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Hands All Over
File:Approved Cover - Hands All
Studio album by Maroon 5
Released September 15, 2010
(see release history)
Recorded 2008–2010 in Vevey, Switzerland[1]
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 40:26
Label A&M/Octone
Producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Maroon 5 chronology

It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Hands All Over
Singles from Hands All Over
  1. "Misery"
    Released: June 22, 2010[2]
  2. "Give a Little More[3]"
    Released: August 17, 2010

Hands All Over is the third studio album by American band Maroon 5. The album was released by A&M/Octone on September 21, 2010. "Misery" is the lead single, it was released in June 2010. "Give a Little More" followed as the second single in August 2010.


Background information

Maroon 5 began writing the songs that appear on Hands All Over after winding down from a world tour in support of their 2007 studio release It Won't Be Soon Before Long. Several months later, the band received a phone call from Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who had heard that the band were beginning to write a new album, and expressed an interest in producing it.[1] In a press release on their official website, the album is described as "a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B."[1]

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the band revealed that they spent two months writing and recording their third record with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange in his recording studio in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, spoke about the experience of working with Lange: "He worked me harder than anyone ever has," [...] "I would come in with a finished song, and he'd say, 'That's a good start. Now strip it down to the drums and start over.' The coolest thing about him is that not only has he been a huge, legendary producer, but he also is a legit, serious writer."[4] Rolling Stone has said that the resulting disc is the band's brightest-sounding and poppiest yet and that it delivers Lange's mix of catchy hooks and punchy rhythms.[4] Levine has also said about the album: "Our first record was a reflection of my love for Stevie Wonder. With the second I kept going back and forth between Prince and The Police. But there was no one on my mind for this album. It's just great pop."[4] The album artwork was revealed on July 1, 2010.[5] The cover photo for the album was taken by 19-year old photographer Rosie Hardy, who also serves as the model in the photo. Hardy took the photo herself, in just under an hour, in her own bedroom in the UK.[6]



Commercial performance

On the Billboard 200, the album debuted at number two, which despite a high placement sold a relatively weak 142,000 copies, compared to their previous effort, which debuted at number-one with 429,000 copies.[7]

Critical response

 Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63% [8]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [9]
BBC Music (mixed)[10]
The Boston Globe (mixed)[11]
Entertainment Weekly (C+)[12]
Los Angeles Times [13]
NOW Magazine [14]
The Observer (unfavorable)[15]
Rolling Stone [16]
Slant Magazine [17]
Yahoo! Music UK (4/10)[18]

At the Metacritic, the album holds a score of 63 out of 100, based on 9 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[8] Stephen Thomas Erlewine from Allmusic rated the album with 4.5 out of 5 stars, stating that: "Some of the cuts may not sink their hooks in immediately, but track for track Hands All Over is Maroon 5's best album, capturing their character and craft in a cool, sleek package". Jakob Dorof from Slant Magazine saying, "It adds a few more gems to the band's growing cache of incredible pop singles and overlooked deep cuts, Hands All Over makes some decent contributions to what could wind up being Maroon 5's true redemption: a damn fine greatest hits record."[19] The Los Angeles Times review say that: "Hands All Over reveals less about who frontman Adam Levine is than did Maroon 5's previous records; too often the songs cleave to opaque generalities". Hugh Montgomery in The Observer wrote that 'Jaunty funk-pop and blustery arena balladry remain the order of the day, while Adam Levine's falsetto whine still proffers all the emotional gravitas of a mosquito'.[15] Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone claimed, "at the helm, the dozen songs on Hands All Over are models of craftsmanship and efficiency..." [16] Fraser McAlpine of BBC Music noticed that "The rude guitar sleaze of Hands All Over, or the cocky glam-stomp in Stutter's verses show a band who are really at their best when they play pop music like the sleazy rockers they clearly are." [10] The Boston Globe review felt that "This is lead singer Adam Levine's show. Thus, the band's success lives and dies with his delivery. That delivery remains technically sound, though as a whole, the band underwhelms here". The Now (magazine) review, also felt that "It's an accomplished record for singer Adam Levine and his faceless group, even if the whole affair sometimes sounds clinical in its approach".[20] The Dot (music) review was mixed, saying that "It's hard to imagine how Hands All Over could have been any more underwhelming. In truth the only exceptional thing about it is just how average it is".[21] The Entertainment Weekly review conclued that "Hands, competent and studio-sleek as it is, too often begs for a fresher muse".[22]


The lead single to be taken off the album is "Misery", it was released on June 22, 2010. The music video for the single was directed by Joseph Kahn.[23] The song reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The second single is "Give a Little More", and was released on August 17, 2010. The music video was directed by Paul Hunter.[3]

Track listing

Standard Edition[24][25]
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Misery"  Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Sam Farrar 3:36
2. "Give a Little More"  Levine, Carmichael, James Valentine 3:00
3. "Stutter"  Levine, Farrar, Matt Flynn 3:16
4. "Don't Know Nothing"  Levine, Farrar 3:19
5. "Never Gonna Leave This Bed"  Levine 3:16
6. "I Can't Lie"  Levine, Farrar 3:31
7. "Hands All Over"  Levine, Farrar, Carmichael 3:12
8. "How"  Levine, Carmichael, Farrar, Shawn Tellez 3:36
9. "Get Back in My Life"  Levine, Carmichael, Valentine 3:37
10. "Just a Feeling"  Levine, Carmichael 3:46
11. "Runaway"  Levine, Farrar, Noah Passovoy 3:01
12. "Out of Goodbyes" (with Lady Antebellum)Levine, Carmichael, Valentine 3:16
Total length:
International bonus track[26][27][28][29]
  1. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Acoustic version) (Freddie Mercury) - 3:13
iTunes & Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
  1. "Last Chance" (Adam Levine, Sam Farrar) - 3:10
  2. "No Curtain Call" (Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Harmony David Samuels) - 3:44
  3. "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" (Acoustic version) - 3:22
  4. "Misery" (Acoustic version) - 3:46
  5. "If I Ain't Got You" (Live) (Alicia Keys) - 4:00
  6. "The Air That I Breathe" (Levine, James Valentine, Tommy King) - 4:17
  7. "Last Chance" (Live) - 3:12
Japanese Edition bonus tracks
  1. "Last Chance" - 3:10
  2. "No Curtain Call" - 3:44
  3. "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" (Acoustic version) - 3:22
  4. "Misery" (Acoustic version) - 3:46
  5. "If I Ain't Got You" (Live) - 4:00
  6. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Acoustic version) - 3:13
  7. "Wake Up Call" (Live) - 4:04

Chart performance

Charts (2010) Provider(s) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[30] ARIA 7
Austrian Albums Chart[31] IFPI 20
Belgian Albums Chart (Fla)[32] IFPI 48
Belgian Albums Chart (Wal)[33] IFPI 21
Danish Albums Chart[34] IFPI 20
Dutch Albums Chart[35] GfK 8
European Top 100 Albums[36] IFPI 7
Finnish Albums Chart[37] IFPI Finland 46
French Albums Chart[38] SNEP 16
German Albums Chart[39] BVMI 17
Greek Albums Chart[40] IFPI Greece 38
Hungarian Albums Chart[41] Mahasz 28
Irish Albums Chart[42] IRMA 18
Italian Albums Chart[43] FIMI 10
Japanese Albums Chart[44] Oricon 3
Mexican Albums Chart[45] AMPROFON 19
New Zealand Albums Chart[46] RIANZ 19
Spanish Albums Chart[47] IFPI Spain 23
Swedish Albums Chart[48] GLF 50
Swiss Albums Chart[49] IFPI 10
UK Albums Chart[50] BPI 6
U.S. Billboard 200[51] RIAA 2

Release history

Region Date Label Format
Japan[52] September 15, 2010 Universal International CD, digital download
Germany[26] September 17, 2010 A&M/Octone
United Kingdom[29] September 20, 2010 Polydor Records
United States[1] September 21, 2010 A&M/Octone
Brazil[28] Universal Music
India[54] October 1, 2010 Universal Music Group CD


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