Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Wishes He Wrote The Oscar-Nominated Tune ‘Lost Stars’

Maroon 5 is arguably the biggest band on the planet, and its front man, Adam Levine, admits he could be the luckiest man in the world. But Levine does have one regret: that he didn’t pen the Oscar-nominated song “Lost Stars” that he’ll be performing at this year’s Academy Awards.

Levine shared his thoughts on the subject in a recent interview with Hollywood Reporter. “I wish I had written the song,” Adam shared with a laugh. The Maroon 5 singer went on to express his delight at performing the song instead, calling “the next best thing” to being nominated.

“It’s such rarified air that we’re gonna be in,” Levine said.

“As far as being a musician at that particular show. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Oscars and the way they put it all together. It’s the godfather of all awards shows. It’s just so far removed from what I do.”

He then added with a laugh, “Performing at the Oscars might be even better than being nominated!”

“Lost Stars” was one of the central songs featured in the 2014 Begin Again, a musical drama about a songwriter trying to get her start in the business. The film starred Adam alongside actress Keira Knightley in the film. Both Levine and Knightley contributing renditions to the film’s soundtrack. For Adam, the song was perfect right from the outset.

“It was painfully obvious that the song shouldn’t be touched,” Levine said.

“It was perfect. It was beautiful. So I just thanked him [Gregg Alexander, the co-writer of the song] — like, ‘Great, perfect, awesome. Let’s do it.’ It was instantaneous. I got into it really quickly and easily because that’s how he writes.”

As reported by Inquisitr, the Maroon 5 front man learned last month that he was chosen to perform “Lost Stars” at the Oscars. And Levine will take a brief detour from Maroon 5’s world tour to accommodate the request.

According to the Dallas Morning Star, however, the juggling of schedules hasn’t affected Maroon 5’s sound in the slightest. The site posted a glowing review of the band’s tour opening performance in Dallas.

“With their athletic, affable star at the helm of not one but two stages, Maroon 5 was doubly foolproof in concert.”

And as if Levine didn’t have enough on his plate as it was, he’s also slated to return to NBC’s The Voice for Season 8 later this winter, as well. As previously reported by Inquisitr, neither the Oscars, nor The Voice, will interfere with Maroon 5’s world tour.

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