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)
"Girls Like You"
(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 directed by Travis Schneider. It features various recorded clips of frontman Adam Levine using Snapchat filters while lip-syncing to the song, his wife, Behati Prinsloo, makes a cameo appearance.[6]

The official music video was released on February 8, 2018 on Vevo,[7] the video stars American actress Alexandra Daddario and was directed by Dave Meyers.[8] As of June 14, 2018, the music video has over 80 million views.[7]

Live performances[edit]

On January 18, 2018, Maroon 5 performed the song for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11.[9] Pop band Echosmith, praised their latter performance as "one of the best sounding tv performances",[10] the band also performed with the song on The Voice[11] and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Track listing[edit]

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

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording

Personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Argentina Anglo (Monitor Latino)[12] 11
Australia (ARIA)[13] 91
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 9
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[15] 4
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[16] 35
Canada AC (Billboard)[17] 4
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 12
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[19] 8
Croatia (HRT)[20] 74
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[21] 47
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[22] 15
Ireland (IRMA)[23] 82
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[24] 34
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[25] 7
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) [26]
Chromeo Remix
12
Portugal (AFP)[27] 74
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[28] 68
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[29] 49
South Korea International (Gaon)[30] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 57
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[32] 79
US Billboard Hot 100[33] 24
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[34] 10
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[35] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[36] 5
Venezuela Anglo (Record Report)[37] 3
Venezuela Rock (Record Report)[38] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[39] Platinum 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[40] Gold 500,000double-dagger

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

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]

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  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. 
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  10. ^ "Echosmith Praises Maroon 5". Twitter. March 11, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018. 
  11. ^ Butler, Karen (April 20, 2018). "Adam Levine and Maroon 5 to perform on 'The Voice' Tuesday – UPI.com". UPI. Retrieved April 25, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Top 20 Argentina Anglo – Del 26 de Marzo al 1 de Abril, 2018" (in Spainsh). Monitor Latino. Retrieved April 4, 2018. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #462". auspOp. March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maroon 5 – Wait" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
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  20. ^ "Croatia ARC TOP 40". HRT. Retrieved February 28, 2018. 
  21. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201749 into search. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  22. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  23. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. 6 December 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  25. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. November 13, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  27. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Maroon 5 – Wait". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  28. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201812 into search. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  29. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201749 into search. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  30. ^ "Gaon Download Chart – Issue date: 2017.10.29 – 2017.11.04". Gaon Chart. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  31. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Maroon 5 – Wait". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  32. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  33. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  34. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  35. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  36. ^ "Maroon 5 Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  37. ^ "Anglo" (in Spanish). Record Report. April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018. 
  38. ^ "Rock" (in Spanish). Record Report. April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  39. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Maroon 5 – Wait". Music Canada. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  40. ^ "American single certifications – Maroon 5 – Wait". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 15, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH