Contact Us

“Payphone” Is a Hit Because Love Isn’t a Fairy Tale

YouTube

Maroon 5′s new album Overexposed debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart, and the first single, “Payphone,” is currently #2 on the Hot 100. “Payphone” was a smash hit right from the start; it broke the record for the most downloads ever in one week for a song by a group.  And despite the band’s long history of hits, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine says they don’t take that sort of success for granted. As for why he thinks “Payphone” is resonating with people, James says all you have to do is look at the lyrics, which feature Adam Levine singing, “If happy-ever-afters did exist/I would still be holding you like this/All those fairy tales are full of it/One more stupid love song, I’ll be sick.”  In other words, the song isn’t some idealized look at love, like so many other pop hits.

 

More From Power

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://power959.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Power 95.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Power 95.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!