She Will Be Loved

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"She Will Be Loved"
Single by Maroon 5
from the album Songs About Jane
Released July 27, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2002 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 4:14
Label Octone
Writer(s) Adam Levine, James Valentine
Producer(s) Matt Wallace
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Maroon 5 singles chronology
"This Love"
"She Will Be Loved"
"Sunday Morning"

"She Will Be Loved" is the third single on the American band Maroon 5's 2002 debut album, Songs About Jane. Released in 2004, the single peaked at #5 in the United States, and by December 2012 had sold more than 2,722,000 digital downloads.[1] It peaked at #4 in the United Kingdom. In Australia, it reached #1, a position it held for 5 non-consecutive weeks. The single is noted for its music video starring Kelly Preston in a love triangle with lead singer Adam Levine. The video is also in Sepia.

The song proved as successful as the band's previous hits, "This Love" and "Harder to Breathe", hitting number 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 charts, but it prompted many alternative radio outlets to remove Maroon 5 from their playlists, on the ground that the band's newer songs were too light for alt-rock audiences. These stations continued to play "Harder to Breathe" and "This Love", but Maroon 5's newer hits were played only on pop and adult contemporary stations.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "She Will Be Loved" tells a sad love story, featuring a lovelorn socialite (Kelly Preston) and her rich, deadbeat, abusive husband, whose relationship is juxtaposed with that of their daughter's (Corinne Carrey) relationship with a young man (played by lead singer Adam Levine). The younger man, however, constantly obsesses over his girlfriend's mother, understanding that, although she is constantly rejected by her husband and that her life is one of emotional anxiety, she is nonetheless beautiful and attractive, and possibly more so than his own girlfriend.


The opening of the video features Levine standing in front of a swimming pool. As he prepares to dive in, flashbacks appear: a younger woman swimming in a pool, Levine and the younger woman sharing a kiss, Levine comforting another woman who appears to be in distress, the older woman hiding alone in her car, and the older woman embracing the young man. Levine then dives into the pool via front flip and cools down when submerged underwater, unaware of what's to happen to him in falling in love that summer, while flashbacks appear: both women are walking side by side in the city, someone watches them from his/her car and the three protagonists are face to face, hinting at events that will ensue.

Afterwhich, the young man and his girlfriend visit her home and they dive into the swimming pool, sharing a kiss. As he resurfaces from swimming, the young man finds his girlfriend introducing him to her mother who, in the middle of helping her daughter dry from swimming, glances in the young man's direction. As the quartet relax at the rich couple's social gathering, everyone, except the young man, are oblivious to the reality that not everything is right in the socialite's relationship with the much older man. One night while walking down the stairs, the young man comes to find someone lying unconscious in the room. Recognizing the unconscious to be the mother, he goes to revive her and discovers that she's been abused by someone, judging by her red lipstick smeared across her face. Miraculously, the mother awakens and they kiss, accompanied by flashbacks revealing that she was abused by her husband.

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the two episodes "Life in a Dream House" (the first season) and "The Desperate Kingdom of Love" (the second season) from the television series One Tree Hill.

The acoustic version of the song appeared in the fourth season episode "Gone" from the television series Smallville.

The song was featured in the film The Last Song, sung by Miley Cyrus. Kelly Preston who appeared in the song's music video, also appears in the film.

Awards and achievements[edit]

In 2005, the song was nominated at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals category.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Cover versions[edit]


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