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She Will Be Loved

"She Will Be Loved" is the third single from the American band Maroon 5's  2002 debut album, Songs About Jane. Released in 2004, the single peaked at #5 in the United States, and has sold over 2,722,000 downloads since release as of December 2012. It also peaked at #4 in the United Kingdom. The song reached #1 in Australia and remained at the top for 5 non-consecutive weeks. The single is noted for its music video which stars Kelly Preston. Being as successful as "This Love"  and alternative rock stations playing the song and "Harder to Breathe", "She Will Be Loved" was the song that made alternative radio outlets remove Maroon 5 off their playlists due to their newer songs being too light for the format and "Harder to Breathe" and "This Love" were the only songs being played on the format and Maroon 5's newer hits were only played on pop and adult contemporary stations. The song achieved the same success as its prior hit also hitting number 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 charts.

Music VideoEdit

The music video for "She Will Be Loved" features a young man (played by lead singer Adam Levine). The music video details his love for the socialite mother (played by Kelly Preston) of his girlfriend (played by Corinne Carrey). The mother is not receiving love from her wealthy husband, and turns to Levine for comfort after he discovers her unconsious.

SynopsisEdit

Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved04:28

Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved

The music video for "She Will Be Loved" features a lovelorn socialite (Kelly Preston) and her rich, deadbeat, abusive husband, whose relationship is juxtaposed with that of their daughter's (Corinne Carrey) relationship with a young man (played by lead singer Adam Levine). The younger man, however, constantly obsesses over his girlfriend's mother, understanding that, although she is constantly rejected by her husband and that her life is one of emotional anxiety, she is nonetheless beautiful and attractive, and possibly more so than his own girlfriend.

The beginning of the video features Levine standing in front of a swimming pool. Before diving in, flashbacks appear of what appears to be a young woman swimming in a pool, Levine and the younger woman kissing, Levine comforting another woman who appears to be in distraught, the other woman hiding alone in her car at night, and Levine and the other woman slow dancing together, hinting at possible romantic connections to follow. Levine then dives into the pool via front flip to cool down, remaining unaware of what's to happen to him in the summer, while more flashbacks appear; the older woman and the younger woman walking side by side in the city shopping together while someone (presumably Levine) watches from his car, and all three protagonists are brought face to face, hinting at events that ensue within the video.

That summer, the young couple (played by Adam Levine and Corinne Carrey), so much in love, jump into the pool together, and embrace, kissing underwater. The young man then resurfaces and sees the socialite mother (played by Kelly Preston) for the first time who, helping her daughter dry up after swimming, glances at the young man, who remains captivated upon finding the mother beautiful and attractive. That same day, during one of the social events with the upper society, the mother goes to her husband for affection, who is unmoved by their romance and rather uses his time to talk with the guests about his wealth, neglecting his wife, much to her consternation. While the couple's daughter shows affection with her boyfriend, the young man keeps watching over the mother, understanding of her helplessness and desperation for love, along with the abuse and neglect she has to endure within her marriage. After being rejected by her husband, the mother reminisces over the young man continually and envy's the love and attention that her daughter achieves from her relationship with the young man. Seeking solace and comfort, the mother turns her attention toward the male guests (played by the Maroon 5 band members) and gyrates seductively as they look on in admiration. After seeing how the mother enjoys flirting with the male guests, becoming the center of attention as they encourage her in her acts of seductive behavior directed toward them, the husband becomes jealous seeing the male guests give his wife attention and leaves abruptly.

After which, the husband grabs his wife by the arm and carries her away from the party. When they're alone, the husband physically and verbally abuses her, for flirting with the male guests and embarrassing him in front of the guests. During the confrontation, now aware that her actions had only complicate her marriage even more, the mother apologizes to her husband, confessing that the reason for her behavior was only because he ignored her needs of love and affection from him and begs for his forgiveness, hoping to earn the love that she desperately wants and deserves. Remaining indifferent toward his wife's apology and rather than forgive her by returning her romantic feelings, the husband abuses her once again, grabbing her face and smearing her lipstick harshly with his thumb as punishment. After slapping her, the mother walks away heartbroken, concealing her tears and ruined makeup, and goes inside their mansion. Upon making her entrance into one of the rooms, she collapses, apparently due to trauma and exhaustion.

Later one night, the young man walks down the stairs into one of the rooms and finds the mother lying on the floor unconscious. Fearing the worst has happened to her, Levine goes to make sure she's okay and is shocked to discover that she's recently suffered abuse upon seeing her lipstick smeared across her face. Carefully keeping her alive, the mother awakens and, recognizing the young man who was watching over her earlier and seeing how he cares about her so much, immediately turns to Levine for comfort and they embrace, kissing passionately. After the romantic encounter, the young man appears to become obsessed, parking his car outside a building one day to watch the mother and her daughter go shopping together. The mother also appears to become obsessed, parking her car outside the young couple's house one night to watch him. When Levine and his band perform "She Will Be Loved" in the bar lounge one night, the daughter continuously looks at him smiling, assuming he's singing about her and her feelings toward him. However, Levine, sings too about the mother and his feelings of sympathy towards her, even seeing the woman's face in place of her daughter's, which increases the tension among the romantic quartet. That same night, the mother's found to be in the bar lounge, wearing a red dress and makeup, watching the young man sing with his band from afar. Flashbacks of the romantic moments between the mother and the young man earlier in the video constantly obsess both the minds of Levine and Preston, increasing the romantic feelings between the both of them along with the growing tension within the romantic quartet.

At the end of the video when the quartet are reunited together once again, after still gaining no romantic attention from her husband and seeing how in love the young couple are, the mother is overcome with emotion and walks away crying. As the mother isolates herself further away from the group, the husband notices his wife's absence but immediately goes back to reading his newspaper, acting like nothings happened. Levine follows after her and, in her actions of denial and self-sacrifice, the mother stops Levine and tries to keep away from him as he attempts to console her though her anxiety. Witnessing the brief incident from afar, the daughter shows concern for her mother and follows after them to help. While Levine comforts the mother, saving her from her emotional heartache, they embrace, nearly kissing. It's shown in flashbacks that her daughter actually caught them kissing the first time, and is now aware the unconditional love still exists between her boyfriend and her mother.

The video uses the "radio edit", an alternate and slightly shorter take of the song which only appears on promotional CDs and The 10th Anniversary Edition of Song About Jane.

Produced by Oil Factory, "She Will Be Loved" was directed by Sophie Muller.

LyricsEdit

Beauty queen of only eighteen
She had some trouble with herself
He was always there to help her
She always belonged to someone else

I drove for miles and miles and wound up at your door
I've had you so many times but somehow I want more

I don't mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

Tap on my window, knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful
I know I tend to get so insecure
It doesn't matter anymore

It's not always rainbows and butterflies
It's compromise that moves us along, yeah
My heart is full and my door's always open
You come anytime you want, yeah.

I don't mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

I know where you hide alone in your car
Know all of the things that make you who you are
I know that goodbye means nothing at all
Comes back and begs me to catch her every time she falls

Yeah

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful

I don't mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain, oh.
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

[in the background:] Please don't try so hard to say goodbye
Please don't try so hard to say goodbye

Yeah, yeah.

[softly:] I don't mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain

Please don't try so hard to say goodbye

American IdolEdit

Blake Lewis, the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol, performed the song on the show on May 23, 2007. The original version of the song re-entered Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart at #45 that week. After the finale of Idol, Lewis sang the song on various television shows, including The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (combined with a snippet of U2's "With or Without You"), The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly and The Early Show. A remix of the song also appears on the non-profit collaborative album Rhythms del Mundo, which fuses an all-star cast of Cuban musicians with tracks from U.S., UK and Irish artists.

Other cover versionsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The actress, Corinne Carey who plays Levine's girlfriend in the music video, was 17, a year younger than the lyrics discribe her character, "Beauty Queen Of Only Eighteen/She Had Some Trouble With Herself"
  • The old man and his socialite wife's relationship is juxtaposed against that of their daughter's romance with a young man.
  • The younger man, however, constantly obsesses over his girlfriend's mother, understanding that, although she is constantly abused and rejected by her husband and that her life is one of emotional anxiety, she is nonetheless beautiful and attractive, and possibly more so than his own girlfriend.
  • Throughout the video, he sees the mother's face in place of his girlfriend's, which increases the romantic tension among the quartet.
  • "She Will Be Loved" is the first song and music video from Songs About Jane to feature a mother-daughter love triangle, though one of few Maroon 5 music videos to feature a love-triangle.
  • "She Will Be Loved" is the second music video to be directed by Sophie Muller, who also directed the music video for "This Love".
  • Throughout the song, it is assumed he sings about the mother and his feelings of sympathy towards her. Not until the end is it revealed, through the closing lyrics, that he is also singing about his girlfriend, who discovered the affair, yet continues like nothing happened, despite knowing Levine's feelings for her mother.
  • This is about a guy who has a best friend who is someone else's spouse. He knows everything about her and she runs to him when her relationship goes bad. He keeps wanting to save her because he secretly loves her. He'll do anything for her, because she's hurt by staying with her abusive spouse, so he's waiting for her to realize what a mistake she is making with her abusive husband.
  • The younger man then saves the mother from her misery, at the cost of losing his girlfriend and the mother losing her daughter's trust.
  • Lead Singer Adam Levine ended up in hot water with his girlfriend for kissing his favourite actress, Kelly Preston, in his new video. The singer confessed his partner, stunning model Kelly McGee, is furious over the passionate love scenes between the two in the video for 'She Will Be Loved'. Adam then increased her anger by admitting he only picked the gorgeous actress - the wife of John Travolta - to appear in the promo, not only because she too was his favorite actress, but because he knew he would get to kiss her. He said: "I admit Kelly Preston is a woman I would love to make out with in real life. My girlfriend refuses to watch it and was less than happy when I came home from the shoot." However, despite his lust for Preston, the singer admitted there was nothing remotely sexual about the scenes, although he confessed he was still really nervous. He added: "Because she's such a professional it was like playing cards - it wasn't sexual. But you are thinking about whether your breath smells."
  • It was revealed that Kelly Preston, 41 at the time, appeared as the abused, yet sultry older woman who romances Maroon 5's lead singer Adam Levine in the video for the band's single "She Will Be Loved", a post-modern take on the 1967 film, The Graduate. Director Sophie Muller initially suggested Demi Moore, but the band thought her spotlight might shine a little too brightly. Sharon Stone was another candidate, but the band thought she was too sexy for the character. Preston fit the bill, and flew to L.A from a vacation in florida just to shoot the video. Our spies tell us she looked beautiful and was very friendly to everyone on set. Perhaps she was too good -- for that Levine's girlfriend at the time, Kelly McGee , who appeared with the singer in the band's "This Love" video, left the set while the steamy love scenes were filming.

Cut ScenesEdit

Behind The Scenes/The Making of "She Will Be Loved"Edit

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