|Song by Adam Levine and Keira Knightley|
|from the album Begin Again and V|
|Released||June 23, 2014|
|Studio||Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York|
"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 23, 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 was recorded in New York City at Electric Lady Studios in mid-2012. "Lost Stars" also includes two versions, one for actress Keira Knightley and the other by Levine titled "Into the Night Mix", which are included on the film's soundtrack, with the original version appeared on the deluxe edition of Maroon 5's fifth studio album V (2014).
"Lost Stars" was performed live for the first time on the season finale of The Voice's season seven by Levine and his team member Matt McAndrew. Their performance peaked at number 83 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Later, Levine performed the song with his band Maroon 5 at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, 2015.
Adam Levine version
- Official version (Lyric video)
- Acoustic version
An acoustic version of the song was released on August 29, 2014. The video shows Levine performing the song in a recording studio with Maroon 5 member James Valentine playing the guitar. This version does not appear on the film's soundtrack.
Keira Knightley version
- Official version (Lyric video)
|South Korean International Chart (Gaon)||1|
|UK Singles (OCC)||93|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||86|
|US Billboard Hot 100||83|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
"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". However, the song did won for Best Original Song in a Feature Film at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
|Award||Category||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Result||Ref.|
|Academy Awards||Best Original Song||Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois for "Lost Stars"||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Song||Keira Knightley performed "Lost Stars"||Nominated|
|Hollywood Music in Media Awards||Best Original Song in a Feature Film||Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois for "Lost Stars"||Won|
Stevie McCrorie version
|Single by Stevie McCrorie|
|Released||5 April 2015|
|Stevie McCrorie singles chronology|
On 4 April 2015, McCrorie performed the song "Lost Stars" live on The Voice UK grand final, with the single being released the next day as a digital download. It reached number 6 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 in his native Scotland the following week.
|UK Singles (OCC)||6|
|United Kingdom||5 April 2015||Digital download|
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