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"Daylight" (CD Single)



Less steam, more soul in cleaner-than-usual Maroon 5 track.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

This track includes a message about a guy who's forced to leave the one he loves once the morning comes.

Positive role models

No role model behaviors; anyone can have a hard time saying good-bye to someone they care about.

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A few nondescript references to spending the night together: "When the daylight comes, I'll have to go, but tonight I'm gonna hold you so close."

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The track debuted on a November 2012 episode of TV show The Voice -- the wildly popular singing competition of which Maroon 5 lead singer, Adam Levine, is a judge.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Daylight" is among Maroon 5's cleaner tracks, with no profanity, violence, or substance use, and only a few very light allusions to intimacy (spending the night together). It's a good pick for tweens who love the band but are too young for some of their sexier, more mature music.

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What's the story?

"DAYLIGHT" is the third single from the album Overexposed by pop phenoms Maroon 5. Serving as the power-ballad of the album, the track debuted on a November 2012 episode of TV show The Voice -- the wildly popular singing competition of which Maroon 5 lead singer, Adam Levine, is a judge.

Is it any good?


For lots of their fans, Maroon 5 are at their best in their most danceable tracks, many of which feature killer hooks you just can't shake long after the song's over. "Daylight" is not one of those songs: It's a slower, more sensitive ballad that lacks hook appeal. Levine's vocals are still solid, and the band's overall performance still respectable; fans should just know going in, this is not the group's typical fare.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about a recurring word -- "perfect" -- in Maroon 5's songs, and the potential pitfalls of putting someone you love up on an unrealistic pedestal. Why is that problematic?

  • In one line, lead singer Adam Levine sings, "Here I am, staring at your perfection in my arms, so beautiful." Does someone need to be perfect to be beautiful? Why or why not?

  • Think about people you consider beautiful, and name some of the reasons why.

Music details

Artist:Maroon 5
Release date:January 21, 2013
Label:A&M Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written byC.M.B April 10, 2013


Positive and clean? Actually yes. Catchy? Unfortunately, yes. Entertaining? Not quite. Maybe for those who are die-hard fans of Maroon 5 may enjoy this.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old April 20, 2013

Maroon 5's Cleanest Song.

Daylight Is A VERY Clean Song With No Sexual Content,No Drinking References At All.And,No Issues With''Bad Words.'' This Song Is About A Couple Who Has One Night Left With Each Other,And When Morning Comes,They Will Have To Seperate.Now,I'm A BIG Maroon 5 Fan,And My Mom Thinks I'm ''Not Ready'' For Them Yet.She Dosen't Like The Lyrics.But This Song Is 100% Clean.Enjoyable And Approprite For ALL Ages.The Reason I Picked 8 Is Because Kids Under 8 May Not Understand The Lyrics.They Will Be Fine If They Listen To It,It's 100% Clean,But They Just Don't Understand Lyrics When Your Little(In My Thinking,Unless It's ''Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.''). Now,For Fan's Of Songs Like ''Payphone,'' Or 'Moves Like Jagger,'' It Isn't A Dance Track,Like Common Sense Says.It's Still A Great Song Though.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 9 years old March 8, 2013

Great song, kids 9 and up ish

I really like this song but Maroon 5s songs are sometimes not very apropriate. Overall, its a great song thats upbeat and catchy. There isn't any language but a little sex. But kids like us don't really listen to lyrics. Its usually the tune and beat that drags us into the song. We don't really notice.
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Too much sex
Too much consumerism


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