What do you think of her censored version of the rap classic?
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:
Jagger has also been referenced in several other well known and popular songs.
Who hasn’t been in this position before? You’re riding a form of public transit, heading to a long day of work. You have your music playing and just want to sing… but can’t. Well, this guy embodies that dream.
Here’s why this clip rocks:
1. The guy is riding a bus in Jersey City at 8 a.m. and starts belting out “California Gurls” by Katy Perry (you might remember the many parodies of this song already out there?).
2. Katy Perry is totally hot right now. She actually just set a record with 5 number one hits off one album. Her album “Teenage Dream” has given the world “California Gurls,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” “Teenage Dream” and most recently “T.G.I.F. (Last Friday Night)” (I called that one). The only other artist with an album like that? Michael Jackson.
3. This guy has a Walkman. Mega retro points.
4. “California Gurls” is an epic song choice. Would only have been better if he sang Snoop Dogg‘s part.
Before you ask, yes, there is an autotuned version with added instruments.