Wake Up Call (Maroon 5 song)

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"Wake Up Call"
Maroon5-WakeUpCall.jpg
Single by Maroon 5
from the album It Won't Be Soon Before Long
B-side
  • "Story"
  • "Losing My Mind"
Released July 17, 2007 (United States)
Format
Length 3:21
Label A&M/Octone
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Maroon 5 singles chronology
"Makes Me Wonder"
(2007)
"Wake Up Call"
(2007)
"Won't Go Home Without You"
(2007)

"Makes Me Wonder"
(2007)
"Wake Up Call"
(2007)
"Won't Go Home Without You"
(2007)
Music video
"Wake Up Call" on YouTube

"Wake Up Call" is a song by American pop rock band Maroon 5. It was released on July 17, 2007, as the second single from their second studio album It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007).

A remix version by Mark Ronson with featured guest Mary J. Blige, was released on November 13, 2007[1] and was included on the band's remix album Call and Response: The Remix Album (2008).

Before the release of "Wake Up Call", the band promoted by performing it a half-step lower. The song was BBC Radio 1 playlisted for the playlist week beginning July 18, 2007. As of June 2014, the song has sold 1,821,000 copies in the US.[2]

Background[edit]

The band confirmed the song as the album's second single on MTV's Total Request Live on May 22, 2007.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Wake Up Call" is directed by Jonas Åkerlund. The video is presented as a trailer for an imaginary NC-17-rated movie. It features Adam Levine's leading lady for the video, Kim Smith, talking with the suspicious Levine, asking for his forgiveness since she had sex with another man whom Levine doesn't know and who serves as the antagonist in the video. As the video progresses, Levine arrives home, kicking down the door upon hearing noises coming from the bedroom and catches his girlfriend cheating on him with the other man (played by Jeremy Sisto). As his girlfriend tries to break up the fight between both men while attempting to explain the reason of her infidelity to her boyfriend, Levine immediately shoots him in the chest, killing him. While his girlfriend watched in horror as her lover dies from the fatal gunshot, Levine covers up the body and drags it out of the bedroom. The rest of the video centers around Maroon 5 and Levine's girlfriend going through an elaborate plan to cover up the murder.

A director's cut version include more scenes from the original video.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in television shows and video games are Entourage, The Hills and Rock Band.

Track listing[edit]

CD Promo
No.TitleLength
1."Wake Up Call" (Album Version)3:21
UK 2-track CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Wake Up Call" (Album Version)3:21
2."Story" (Non-LP Version)4:30
Australia 2-track CD single 1744499
No.TitleLength
1."Wake Up Call" (Album Version)3:21
2."Losing My Mind" (Non-LP Version)3:21
CD single [Enhanced]
No.TitleLength
1."Wake Up Call" (Album Version)3:21
2."Losing My Mind" (Non-LP Version)3:21
3."Makes Me Wonder" (Harry Choo Choo Romero's Bambossa Mix)6:06
4."Wake Up Call" (Video) 
5."Won't Go Home Without You" (Video) 

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wake Up Call" Mark Ronson remix w/ Mary J. Blige. maroon5.com. November 8, 2007. Retrieved on November 12, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Trust, Gary (June 15, 2014). "Ask Billboard: MAGIC!'s 'Rude' Revives Reggae". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  3. ^ "Wake Up Call (Director's Cut version)". YouTube. Retrieved June 10, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call Hitlisten.nu" (in Danish). Tracklisten.
  11. ^ "Maroon 5 – Chart history" European Hot 100 for Maroon 5.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Maroon 5 Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2007". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call". Top Digital Download.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 36, 2007" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "Pop Rock" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2007-09-29. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2007". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call". Music Canada. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved May 25, 2017.  Type Maroon 5 in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Wake Up Call in the box under TÍTULO
  28. ^ "American single certifications – Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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