“Memories” is the lead single from pop group Maroon 5 and their upcoming seventh studio album. The track was written by main vocalist Adam Levine, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Michael Pollack, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Jon Bellion and Vincent Ford.
“Memories”, in terms of its composition is based on the harmonic sequence and melody of “Pachelbel Canon” by Johann Pachelbel, a German composer. The band’s lead singer, Adam Levine tweeted about “Memories” and its meaning: “This song is for anyone who has ever experienced loss. In other words, this song is for all of us.” Guitarist of Maroon 5, James Valentine, also stated how the song was a different sound for them: “It’s a different kind of song for us…It’s an important song for us. You know, we experienced some loss in the last couple of years. We lost our longtime manager, Jordan Feldstein. We heard the skeleton of this song and thought it matched where we were at.”
The music video for “Memories” was released on YouTube on the 8th October 2019, and was directed by David Dobkin. The music video shows Levine singing the track to a camera in a dark room, with a light shining on his face. At the end of the video, the sentence “For Jordi” is shown. As of January 2020, the video has over 366.5 million views and over 4.3 million likes.
Release Date: 20th September 2019
Songwriter/s: Adam Levine, Michael Pollack, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Jonathan Bellison, Vincent Ford, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson & Johann Pachelbel
Producer/s: Adam Levine & The Monsters and the Strangerz
Label/s: 222 / Interscope
Music Video Release Date: 8th October 2019
Music Video Director: David Dobkin
Chart Rankings & Certifications: “Memories” performed extremely well on the charts, hitting the #1 spot in Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore and in the US, as well as securing chart positions in the top 10 across the world. “Memories” is certified Gold in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain and the UK – as well as being certified Platinum in Canada, Italy and New Zealand.
The lyrics to “Memories” can be accessed here: LINK
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January 17, 2021 at 7:18 am
This song has been in my head for weeks. First saw them perform it on the Ellyn show on a beautiful stage set. Downloaded it and listen to it almost daily . Great song, often get misty-eyed listening to it
January 17, 2021 at 5:49 pm
This song has been going around in my head for weeks. First heard it on the Ellyn show on a beautiful stage set and it has been with me ever since. Adam Levine’s voice is perfect and the band is so talented. Downloaded it and listen to it almost daily, usually getting misty-eyed. Pachelbel’s Canon has to one of the most beautiful compositions and “Memories” does it justice. This song will stay with me.