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Singles is a greatest hits album by American pop rock band Maroon 5 released on September 25, 2015, through 222 Records and Interscope Records. The album includes twelve of the band's greatest hit singles released from their first five studio albums: Songs About Jane (2002), It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010), Overexposed (2012), and V (2014).

Singles
Maroon 5 Singles cover.png
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2015
Recorded2001–2014
Length43:44
Label
Producer
Maroon 5 chronology
V
(2014)
Singles
(2015)
Red Pill Blues
(2017)

Singles was released during the Maroon V Tour in Asia.[1] The album does not contain any new or unreleased songs.[2]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

On September 1, 2015, Interscope Records announced that Maroon 5 would be releasing their debut greatest hits album, on their label.[3] The track listing and album art cover were announced on the same day,[4] revealing that there will be only 12 singles featured on the compilation album and will not withhold any new or unreleased tracks. Fans have also responded to the lack of more favorable hits on the album, such as "Harder to Breathe", "Sunday Morning" and "Won't Go Home Without You".[5]

Album artworkEdit

The album artwork for Singles was shot and edited by photographer and tourist Travis Schneider, also known as bootswallace on various social media websites, which was confirmed by Schneider via Twitter on September 6, 2015.[6] The photo was taken whilst on tour with Maroon 5 on their North American leg of their world tour backstage.

Critical receptionEdit

Writing for Contactmusic.com, Alex Lai stated: "For anyone who has forgotten or indeed not been familiar with the work of Adam Levine and company, this is a fine demonstration of their ability to blend genres".[7]

Commercial performanceEdit

The album debuted at number six in Japan, selling 11,000 physical copies in its first week.[8] In Brazil, the album debut at number eight in ABPD chart, selling 20,000 copies in its first week.[9]

Track listingEdit

Singles – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."This Love" (from Songs About Jane)3:27
2."Payphone" (featuring Wiz Khalifa) (from Overexposed)3:51
3."She Will Be Loved" (from Songs About Jane)Wallace4:14
4."One More Night" (from Overexposed)
  • Shellback
  • Martin
3:39
5."Moves Like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera) (from re-release of Hands All Over)
  • Levine
  • Levin
  • Malik
  • Shellback
  • Shellback
  • Blanco
3:21
6."Wake Up Call" (from It Won't Be Soon Before Long)
  • Levine
  • Valentine
3:21
7."Misery" (from Hands All Over)
  • Levine
  • Carmichael
  • Farrar
Robert John "Mutt" Lange3:36
8."Maps" (from V)
  • Tedder
  • Blanco
  • Zancanella
  • Noah Passovoy
3:11
9."Makes Me Wonder" (from It Won't Be Soon Before Long)
3:31
10."Animals" (from V)
  • Levine
  • Shellback
  • Levin
Shellback3:51
11."Daylight" (from Overexposed)
  • Levine
  • Martin
  • SAMM
  • Mason Levy
  • Levine
  • MdL
  • Martin
3:46
12."Sugar" (from V)3:56
Total length:43:44

Notes

PersonnelEdit

  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, songwriter, band member
  • Jesse Carmichael – keyboards, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter, band member
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar, songwriter, band member
  • James Valentine – lead guitar, backing vocals, songwriter, band member
  • Matt Flynn – drums, percussion, band member
  • PJ Morton – keyboards, backing vocals, band member
  • Ryan Dusick – drums, percussion (on tracks 1 and 3), band member (former)
  • Sam Farrar – production, keyboards, programming, songwriter, band touring member
  • Christina Aguilera – guest vocals (on track 5)
  • Wiz Khalifa – guest vocals (on track 2)

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2015–17) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 69
Brazilian Albums (ABPD)[14] 8
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 35
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 30
Irish Albums (IRMA)[17] 55
Italian Albums (FIMI)[18] 51
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[19] 16
South Korean International Albums (Gaon)[20] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[21] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 35

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2017) Position
Japanese Albums (Billboard Japan)[23] 87
Chart (2018) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[24] 57

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[25] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Country Date
Japan September 25, 2015[27]
Various October 16, 2015[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maroon 5". www.maroon5.com. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Maroon 5 Greatest Hits Album 'Singles' Missing Numerous Songs, Will Fans Buy It?". The Inquisitr News. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Maroon 5 have a greatest hits on the way, but some of the hits are missing". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  4. ^ Alberto Graziola (1 September 2015). "Maroon 5, Singles - Greatest Hits - Canzoni più famose". Soundsblog.it. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Does Maroon 5 Care For 'Songs About Jane' Anymore? Greatest Hits Album Suggests Otherwise". The Inquisitr News. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Travis Schneider". Twitter. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  7. ^ Lai, Alex (23 November 2015). "Maroon 5 - Singles Album Review". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  8. ^ 週間 CDアルバムランキング 2015年10月05日付. Oricon. September 29, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Atualização 07/11/2015 ~ Vendas De Albuns Brasil". databasebrasil.blogspot.com.br.
  10. ^ "Singles - Maroon 5" (in Japanese). iTunes Store. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "Singles - Maroon 5" (in Japanese). iTunes Store. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  12. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Maroon 5 – Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maroon 5 – Singles" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  14. ^ "Brazil Top Albums (23/11/2015 a 29/11/2015)". Portal Sucesso. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  15. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Maroon 5 – Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  17. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 48, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  18. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Maroon 5 – Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  19. ^ "South Korea Gaon Album Chart". On the page, select "October 8, 2015" to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  20. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Album Chart". On the page, select "October 8, 2015", then "국외", to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  21. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Maroon 5 – Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  22. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  23. ^ "Hot Albums Year End" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  24. ^ "ARIA End of Year Albums 2018". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  25. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Maroon 5 – Singles" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved December 27, 2016. Select 2016年8月 on the drop-down menu
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Maroon 5 – Singles". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 12, 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Singles in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  27. ^ シングルス(初回生産限定低価格盤). Oricon. September 30, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  28. ^ "Adam Levine - Our SINGLES album will be released October... - Facebook". facebook.com.