"Daylight" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Less steam, more soul in cleaner-than-usual Maroon 5 track.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

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 & Representations

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


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."


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

What 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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Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat October 23, 2020


This is my mom’s favorite band. She loves Adam Leivene. She had a Maroon 5 CD but, I don’t know what happened to it. They are talented singers.
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 Cou... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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