It is still quite the achievement in the music world to have a song hit number 1 on the charts, and that’s exactly what Maroon 5 did last week with their latest single “Moves Like Jagger” ft. Christina Aguilera.
The accomplishment is notable for a variety of odd reasons. Let’s go through them one by one.
3. For Adam Levine: The Maroon 5 frontman becomes the first artist to have a number one hit with a band and place another song in the top 10 as a soloist in the same week. He contributed vocals to the Gym Class Heroes‘ “Stereo Hearts.”
4. For Mick Jagger: The Rolling Stones frontman becomes the first musician ever to have had a number 1 hit and to have their name mentioned in a number one hit. The Rolling Stones had 8 number one hits in the 1960s and 1970s. This achievement doesn’t apply to “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” by the Temptations since it didn’t refer to Jagger’s band specifically.
Overall, Jagger becomes the fourth musician to have his name appear in a number one hit. The others:
- Ludwig van Beethoven: “A Fifth of Beethoven,” Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band, 1976
- Duke Ellington: “Sir Duke,” Stevie Wonder, 1977
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco, 1986
Jagger has also been referenced in several other well known and popular songs.
- Ke$ha (2009): “Tik Tok” (We kick ’em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger!)
- Cher Lloyd (2011): “Swagger Jagger’“
- Black Eyed Peas (2010): “The Time (Dirty Bit)” (All these girls they like my swagger, they callin’ me Mick Jagger)
- Jay-Z and T.I. ft. Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne (2008): “Swagga Lika Us” (My swagga is Mick Jagger/ Every time I breathe on the track I asthma attack it)
- Tone-Loc (1989): “Funky Cold Medina” (Cold coolin’ at a bar, and I’m lookin’ for some action / But, like Mick Jagger said, I can’t get no satisfaction)