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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 Loved(04:28)

The music video for "She Will Be Loved" features a socialite (Kelly Preston) and 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.

That summer, the young couple (played by Adam Levine and Corinne Carrey), so in love, jump into the pool, and embrace, kissing underwater. The young man then resurfaces and sees the socialite mother (played by Kelly Preston) 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, the mother goes to her husband for affection. Her husband, however, is unmoved by their romance and uses his time to talk with the guests about his wealth, often neglecting his wife, much to her consternation. Meanwhile, as the couple's daughter remains adoring and affectionate over her boyfriend, the young man, however, keeps watching over the mother, seeing how unloved and unrequited she remains within her marriage. As the mother sits by her husband, she gains sympathy from the young man watching over her and envy's the love and attention her daughter gains throughout her relationship with the young man. Not gaining any romantic attention from her husband, the mother turns her attention toward the male guests (played by the Maroon 5 band members) and gyrates seductively while they look on in admiration. The husband notices and, seeing how his wife enjoys becoming the center of attention while she flirts with the male guests as they praise her throughout her acts of flirtatious and alluring behavior directed toward them, he becomes jealous seeing the male guests give his wife attention and leaves abruptly.

Eventually, the husband abuses the mother physically and emotionally, for her flirting with the male guests in front of him and embarrassing him in front of the guests earlier. During the argument, the mother apologetically admits to her husband that the reason for her behavior earlier was, because he ignored her needs of love and affection from him, she made him jealous so that he would be more committed to her within their marriage, only realizing she made a mistake in her actions and begs for his forgiveness, hoping to earn his love in return. Instead of returning her feelings through reconciliation, her husband rejects her apology and smears her lipstick, slapping her across the face. Heartbroken by her husband's hostile, abusive behavior toward her and her feelings for him remaining unrequited, the mother walks away in tears while concealing her ruined makeup and goes inside the mansion. Upon entering one of the rooms, she collapses, apparently due to trauma and exhaustion.

Later that night, the young man walks down the stairs into one of the rooms and finds the mother unconscious. Concerned for her safety and well-being, Levine goes to revive her, discovering that she's suffered abuse upon seeing her lipstick smeared across her face. The mother awakens to find herself in the young man's arms and, seeing how much the young man cares about her, she turns to Levine for comfort and they embrace, kissing passionately. After the events of the kiss, the young man appears to become obsessed, parking outside a building one day to watch the mother and her daughter shopping together. The mother also appears to become obsessed, parking outside the couple's house one night to watch him. Throughout the video, he sees the woman's face in place of her daughter's, which increases the romantic tension among the quartet. It's assumed Levine's singing about the daughter and her feelings toward him, however, Levine's also singing about the mother and his feelings of sympathy towards her.

At the end of the video, after seeing how in love the young couple are, still gaining no romantic attention from her husband, and realizing the irreparability of her marriage, the mother is overcome with emotion and walks away while the young man looks on concerned. As the mother isolates herself further from the group remaining inconsolable, her husband looks at her once but remains Indifferent toward his wife and goes back to reading his newspaper like nothings happened. Levine follows after her and, in her act of denial and self-sacrifice, the mother argues with Levine and tries to reject him as he attempts to comfort her though her emotional 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, she calms down and 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."
  • Demi Moore was originally to play the socialite mother and Levine's love interest in the Maroon 5 music video, but respectfully turned down the idea, for she was filming a movie at the time.

Cut ScenesEdit

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

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