|Adam Levine with ex-girlfriend Anne V. in the video for "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" in 2011.|
It's Saint Valentine's Day. Also known as the Feast of Saint Valentine, Cupid Day, Day of Lust, or simply just a day to stay in bed and watch movies all night by yourself with a tub of ice cream. Either or, we have a got a newly brewed countdown for you. The top 5 love songs by pop rock Los Angeles rockers Maroon 5.
We're excluding songs pre-Maroon 5, which include James Valentine's band Square and Kara's Flowers. We're only including songs from the band's 4 studio albums; Songs About Jane, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, and Overexposed, and the EP The B-Side Collection. Last year we did a similar countdown but was cleverly titled the Top 10 Heartbreaking Maroon 5 Songs of all time, however was deleted, somehow. Don't ask... But today, according to suggestions from fans who follow us on Twitter and Facebook and other critical web blogs, we're counting down the top 5 love songs.
So let's get started.
5. "Miss You, Love You", from the album The B-Side Collection
Starting off the countdown is an outtake from Maroon 5's second studio album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long titled "Miss You Love You", derived from the EP The B-Side Collection. The song is a simply well put-together tune consisting of cheesy, melodic lyrics such as "I miss you, I love you, It's a shame you can't stay away from me this time." Let's not forget Adam's croon at the start of the song as he sings "...going south, kiss your mouth, lick my lips, grab your hips."
4. "I Can't Lie", from the album Hands All Over
"I Can't Lie" is undeniably one of Maroon 5's most romantic, easy-on-the-ears type of songs with an easy listening guitar rhythm that'll be sure to make you sway back and forth. Practically listening to the song makes you get butterflies in your stomach. Simply about Levine confessing his want for a woman of higher power, "I Can't Lie" has cheesy, yet desirable lyrics including the chorus; "I can't lie you're on my mind, stuck inside my head, I wanna feel your heart beat for me instead, yeah."
3. "Never Gonna Leave This Bed", from the album Hands All Over
Okay, so it's easy to say that Hands All Over is obviously Maroon 5's sexiest album with more songs about love rather than love lost, like it's predecessors Jane (2002) and It Won't Be Soon... (2007). "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" speaks for itself in the title of the song as it's simply about Levine and a girl holding on to a relationship that's just TOO good to let go. "Wake you up, in the middle of the night to say, I will never walk away again [...] I'm never gonna leave this bed," singer Adam Levine sings in the first chrorus of this Levine-Carmichael masterpiece.
2. "She Will Be Loved", from the album Songs About Jane
One of Maroon 5's biggest hits of all time, "She Will Be Loved" comes close to first place. But not just quite. "Loved" was one of the L.A. group's first top 10 hit singles and has thus far achieved a multi-platinum status world wide over the past decade even winning Maroon 5 their first Grammy Award in 2005 for Best New Artist. Unlike all the other tracks on the band's big-time debut, Songs About Jane, this cut leans more towards wishful thinking and high hopes for loving that special lady rather than "I'm never coming back" vibe like the rest of Jane. That's what makes "Loved" a unique stand-out from the album, and high on the top 5 list. But what could possibly be #1?
1. "Daylight", from the album Overexposed
Here we are at #1. One of Maroon 5's biggest hits last year, "Daylight" takes the top spot on our top 5 Maroon 5 love songs of all time. Maybe you disagree, but pay attention to the lyrics. Often compared to Bruno Mars' single "Just the Way You Are", "Daylight" is about Levine falling in love with a woman overnight (maybe a one night stand...?) much like "One More Night", but without the guilt, as Billboard states. It may be another song about saying goodbye, however it has its "I would kill to see you again" moments.
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