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Maroon 5

Album V

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Being in love, like loving candy, but with sexual innuendos. In an interview with Billboard Magazine, Mike Posner told the story of “Sugar”: “Adam Levine wanted the song. He called and asked for it months before and I said no. But when Pages wasn’t going to come out and I sort of had the seedlings of this new record, I thought, ‘Well, this is just gonna sit on my laptop,’ so I gave it to them and when they recorded the song Adam added his flavor to it, and he wrote on it as well, lyrically and some melodic things, and he really sang it well. I’m a big fan, so I’m glad they did it.” The video, originally inspired by the 2005 romantic comedy movie Wedding Crashers, finds the band driving around Los Angeles and crashing into weddings, making an unforgettable experience for the bride and groom.

Release date

Released on January 13, 2015


Adam Levine – Joshua Coleman – Lukasz Gottwald – Jacob Kasher Hindlin – Mike Posner – Henry Walter



Chart Rankings

US – 2

UK – 7


In the US, “Sugar” Peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks. It is Maroon 5’s third song to debut in the top 10 of the charts, selling over 3.3 million copies. In the UK, it peaked at number seven and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. “Sugar” topped the charts in Canada, the Czech Republic, Lebanon, Mexico, Slovakia, South Africa, and South Korea. The song reached the top 10 charts in Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland. It was certified triple platinum in Australia, and Poland; double platinum in Italy; and platinum in Canada, Denmark, and Sweden.

Artist’s age on release date

The band had been active for 21 years

Cover Versions

Sam Tsui & Jason Pitts – Nicole Cross – Tyler Ward (Acoustic) – William – The Johnsons – Mike Attinger & Emma Heesters – Johnny Orlando – Post-Hardcore (Rock) – Acapella – Jason Chen – other amateur artists covered this song on YouTube


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