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Album: Overexposed (2012)
Charted: 63 7
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  • Co-written by frontman Adam Levine and Swedish hitmaker Max Martin, this bittersweet tale of a lover creeping away in the morning is one of several Overexposed tracks where Maroon 5 worked with chart-friendly songwriters. The album title itself is further evidence that on this record, the band are aiming to be a band whose music will be inescapable. "The title is kind of pre-emptively saying, 'Hey, we're overexposed. Deal with it,' " Levine told MTV News. "Bands like to do this thing where they're like, 'Oh, man, we just didn't know. Oh my God, it's so crazy, we just wrote this song,' and that's true, but we like that. We want to have that experience, we want to have hits, we want to have songs that, internationally, people are going to know."
  • The song's music video was directed by Jonas Akerlund and finds the band's fans expressing things they love and hate, after they were asked to submit their stories online. Said Levine, "As different as we all are, there are common themes that bring us together, inspire and show everyone what is important today. With this video, we'll present the world today and beyond, creating more than just a music video."
  • Maroon 5 played this at the Grammy Awards in 2013 with Alicia Keys. They also did Keys' "Girl On Fire" in the performance.
  • This was the third #1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart to be taken from Maroon 5's album Overexposed, following "Payphone" and "One More Night." The previous set by a group to spawn a trio of Pop Songs chart-toppers was Ace of Base's The Sign in 1993-94.

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