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Tag Archives: Adam Levine

“Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 is a Truly Historic Song

5 Sep

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.

1. For Maroon 5: The rock band has not had a number 1 since 2007’s “Makes Me Wonder.” This puts them back on top again.

2. For Christina Aguilera: The singer has not had a number 1 for ten years since 2001’s “Lady Marmalade” with Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!nk. It is her fifth number one hit overall.

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:

Jagger has also been referenced in several other well known and popular songs.

The only other celebrity to have their new appear in a number one hit that I can find is Bette Davis whose name appeared in Kim Carnes’Bette Davis Eyes.”
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First Music Video Made By Skype

15 May

If you know the name Sara Bareilles, it’s probably because of her two most famous songs— “Love Song” and “King of Anything.” Well, her latest is called “Uncharted” and it features an unusual cast of characters performing in it. Among the musicians who make appearances: Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5Josh Groban,Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.Jennifer Nettles of SugarlandBen FoldsRyan Tedder of OneRepublicLaura JansenIngrid Michaelson,Vanessa CarltonTegan and SaraCary BrothersGreg LaswellAdam Gardner and Ryan Miller from Guster, and Keenan Cahill. They all mouth the words to her song and happily bop about. And they all seem to do it in front of their computers, without any sort of professional camera equipment.

Who knows how Bareilles met all of these cool and (extremely) diverse people? On her official site, she explains some of the thinking behind the song:

“This is about being a fan of people who take chances, who are fearless, who have integrity, and go off into the world saying yes to what’s around them. It’s filled with some of the people in my life who do that everyday. They have impacted my world and are not only incredible artists, but great friends as well. They all worked this giant favor into their very busy lives and helped me out more than I can say”

Basically, this is an amazing idea.