“Payphone” is a pop song performed by the American pop rock band Maroon 5. The song was released on April 17, 2012, as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Overexposed (2012). It features American rapper Wiz Khalifa. It was written by Adam Levine, Benny Blanco, Ammar Malik, Robopop, Shellback and Khalifa, and produced by Blanco and Shellback. The song is a pop ballad and it talks about a romance that is no more. The song has received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who praised the catchy melody and named it “a radio success”, but some others dismissed Khalifa’s appearance and its title.