So here’s the thing about Maroon 5. Literally no one you know would ever list them as their favourite band. No one. Doesn’t matter what kind of music they like to listen to. Try it, test it, ask away. However, every single soul who’s listened to English music would not only know who they are, but also be a able to sing several of their songs. The thing about Maroon 5 is that while no one really admits to outright liking them, every single person loves their songs. We’re still trying to figure out why this weird love-hate relationship exists in the universe (seriously, why though).
So, obviously, it’s impossible to select just 5 songs of theirs that peaked in popularity, because that is literally their whole existence, isn’t it? Look at any album, and there are more chartbusters than not. But anyways, we tried. And we get it, there’s too many good songs to put here, so we probably missed a few of your favourites too. Forgive us.
1. Girls Like You (ft. Cardi B)
If the song wasn’t catchy enough, the phenomenal level of cameos kinda blew this video up. Who didn’t it have? The only one missing is Beyonce.
A surprising one to come out of their latest album, this one was an unexpected tear-jerker. While we’re used to professions of love on popping beats, and loud frustrations, the absolute sentimental writing on this track resonated with absolutely everyone. We’ve all lost someone along the way that we sometimes sit back and miss in our happiest moments.
3. Moves Like Jagger (ft. Christina Aguilera)
You know it. You danced to it. In fact, you wiggled and jiggled to it. There’s no use denying it. We know.
Yup, it’s true. They genuinely did crash and perform at all those weddings. Those are real weddings, where the grooms and brides had no clue they were gonna be there. That’s how amazing these guys are.
5. She Will Be Loved
Because what’s a Maroon 5 list without a little throwback. A decade old, and this song (the album in fact) is still so beautiful.