Locked Away

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"Locked Away"
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Single by R. City featuring Adam Levine
from the album What Dreams Are Made Of
ReleasedJune 29, 2015 (2015-06-29)
FormatDigital download
RecordedDecember 2014
Genre
Length3:49
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
  • Ridge Morton
Rock City singles chronology
"For Everybody"
(2015)
"Locked Away"
(2015)
"Make Up"
(2015)
Adam Levine singles chronology
"Heavy"
(2013)
"Locked Away"
(2015)
"Mic Jack"
(2017)

"Locked Away" is a song by Virgin Islands production duo R. City featuring American singer Adam Levine, the lead singer of pop rock band Maroon 5. The song was released on June 29, 2015, by Kemosabe Records and RCA Records.[1] The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the duo's first top ten hit and Levine's first single that he did not co-write.

Composition[edit]

Musically, "Locked Away" is a dancehall and reggae fusion song.[citation needed] According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing, the song is written in the key of D major with a tempo of 94 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression of DBmGDA, and the vocals span from B3 to A5.[2] The song borrows its hook from Captain & Tennille's 1979 single "Do That to Me One More Time".

Remix[edit]

The official remix is titled "Locked Away Again (The Remix)" and features an additional verse from American rapper Lil Wayne.

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Locked Away" was released on August 14, 2015.[3]

The music video features four different families, a soldier leaving his family to return to service, a man (Theron Thomas of R City) and a woman (Chantel K Davis) fighting to make ends meet, a man (Timothy Thomas of R City) returning home to his child and the child's mother, and a father and daughter torn apart by an unlawful act. All suffering from vignettes of love, loss, poverty, and imprisonment, all set over Levine's crooned chorus "If I got locked away / and we lost it all today / tell me honestly / would you still love me the same?"

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[56] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[57] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[58] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[59] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[60] Gold 30,000^
Germany (BVMI)[61] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[62] 3× Platinum 150,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[63] Platinum 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[64] 4× Platinum 80,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[65] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[66] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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