Makes Me Wonder

Album: It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007)
Charted: 2 1
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Songfacts®:

  • In an interview with The Australian, lead singer Adam Levine explained that he wrote this about his frustration at the state of politics and the US role in the war in Iraq. Levine began writing the track a few years earlier about a failed relationship, which is a common theme in Levine's writing. But revisiting the song for this It Won't Be Soon Before Long, he recognized a whole new dimension to the track and made the song more political. Said Levine: "There is so much going on in America at the moment. I hope we (the US) can dig ourselves out of this hole. There's a bunch of confusion going on in the world.''
  • This song rose from #64 to #1 on the US chart in 1 week (May 12, 2007), breaking the record for the biggest leap to #1 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing the 52-1 leap of Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This" in October 2002. The record was broken by T.I.'s "Whatever You Like," when on the Billboard magazine issue dated September 6, 2008 it jumped from #71 to #1. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2
  • It Won't Be Soon Before Long was the most downloaded album on iTunes in 2007. Amy Winehouse's Back to Black was second and Kanye West's Graduation third. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • This won the Grammy in 2008 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.

Comments: 6

  • Megan from Stevenson, AlWell, just when you think they can't get any better...This band has always been one of my favorites!
  • Dean from Birmingham, AlFunny, Adam was all worried about the state of affairs the US was in in 2007. I wonder what he thinks now? Hmm.... it Makes me Wonder!
  • Tricia from Rockville Centre, NyThis song...wow...it was playing at the right time and at the right place...I caught this guy I was dating on and off...and we just had a slight arugement on his status...saying he isnt a jiglio....and then I caught him red handed with another girl...what a loser...but the lines I still don't have the reason
    And you don't have the time
    And it really makes me wonder
    If I ever gave a f*** about you....

    He didnt really care about me to act like this..and well I am wondering if he is feeling the missing of me....like Adam signs in the song....wow! I really love the music and Adams voice....pretty awesome!
  • John from Tomball, TxHow come no one ever talks about the other members of the band.....it's always adam levine this...adam levine that....i've got nothing against him, but he's not the only member of the band, u know.
  • Stevie Rae from Tyler, TxI love this song. The first time I heard it I was like 'wow this is... Amazing' fantastc lyrics! Adam Levine is... Wow.
  • Maggie from Waynesville, Ohi love this song. plus, adam levine is sooooo hott!! i saw him in concert. yeah it was amazing
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