is the best singer of this song. But my golly Jessie is the best actress.

  • PB
    PB 4 days ago

    Wow! She IS that woman. I believe every word she sings.

  • Trey Yeoman
    Trey Yeoman 8 days ago

    The way that she sings "... she is lonely" breaks my heart

  • Kimi C
    Kimi C 10 days ago +2

    she can literally start her own singing career like Ben Platt is doing. (Ben Platt plays Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen)

    Thx for the likes!!!

  • addcafe
    addcafe 16 days ago

    Breaks me down like a sledge hammer.

  • Valerie P.
    Valerie P. 16 days ago

    ok so um I only clicked this because the title triggered me. First or all grammar. It would be Sara Bareilles's. Also SHE DIDN'T WRITE THE FREAKING PLAY. I love you Jessie you deserve better.

  • Elisabeth Catland
    Elisabeth Catland Month ago

    almost forgot to watch this today whoops

  • Alys blodeuyn
    Alys blodeuyn Month ago +1

    I have to do this and I'm QUAKING M8 WHAT THE HELL 10/10

  • Miss. Shrewd
    Miss. Shrewd Month ago

    Key she sings here?

  • Kathryn Allen
    Kathryn Allen Month ago

    This is honestly unbelievable

  • Strawberry Neko
    Strawberry Neko Month ago

    1k comment

  • JoyAnne Harvey
    JoyAnne Harvey Month ago

    She’s absolutely amazing. What a talent!.

  • Stream Jinphany bitches

    I thought I wouldn't ever relate to this, but now I am haha, I don't feel like myself anymore, everything on the internet keeps saying I'm moderate to severely depressed and I don't believe it, noone has ever hated me before, and when I realized someone I loved hated me, I fell apart, but she is not a person to tell her problems, she is a broken girl, she has problems everywhere, she is trapped but fine with it all, and I am not fine with it all, I forced her to commit to someone not for me, I forced her to be friends with people who never did appreciate me, I forced her to be a normal girl, but she is not a normal girl, oh how I remember her so well, I am not her anymore, I am emotional, depressed, I can't keep the problems to myself, I need someone to listen to everything, I forced her to love a man who's not real

  • sofiarossi
    sofiarossi Month ago +1

    2019 anyone?

  • Evelyn o driscoll
    Evelyn o driscoll Month ago

    What key is this in?

  • apostolisss
    apostolisss Month ago

    amazing voice. what's that annoying thing in her hair?

  • Rob Rowden
    Rob Rowden Month ago

    Brought tears to my eyes...just beautiful

  • Michelle Orellana
    Michelle Orellana Month ago


  • susan moberly
    susan moberly Month ago

    She reminds me of the younger Barbara Streisand. Beautiful!

  • Sophie Pop
    Sophie Pop Month ago +1

    holy shit

  • Kate Brubaker
    Kate Brubaker Month ago +1

    Who disliked this? You don’t deserve ears!

  • addcafe
    addcafe Month ago

    Knock down walls with that voice.

  • esme
    esme Month ago +2

    I don't think anyone playing the part of Jenna will ever be able to top Jessie. I think that acting ability is often overlooked by how well you can sing or dance in musical theatre but Jessie Mueller has an incredible talent in the area. This song was made for her.

  • Matilyn Crowder
    Matilyn Crowder Month ago

    Didn't think I would cry like that

  • carla lc
    carla lc Month ago
    this is my cover of this beautiful song
    i would be very glad if any of you guys listen!

  • María Pérez
    María Pérez Month ago

    She is perfect ❤️😭

  • Julie Watt Faqir
    Julie Watt Faqir Month ago

    this song is so beautiful. this show wonderful.

  • Jennifer Gagne
    Jennifer Gagne 2 months ago +1

    My mom loves song

  • Avery M
    Avery M 2 months ago

    I listen to this song every night when I go to sleep and every day on the bus. This songs hits a place in my heart that I didn’t even know existed anymore

  • QHsu
    QHsu 2 months ago

    okay now i'm crying

  • Emilie Jasmine
    Emilie Jasmine 2 months ago

    Bloody hell.

  • Jo D'artiz
    Jo D'artiz 2 months ago +1

    oh fuck I'm crying

  • Leila Cabral
    Leila Cabral 2 months ago

    I always come back to this video.

  • dani bernacchi
    dani bernacchi 2 months ago

    i’m going to new york just to see this play❤️

  • cnealz
    cnealz 2 months ago

    What an angelic voice.

  • Murder Of Crows
    Murder Of Crows 3 months ago

    I love this play so much

  • deinaanton
    deinaanton 3 months ago

    Superhuman ❤

  • EAF naruto
    EAF naruto 3 months ago

    on this one she sounds EXACTLY like sarah bareilles,but the one live at the award show sounded more real and in a rollercoaster of emotions/amazing-er

  • unfabulous386
    unfabulous386 3 months ago +1

    this never fails to make me cry. I have been in Jenna's place before. I am so thankful for this musical because it really helped me get through a dark time in my life.

  • Linny Crocus
    Linny Crocus 3 months ago

    This song is the "I Dreamed A Dream" of our generation.

  • Mario Alejandro
    Mario Alejandro 3 months ago

    "She is lonely most of the time" gets me every time. What a sweet sound.

  • Kristyn Price
    Kristyn Price 3 months ago +1

    Truly masochistic to go back to this knowing full well you'll come out of this video SOBBING

  • Peter Riggs
    Peter Riggs 3 months ago +1

    How is this live performance even better than her studio recording!?

  • Collin Lui
    Collin Lui 4 months ago

    What's in her hair?

    • Mario Alejandro
      Mario Alejandro 3 months ago

      Yep, microphone. And in her voice.. soul 💔

    • Jovial janae
      Jovial janae 3 months ago +1

      Collin Lui I think it’s a microphone

  • Emilyn
    Emilyn 4 months ago


  • Sean Cornell
    Sean Cornell 4 months ago

    This performance both hurts my heart and gives me all the hope in the world.

  • Malachi Young
    Malachi Young 4 months ago

    makes me cry everytime

  • Glurp Bot
    Glurp Bot 4 months ago +2

    It's amazing how you can really visualize and feel how Jenna is feeling just by looking into her eyes.

  • TPat Van
    TPat Van 4 months ago

    So happy they lowered the key

  • Queenie Andaya
    Queenie Andaya 4 months ago +1

    I cry when i hear this song. Pero pucha. Gusto ang sakit sakit kasi naga-act pa siya

  • Veni Vidi Amavi
    Veni Vidi Amavi 4 months ago

    awh so sad.....

  • Kartika R Dewi
    Kartika R Dewi 4 months ago +1

    Speechless .... Just tears

  • Dominic
    Dominic 4 months ago

    Sometimes it's the mood and the condition you are in that makes you sings beautiful, Apart from the voice

  • Abby Reaves
    Abby Reaves 4 months ago

    Why is she actually perfect???

  • michael fernandez
    michael fernandez 4 months ago

    on repeat

  • Hermi Mac
    Hermi Mac 4 months ago

    Can someone please tell me the context of this song 🙏🙏

  • Linley Himes
    Linley Himes 4 months ago

    ive lost count how many times ive listened to this

  • Kate Brubaker
    Kate Brubaker 4 months ago

    212 deaf people?

  • Evan Bisch
    Evan Bisch 4 months ago

    Jessie Mueller is daddy

  • Ana Vera
    Ana Vera 4 months ago


  • Geronimo de Martino
    Geronimo de Martino 4 months ago

    why is this HIGHER and she FUCKING nailed it WHYYYY I LOVE YOU JESSIE

  • Noelia Cuba
    Noelia Cuba 4 months ago

    Yo vine x *ALBALIA* 🙋🏻‍♀️

  • shahram72
    shahram72 4 months ago +2

    Imagine someone who just discovered this art form this year. That is me. I'm a guy who if you said would love musicals a year ago I would tell you that you're crazy. Guys like me don't like this kind of stuff. But the beauty in this art form is overwhelming. I've missed so much. I remember the day as a teenager I went to see the movie, "Little Shop of Horrors" because of the actors and preview but then hated that it was a musical. It took 25 years to really appreciate what I missed. Regular music and acting has nothing on this...

  • Kotomi Ichinose
    Kotomi Ichinose 4 months ago

    Never knew baking involved onions...

  • Zandra Jones
    Zandra Jones 5 months ago


  • Ravicla Aryam
    Ravicla Aryam 5 months ago

    What is this salty discharge coming from my eyes!?!

  • frances hicks
    frances hicks 5 months ago

    In tears now, that used to be me.

  • franz manz;]
    franz manz;] 5 months ago

    in looooove

  • CM Carlisle
    CM Carlisle 5 months ago

    YAAAAAS ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • 0oooooo0
    0oooooo0 5 months ago

    Reduces me to tears everytime. Jessie is just so vulnerable in this and she is just so perfect for this song

  • Gabriela Castro
    Gabriela Castro 5 months ago


  • Jelin Indah
    Jelin Indah 5 months ago +1

    It's not simple to say
    That most days I don't recognize me
    That these shoes and this apron
    That place and it's patrons
    Have taken more than I gave them
    It's not easy to know
    I'm not anything like I used to be
    Although it's true
    I was never attention's sweet center
    I still remember that girl
    She's imperfect but she tries
    She is good but she lies
    She is hard on herself
    She is broken and won't ask for help
    She is messy but she's kind
    She is lonely most of the time
    She is all of this mixed up
    And baked in a beautiful pie
    She is gone but she used to be mine
    It's not what I asked for
    Sometimes life just slips in through a back door
    And carves out a person
    And makes you believe it's all true
    And now I've got you
    And you're not what I asked for
    If I'm honest I know I would give it all back
    For a chance to start over
    And rewrite an ending or two
    For the girl that I knew
    Who'll be reckless just enough
    Who'll get hurt
    But who learns how to toughen up when she's bruised
    And gets used by a man who can't love
    And then she'll get stuck and be scared
    Of the life that's inside her
    Getting stronger each day
    'Til it finally reminds her
    To fight just a little
    To bring back the fire in her eyes
    That's been gone but it used to be mine
    Used to be mine
    She is messy but she's kind
    She is lonely most of the time
    She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
    She is gone but she used to be mine

  • DNVWmusic
    DNVWmusic 5 months ago

    I did a cover of this song and although it is not as good as Jessie Mueller, it is a song that means so much to me and that has helped me so much. Jessie is an amazing singer and I would never be able to be as good as her...
    Here is the link to my cover if anyone wants to listen to it:

  • Seleney
    Seleney 5 months ago

    Am I the only one who has a thirteen year old to thank for leading me to this tragically majestic beauty of a confession in the form of a song.

  • Michelle Yustira
    Michelle Yustira 5 months ago

    Here’s to the Jenna inside all of us 💕🥂🍾✨

  • Michelle Yustira
    Michelle Yustira 5 months ago

    Holy shit

  • Rie Faantaa
    Rie Faantaa 5 months ago

    I feel so overwhelmed

  • Rachel
    Rachel 5 months ago +1

    i always find myself coming back to this
    there's just something about it

  • Mia Kathleen
    Mia Kathleen 5 months ago


  • ohthelovelypoems
    ohthelovelypoems 5 months ago

    This is way beyond incredible, I thank the universe for this gift to us, she is phenomenal.

  • Angela Kariza Ines
    Angela Kariza Ines 5 months ago +3

    This is my absolute favorite rendition of this song. Out of all the versions. It's just perfect. She holds the notes where they need to be so sweetly held (unlike Katharine McPhee who does runs all over the place. She's extremely talented, but all the runs that she adds kind of takes away from the beauty of the song. In my opinion). And this is the only version with that great 'stronger' at 3:03. I come back to this video over and over just for that 'stronger'

  • sydney clements
    sydney clements 5 months ago +2

    she’s always going to be the best jenna and you can’t change my mind

  • cbk0101 bk
    cbk0101 bk 6 months ago

    This always breaks my heart . So much regret and hope. it rings so true in many ways 😢 yet I keep coming back for this emotional rollercoaster- Jessie’s performance is simply beautiful

  • M Say
    M Say 6 months ago

    one of the reason that I want to get back into the past.

  • Tee Bailey
    Tee Bailey 6 months ago

    Literally looks like this is effortlessly perfect! I wish i could have seen her in Waitress so badly!

  • Fernando Frassetto
    Fernando Frassetto 6 months ago

    What's that noise in the background??? It ruins this beautiful song!

  • Elise Josephine McDowell
    Elise Josephine McDowell 6 months ago +1

    We stan a queen

  • Maxine Brooker
    Maxine Brooker 6 months ago

    You HAVE to see Hannah Ducharme's version- she is Bat Out of Hell in London West End and is PHENOMENAL- A future Elphaba and Jenna!

  • Sugar butter Covered pieces

    who doesnt want to be jenna to just sing this song

  • Connor Mangan
    Connor Mangan 6 months ago

    this is my favorite vocal performance shes had. period.

  • Candace Grant
    Candace Grant 6 months ago

    I’m trying so hard not to cry at work while watching this.

  • cbadawy
    cbadawy 6 months ago

    Mejor video de la vida.

  • Val Woodside
    Val Woodside 6 months ago

    How did I end up curled up in a ball sobbing, you ask?

  • Elle Salsano
    Elle Salsano 6 months ago

    I can be dry eyed through this song till she sings ‘she is lonely most of the time’ then I can cry enough tears to fill a bath oh jesus

  • Karla Reyes
    Karla Reyes 6 months ago

    I like Sara's version better. Don't get me.wrong, this girl can really sing but nothing like Sara.

  • Amy Casey
    Amy Casey 7 months ago

    And there is no one like Sara Bareilles. Since the Indigo Girls. Why are the radio stations playing Pink ad naseum? WTF do her promoters do for Sara? If anyone has ever heard 1000 TIMES, they would know what it was like to YEARN for your love when that love doesn't know you're alive. If they ever listened to Cassiopeia, maybe the SEXIEST song EVER, they would know how to yearn for your love but have them yearn for you too and possibly, finally, fantastically, orgasm. If anyone heard I Choose You, they would know what song they would want to play at their wedding that had not been played a thousand times and actually meant something. And if they were Sara Bareilles, they would know, strangely, that while they she was writing those songs on her own in the comforts of her own creativity, she was actually writing the living, walking, time-executing symphony to many of our lives. Let's just hope we get through the current bottle of gin, much less the week, before we hit Gravity and the others...My God. I have so much more to say but the Gin is really kicking in. Sara--sing your own shows. There is NO ONE like you. Never will be. But I have talked enough smack that I would be willing to audition for you, write for you, whatever. I just think there is no one like you. And if I could indulge you in one more second. Please, God, write a book about what you were thinking when you wrote each song (like what they are about specifically) and why your label won't spring for some decent videos. Seriously. You're a BIG STAR. DEMAND SOME SHIT. :) I adore you. Amy Casey

  • Amy Casey
    Amy Casey 7 months ago

    Why are southerners taking over her songs? Seriously. Every time I hear one of her incredibly powerful, unique, thought-provoking songs I hear someone else singing it with a southern twang. It is starting to freak me out. Sincerely.

    • Oswin
      Oswin 2 months ago

      Jessie isn’t southern. The character is, and always has been. This isn’t an original play, it was a movie before it was adapted. Jessie sings it with a twang because the character has an accent. Stop ranting.

  • Alice Swayer
    Alice Swayer 7 months ago

    wow this is beautiful!

  • Alyssa Rahardja
    Alyssa Rahardja 7 months ago

    I love how she barely moves around, but you can see all the emotion and you can't look away

  • Danielle Costanza
    Danielle Costanza 7 months ago

    How can anyone thumbs down this? Who are these ppl?