"My Heart Is Open"
Maroon 5 - V
Song by Maroon 5 featuring Gwen Stefani
from the album V
August 29, 2014
222 Records, Interscope Records
Adam Levine, Benjamin Levin, Sia Furler, Rodney Jerkins, Andre Lindal
Benny Blanco, Darkchild, Andre Lindal, Adam Levine
V track listing
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"My Heart Is Open" is a song recorded by Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani for Maroon 5's fifth studio album, V. The song was written by Adam Levine, Benjamin Levin, Sia Furler, Rodney Jerkins, and Andre Lindal, with production from Benny Blanco, Darkchild, Lindal, and Levine. The song 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]

Background 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. And Adam won't shut up about how cool she is as a person. A lot of times when you meet your idols it's a letdown, but it's the opposite case with Gwen, apparently." Valentine also told Billboard that Stefani's band No Doubt influenced the early incarnation of Maroon 5, Kara's Flowers.

Valentine added that the band was thrilled to work with Sia on the track, stating, "Living here in Los Angeles we've known Sia for a long time, back from when she was just an artist, before her second act as, like, the most brilliant pop songwriter of all time, so it was really cool just to work with her."[2]

Critical reception Edit

Marissa G. Muller of, called the song "the perfect closer. It's a slow-burning song, as Maroon 5 have been known to make."[3]

Live performances Edit

Levine and Stefani performed the song at the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015. The song was also performed at the very beginning of Maroon 5's 2015 world tour, Maroon 5 World Tour 2015, however, it was replaced by "It Was Always You."[4]

Chart performance Edit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 94
South Korea International Chart (Gaon) 13
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 7

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