Won't Go Home Without You

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"Won't Go Home Without You"
Maroon 5 Won't Go Home Without You Cover.JPG
Single by Maroon 5
from the album It Won't Be Soon Before Long
B-side"Miss You, Love You"
ReleasedNovember 19, 2007 (2007-11-19)
  • 3:51 (album version)
  • 3:45 (radio edit)
  • 4:11 (video version)
LabelA&M Octone
Songwriter(s)Adam Levine
Maroon 5 singles chronology
"Wake Up Call"
"Won't Go Home Without You"
"If I Never See Your Face Again"
Music video
"Won't Go Home Without You" on YouTube

"Won't Go Home Without You" is a ballad and the third single released from Maroon 5's second studio album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007).

Music video[edit]

On August 16, 2007, Maroon 5 posted a notice on their official website asking for fans to send in homemade videos to help the band make the video for this song;[1] however, in October 2007, another video was released in Europe and Australia. The official video has premiered on VH1 Top 20 Countdown on December 1, 2007. It is also now playing on their official website.

The song's music video starts with flashbacks where Adam Levine (Maroon 5's lead singer) and a female character (portrayed by Tania Raymonde[2]) appear to have an argument upon which Levine decides to leave. The video then cuts to Levine sitting in a chair thinking it over with the rest of the band performing in the background. Adam realizes that he 'will not go home without you', referring to the female he had walked out on. Levine appears to know where the woman is at the moment and decides to look for her. After having meandered through the city for a few hours - including bumping into a Chinese lion puppet - Levine eventually gets to a restaurant where he finds the woman, but to his disappointment, she is with another man. Directed by Sophie Muller (who previously directed the band's music videos, "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved").

This video features Jesse Carmichael playing both piano and guitar.

Musical content[edit]

The guitar undertone in the song is based on The Police single "Every Breath You Take", which makes the moment at the end of the music video where Levine is watching the female character somewhat coincidental.

During their It Won't Be Soon Before Long Tour, Levine used an audience call and response of the lead guitar part of the chorus as an introduction to the song.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviews for "Won't Go Home Without You" have been generally positive, although some were mixed. Music journalist Robert Christgau gave a positive review on the album as well as the song, saying "The devilishly memorable "Won't Go Home Without You" combines confidence with affection rather than macho."[citation needed] Channel 4 called the song "[the] musical equivalent of a dog's fart at the dinner table" and gave it just one star out of a possible ten.[3] Digital Spy gave the song two stars out of five, calling the song's lyrics "as cold, functional and ruthlessly effective as a state-of-the-art refrigerator".[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The song was nominated for Best Pop Performance from a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 51st Grammy Awards, though this award went to Coldplay for their song "Viva la Vida".

Chart performance[edit]

"Won't Go Home Without You" peaked at number 48 in the Billboard Hot 100. As of June 2014, the song has sold 1,647,000 copies in the US.[5]

The song became the first Maroon 5 single to fail to chart in the UK top 40, only peaking at number 44 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

Australian iTunes version
1."Won't Go Home Without You" (Radio Mix)3:45
2."Miss You, Love You" (Alternate Version)3:10
3."Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"3:28
German CD single [enhanced CD] 0602517533158
1."Won't Go Home Without You" (Radio Mix)3:45
2."Miss You, Love You" (Alternate Version)3:10
3."Happy Christmas (War Is Over)"3:28
4."Won't Go Home Without You" (video)4:13
Italian iTunes version - Single
1."Won't Go Home Without You" (Acoustic Version)4:06

Charts and certifications[edit]


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