Lost Stars

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"Lost Stars"
Song by Adam Levine and Keira Knightley
from the album Begin Again Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and V
ReleasedJune 30, 2014
Recorded2012; Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York
  • Gregg Alexander
  • Nick Lashley
  • Nick Southwood with additional vocal production by Danielle Brisebois

"Lost Stars" is an original song performed by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine for the romantic comedy-drama film Begin Again. It was released on June 30, 2014, through ALXNDR, 222 Records, Polydor, and Interscope in the United States.

The song was written and produced by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood. It is also performed by actress Keira Knightley in the film. The music was recorded in New York City at Electric Lady Studios in mid-2012.

"Lost Stars" was performed live for the first time on the season finale of The Voice's seventh season by Levine and his team member Matt McAndrew. Their performance peaked at number 83 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1] Later, Levine performed the song with his band Maroon 5 at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, 2015.[2]


Chart (2014–15) Peak
France (SNEP)[3] 145
South Korean International Chart (Gaon)[4] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 93
Duet with Matt McAndrew
Chart (2014) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 86
US Billboard Hot 100 83


"Lost Stars" was nominated for a 2015 Critics Choice Award for Best Original Song, but lost to "Glory" by John Legend and Common from Selma. The song was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 2015 Academy Awards, where it also lost to "Glory".

Stevie McCrorie version[edit]

"Lost Stars"
Lost Stars.jpg
Single by Stevie McCrorie
Released5 April 2015
FormatDigital download
Stevie McCrorie singles chronology
"Lost Stars"
"My Heart Never Lies"

In April 2015, Stevie McCrorie, winner of the fourth series of The Voice UK, released a cover version of "Lost Stars" as his winner's single after he won. He released the single in the United Kingdom on 5 April 2015 as a digital download.

Live performances[edit]

On 4 April 2015, McCrorie performed the song Lost Stars live on The Voice UK grand final.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Lost Stars"3:16

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 87
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[7] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 6

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 5 April 2015 Digital download


  1. ^ "headlineplanet.com". headlineplanet.com. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Watch Adam Levine and Maroon 5 Perform "Lost Stars" at the Oscars". Time. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Adam Levine – Lost Stars" (in French). Les classement single.
  4. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon. Archived from the original on September 24, 2014. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 15, 2015". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.

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