My Heart Is Open

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"My Heart Is Open"
Song by Maroon 5 featuring Gwen Stefani
from the album V
Released August 29, 2014
Recorded 2014
Genre Pop
Length 3:57
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
V track listing
"Feelings"
(10)
"My Heart Is Open"
(11)
"This Summer"
(12)

"My Heart Is Open" is a song recorded by Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album, V (2014). The song features guest vocals from American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani, it was released on August 29, 2014, as the eleventh and closing track on V by Interscope Records.

Background and composition[edit]

James Valentine, the guitarist for Maroon 5, stated "it's cool for all of us to have [Stefani] on the record, and Adam won't shut up about how cool she is as a person." Valentine also told Billboard that Stefani's band No Doubt influenced the early incarnation of Maroon 5, Kara's Flowers.

"My Heart Is Open" was written and produced by Adam Levine, Benny Blanco, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, and Andre Lindal, with additional writing from Sia. Musically, "My Heart Is Open" is a piano ballad and contains many elements of general pop music. Chris Payne of Billboard magazine describes the song as "an emotional piano ballad clearly crafted for Adult Contemporary radio domination."[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon release, "My Heart Is Open" received generally favorable reviews from contemporary music critics. Marissa G. Muller of Radio.com, called the song "the perfect closer. It's a slow-burning song, as Maroon 5 have been known to make".[2]

Live performances[edit]

Levine and Stefani performed the song for the first time at the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015,[3] the song is also included on the set list for Maroon 5's 2015 world tour, Maroon 5 World Tour 2015.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "My Heart Is Open" – 3:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 94
South Korea International Chart (Gaon)[5] 13
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 7
US Pop Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payne, Chris (29 August 2014). "Hear Maroon 5's Gwen Stefani Collaboration 'My Heart Is Open'". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Muller, Marissa G. "Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani Duet on New Song 'My Heart is Open': Listen". Radio.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Feeney, Nolan (8 February 2015). "Watch Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani Duet at the Grammys". TIME Magazine. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Pop Digital Songs for Gwen Stefani. Retrieved 26 December 2015.