"Payphone" is a song performed by American pop rock band Maroon 5 released on April 17, 2012 under A&M/Octone Records in the United States. It serves as the lead single on the band's fourth studio album Overexposed, set to be released on June 26, 2012. The song was written by producer Benny Blanco, bandmates Adam Levine, James Valentine, and featured vocalist Wiz Khalifa. The song was recorded in southern Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
|Single by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa|
|from the album Overexposed|
|Released||April 16, 2012 (digital download) April 17, 2012 (mainstream radio)|
|Format||Digital download, airplay|
|Recorded||2012; Los Angeles, California|
|Songwriter(s)||Adam Levine, James Valentine, Wiz Khalifa, Benjamin Levin|
|Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa singles chronology|
The cover artwork or the track was leaked to the web over a newsletter on April 11, 2012 and featured similar varieties of colorful aspects from the band's upcoming fourth album's cover, which leaked a day prior on E! News.
The song debuted at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles' chart and later peaked at number-two. It also topped the Billboard Digital Songs chart in late April.
A music video for the song has not been officially announced yet. However, featured rapper Wiz Khalifa said in a press conference that he would like the music video to be in a sutle setting where no people may be to relate to the lyrics of the song.