Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – Moves like Jagger

First Hit #1: September 10, 2011

If there’s one good thing about Moves Like Jagger, it’s the whistle. It’s cute, it’s playful, and it gets your attention pretty much immediately. It’s a great way to set Moves Like Jagger apart from a lot of the other songs on the radio, because it’s just a great little touch. It’s the base of the song, and pretty much everything I like about the song is derived from that tiny little moment that starts it.

The problem with Moves Like Jagger is that it’s attempting to recall a band that was, at its best, a bit dangerous and dirty, but it’s a single by Maroon 5, which is whatever the opposite of dangerous and dirty is. It’s not really an insult, Adam Levine’s vocals are smooth and slick in an appealing way, and the band is generally pretty good at making some guitar-driven pop music. It is an appealing little dance song, lightweight but fun, and then Christina Aguilera shows up to give a little bit of a contrast to the slickness that defines Levine. It’s just that every time Levine sings “I’ve got those moves like Jagger” the immediate response has to be “No, you really don’t.”

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2 Responses to Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – Moves like Jagger

  1. musicosity1 says:

    Nor was Jagger really known for his dancing. But hey, when a 68 year old man gets praised as a sex symbol, he must be doing something right. See also Ke$ha’s criterion for dudes in Tik Tok: “We kick ’em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger.” Musically, it’s a typical Maroon 5 song, energetic guitar rock with Levine’s fluid, Stevie Wonderish delivery. Aguilera is an afterthought here, included because she and Levine were co-judges on a TV singing contest. She and Maroon 5 are among the rare Best New Artist Grammy winners to actually have a mainstream career thereafter.

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