What Lovers Do

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"What Lovers Do"
Whatloversdo.jpg
Single by Maroon 5 featuring SZA
from the album Red Pill Blues
Released August 30, 2017 (2017-08-30)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop[1]
Length 3:19
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Maroon 5 singles chronology
"Cold"
(2017)
"What Lovers Do"
(2017)
"Wait"
(2018)

"Cold"
(2017)
"What Lovers Do"
(2017)
"Wait"
(2018)
SZA singles chronology
"Love Galore"
(2017) Love Galore2017
"What Lovers Do"
(2017) What Lovers Do2017
"Homemade Dynamite (Remix)"
(2017) Homemade Dynamite (Remix)2017
Music video
"What Lovers Do" on YouTube

"What Lovers Do" is a song by American pop rock band Maroon 5 featuring American R&B singer SZA. It was released on August 30, 2017, as the lead single from the band's sixth studio album Red Pill Blues (2017).[4] The song contains an interpolation of the 2016 song "Sexual" by Neiked featuring Dyo, therefore Victor Rådström, Dyo and Elina Stridh are credited as songwriters.

Background and release[edit]

After extensive touring in support of their fifth studio album, V (2014), Maroon 5 began the writing and recording sessions for their sixth studio album. On October 11, 2016, the band released the tropical house single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring American rapper Kendrick Lamar.[5] Another single, entitled "Cold", featuring American rapper Future, was released on February 14, 2017.[6] However, both songs are later appeared in the deluxe edition of Red Pill Blues.[7] In August 2017, videos and Snapchats from lead singer Adam Levine revealed that the group were recording the music video for "What Lovers Do" with recording artist SZA.

On August 26, 2017, the name "What Lovers Do" and cover art for the track were revealed on the online media knowledge base website Genius.[8] The release date for the single was revealed three days prior.[9]

A 16-second preview of the single was unveiled by the band on their official website on August 27, 2017.[10]

Composition[edit]

"What Lovers Do" runs for approximately three minutes and 20 seconds. It was written by Adam Levine, Starrah, Jason Evigan and Solána Imani Rowe and was produced by Jason Evigan, Ben Billions, Sam Farrar and Noah Passovoy. Victor Radstrom, Dyo, and Elina Stridh are also credited songwriters on the record, as songwriters of "Sexual" by Neiked.[11]

The song is performed in the key of B major with a tempo of 110 beats per minute.[12] The song follows a chord progression of E5–Gm–F–B–E, and the vocals in the song span from F3 to D5 in common time.[13]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on Vevo on September 28, 2017, and was directed by Joseph Kahn.[14]

Live performances[edit]

The band performed "What Lovers Do" for the first time at Rock in Rio in Rio de Janeiro on September 16, 2017.[citation needed] The band also played it during their appearances on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Voice.

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, "What Lovers Do" has reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Maroon 5's 13th and SZA's first top 10 in the country.[15] As of September 2017, it has moved 116,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[16] The track reached number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the band's 10th single in Australia to reach the top 10.[17]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."What Lovers Do" (featuring SZA)3:16
Digital download – Slushii Remix
No.TitleLength
1."What Lovers Do" (Slushii Remix)4:14
Digital download – A-Trak Remix
No.TitleLength
1."What Lovers Do" (A-Trak Remix)3:35

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[98] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Belgium (BEA)[99] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[100] 4× Platinum 320,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[101] Platinum 90,000^
France (SNEP)[102] Platinum 150,000*
Germany (BVMI)[103] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[104] 2× Platinum 100,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[105] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Portugal (AFP)[106] Platinum 10,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[107] Platinum 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[108] 3× Platinum 120,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[109] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[110] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various August 30, 2017 Digital download [9]
United States September 5, 2017 Contemporary hit radio [4]
Hot adult contemporary radio [111]
Rhythmic contemporary radio [112]
Italy September 15, 2017 Contemporary hit radio Universal [113]
United Kingdom Polydor [114]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wass, Mike (August 30, 2017). "Maroon 5 & SZA's "What Lovers Do" Sounds Like A Smash". Idolator. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "What Lovers Do". Deezer. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Maroon 5 Teams Up With SZA For New Single "What Lovers Do"". Idolator. August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Top 40/M Future Releases – Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates ..." Allaccess.com. August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Maroon 5 Will Release A New Single Tonight Featuring Kendrick Lamar". The FADER. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Maroon 5 To Release New Single 'Cold' Feat. Future This Month – HipHop-N-More". Hiphop-n-more.com. February 8, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  7. ^ Blistein, Jon (October 5, 2017). "Maroon 5 Detail New Album, 'Red Pill Blues'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 14, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Maroon 5 (Ft. SZA) – What Lovers Do". Genius.com. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Maroon 5 & SZA's New Single Will Be Released At 9PM PT on August 29". Headlineplanet.com. August 24, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Maroon 5 – #WhatLoversDo – New Single Out Now!". Maroon 5. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  11. ^ "What Lovers Do / Maroon 5 TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  12. ^ "What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) – Maroon 5, SZA – Spot On Track". www.spotontrack.com. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  13. ^ Levine, Adam. "Maroon 5 feat. SZA "What Lovers Do" Sheet Music in Bb Major (transposable) – Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  14. ^ Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do ft. SZA
  15. ^ Trust, Gary (November 13, 2017). "Post Malone Rules Billboard Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Sam Smith Hits New High, Maroon 5 & SZA Reach Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Nielsen SoundScan charts – Digital Songs – Week Ending: 09/28/2017" (PDF). Nielsen SoundScan. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Seven weeks at the top for Post Malone's Rockstar". Australian Recording Industry Association. November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Top 20 Argentina – Del 20 al 26 de Noviembre, 2017" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. November 20, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Top 20 Argentina Anglo – Del 13 al 19 de Noviembre, 2017" (in Spainsh). Monitor Latino. Retrieved April 4, 2018. 
  20. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  21. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  23. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  24. ^ "Bolivia General" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Archived from the original on January 8, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  25. ^ "Rankings". Billboard Brasil (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018. 
  26. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  27. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  28. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  29. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  30. ^ "Top 100 Colombia" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  31. ^ "Costa Rica General" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Archived from the original on May 10, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  32. ^ "Croatia ARC TOP 40". HRT. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  33. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 20181 into search. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  34. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201745 into search. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  35. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". Tracklisten. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  36. ^ "Top 100 Ecuador" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018. 
  37. ^ "El Salvador General" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Archived from the original on May 10, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  38. ^ "Maroon 5 – Chart history". Billboard Euro Digital Songs for Maroon 5. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  39. ^ "Lescharts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  40. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  41. ^ "Honduras General" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Archived from the original on May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  42. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  43. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  44. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  45. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  46. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Maroon 5". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  47. ^ "Media Forest Weekly Charts". Media Forest. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  48. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". Top Digital Download. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  49. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  50. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  51. ^ "Maroon 5 Lebanese Chart Top 20 History". The Official Lebanese Top 20. September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  52. ^ "Top 20 Most Streamed International & Domestic Singles in Malaysia : Week 41 (6/10/2017 – 12/10/2017)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  53. ^ "Mexico Airplay: Dec 16, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2018. (Subscription required (help)). 
  54. ^ "Mexico Ingles Nov 4, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  55. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 46, 2017" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  56. ^ "Home – Mega Top 50 – AVROTROS – NPO 3FM". megatop50.3fm.nl. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  57. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  58. ^ "Charts.nz – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  59. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". VG-lista. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  60. ^ "Paraguay General" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Archived from the original on May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  61. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  62. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  63. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  64. ^ "Official Russia Top 100 Airplay Chart (week 52)" (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved January 11, 2018. 
  65. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  66. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201748 into search. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  67. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201743 into search. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  68. ^ "SloTop50: Slovenian official singles weekly chart" (in Slovenian). SloTop50. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  69. ^ "Gaon Download Chart – Issue date: 2017.07.09 – 2017.16.09" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved September 7, 2017. 
  70. ^ "Gaon Download Chart – Issue date: 2017.07.09 – 2017.16.09" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved September 7, 2017. 
  71. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  72. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  73. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  74. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  75. ^ "Uruguay General" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Archived from the original on November 13, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  76. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  77. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  78. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  79. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  80. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  81. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  82. ^ "Anglo" (in Spanish). Record Report. April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018. 
  83. ^ "ARIA End of Year Singles 2017". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  84. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2017". Ultratop. Retrieved December 21, 2017. 
  85. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  86. ^ "Croatia ARC 100 – Year-End 2017". HRT. Retrieved January 3, 2018. 
  87. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
  88. ^ "Rádiós Top 100 – hallgatottsági adatok alapján – 2017". Mahasz. Retrieved February 17, 2018. 
  89. ^ "Single Top 100 – eladási darabszám alapján – 2017". Mahasz. Retrieved February 17, 2018. 
  90. ^ "Stream Top 100 – 2017". Mahasz. Retrieved February 17, 2018. 
  91. ^ "Classifiche annuali dei dischi più venduti e dei singoli più scaricati nel 2017" (Click on "Scarica allegato" and open the "Classifica annuale 2017 Singoli digital" file) (in Italian). FIMI. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  92. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 2017". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  93. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2017" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  94. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2017 – hitparade.ch". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  95. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  96. ^ "Adult Pop Songs Year End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  97. ^ "Pop Songs Year End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  98. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. February 5, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2018. 
  99. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2018". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  100. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". Music Canada. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  101. ^ "Maroon 5 feat. Sza "What Lovers Do"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved June 13, 2018. 
  102. ^ "French single certifications – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  103. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Maroon 5 feat. SZA; 'What Lovers Do')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved April 25, 2018. 
  104. ^ "Italian single certifications – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  105. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
  106. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com - Singles Top 100 (09/2018)". Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
  107. ^ "Spanish single certifications – Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do feat SZA" elportaldemusica.es. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  108. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved March 9, 2018.  Type Maroon 5 feat. SZA in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select What Lovers Do and see certification.
  109. ^ "British single certifications – Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 12, 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter What Lovers Do in the search field and then press Enter.
  110. ^ "American single certifications – Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 15, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  111. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  112. ^ "Top 40/Rhythmic-Crossover > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  113. ^ "Maroon 5 feat. SZA- What Lovers DoRadioDate". Radioairplay.fm. Retrieved September 11, 2017. 
  114. ^ "BBC – Radio 1 – Playlist". BBC Radio 1. September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.