Wait (Maroon 5 song)

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"Wait"
Maroon5Wait.jpg
Single by Maroon 5
from the album Red Pill Blues
Released January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)
Format
Recorded 2017
Studio Conway Recording, Los Angeles
Length 3:10
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • John Ryan
Maroon 5 singles chronology
"What Lovers Do"
(2017)
"Wait"
(2018)
Music video
"Wait"
"Wait" (Snapchat version)
on YouTube

"Wait" is a song by American pop rock band Maroon 5. It was released on January 16, 2018 to contemporary hit radio as the second single from the band's sixth studio album, Red Pill Blues (2017).[1] The song was released as a promotional single on October 31, 2017. It was written by Adam Levine, John Ryan, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, and Ammar Malik and was produced by Ryan. It served as the third countdown single released from the album following "Whiskey". The official remix was released on January 26, 2018, featuring rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie.[2]

Composition[edit]

"Wait" has a duration of 3 minutes and 10 seconds. It was written by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, John Ryan, Jacob "JKash" Kasher Hindlin, and Ammar Malik and was produced by John Ryan.

Release[edit]

"Wait" was announced on October 30, 2017.[3] The song was released as an instant-grat the following day on Halloween, October 31, 2017 worldwide.[4]

Music video[edit]

An unofficial music video was released exclusively on Spotify on December 15, 2017.[5] On January 16, 2018, a Snapchat version was released on Spotify and on Vevo the following day. It features various recorded clips of frontman Adam Levine using Snapchat filters while lip-syncing to the song. His wife, Behati Prinsloo Levine, makes a cameo appearence.[6]

The official music video was released on February 8, 2018 on Vevo. The video stars American actress Alexandra Daddario and was directed by Dave Meyers.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – Chromeo Remix
No. Title Length
1. "Wait" (Chromeo Remix) 4:19
Digital download – A Boogie wit da Hoodie Remix
No. Title Length
1. "Wait" (Remix) (featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie) 3:10

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording

Personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 19
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 11
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 49
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[11] 47
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 82
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[13] 34
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[14] 7
Philippines (Philippine Hot 100)[15] 75
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) [16]
Chromeo Remix
55
Portugal (AFP)[17] 74
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[18] 49
South Korea International (Gaon)[19] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 57
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 79
US Billboard Hot 100[22] 43
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[23] 25
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[24] 15
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[25] 19

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various[a] October 31, 2017 Digital download [4]
United States January 16, 2018 Contemporary hit radio [1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Release as a promotional single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top 40/M Future Releases – Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". All Access. January 4, 2018. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Wait (feat. A Boogie wit da Hoodie) - Single by Maroon 5 on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Maroon 5". Facebook.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Red Pill Blues (Deluxe) by Maroon 5 on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  5. ^ Levine, Adam. "Our video for #WAIT is out now on @Spotify". Twitter. Retrieved February 10, 2018. 
  6. ^ Krzaczek, Katie (January 17, 2018). "Maroon 5 Debut Snapchat-Filtered 'Wait' Music Video". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 
  7. ^ Maroon 5 – Wait
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maroon 5 – Wait" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maroon 5 – Wait" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201749 into search. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. 6 December 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  14. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. November 13, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  15. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Maroon 5 – Wait". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  18. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201749 into search. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  19. ^ "Gaon Download Chart – Issue date: 2017.10.29 – 2017.11.04". Gaon Chart. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  22. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  23. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  24. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  25. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018.