Wake Up Call (Maroon 5 song)

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"Wake Up Call"
Single by Maroon 5
from the album It Won't Be Soon Before Long
  • "Story"
  • "Losing My Mind"
ReleasedJuly 17, 2007 (United States)
LabelA&M Octone
Maroon 5 singles chronology
"Makes Me Wonder"
"Wake Up Call"
"Won't Go Home Without You"
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). The band performed the song on 45th at Night, which originally included a special guest Eve for the remix version, but never officially recorded. However, the band later requested artist Mary J. Blige with musician Mark Ronson to appeared on the song's official remix version.[1] The remix was released on November 13, 2007 and included on the band's Call and Response: The Remix Album (2008).

The song was featured on the television shows Entourage and The Hills. 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]


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 film. 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, while Levine and Smith going through an elaborate plan to cover up the murder. Stormy Daniels makes a cameo appearance as the pole dancer.

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

Track listing[edit]

CD Promo
1."Wake Up Call" (Album Version)3:21
UK 2-track CD single
1."Wake Up Call" (Album Version)3:21
2."Story" (Non-LP Version)4:30
Australia 2-track CD single 1744499
1."Wake Up Call" (Album Version)3:21
2."Losing My Mind" (Non-LP Version)3:21
CD single [Enhanced]
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]


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  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
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  28. ^ "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
  29. ^ "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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