Moves Like Jagger

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"Moves Like Jagger"
Song by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
from the album Hands All Over
ReleasedJune 22, 2011
RecordedMay 2011; Los Angeles
GenrePower pop, synthpop, dance-pop
LabelA&M/Octone Records, J
Songwriter(s)Adam Levine, Benny Blanco, Ammar Malik, Shellback
Producer(s)Shellback, Benny Blanco
Maroon 5 singles chronology
"Never Gonna Leave This Bed"
"Moves Like Jagger"

"Moves Like Jagger" is a dance pop single released by American pop rock band Maroon 5 on June 22, 2011 internationally and digitally. The single features pop singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera and was produced by Shellback, Benny Blanco, and Ari Levine. The song was later put on the Maroon 5 album Hands All Over in July 2011 for the re-release. The song peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles' chart for four weeks and number-one on the Billboard Digital Songs chart for three weeks. The song did not feature on the fourth studio album Overexposed.

The song's lyrics refer to a male protagonist's ability to impress a female with his dance moves, which he compares to those of The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The song received a positive critical appreciation, many of them complimented the vocal chemistry between Levine and Aguilera and labeled it "an irresistible summer hit".

Music video[change | change source]

The music video for "Moves Like Jagger" was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and filmed in Los Angeles, California on July 8, 2011. On July 9, Aguilera posted an image of herself from the video shoot via Twitter, saying, "Always great to see Jonas Akerlund. He created the perfect feel for the song. Expect a fun video." The image showed Aguilera performing with a band in front of a background of the American flag. Four shirtless images of Levine from the shoot were also released online the same day. More images from the video shoot were released online on July 11, showing Levine and Aguilera performing in front of an American and British-themed backdrop with confetti falling from the ceiling. Another image showed Aguilera performing in front of a black backdrop with her name "Christina" shown in pink. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger made an appearance in the video "via archive footage." The music video premiered on August 8 on E!

Track list[change | change source]

  • Digital download
  1. "Moves Like Jagger (featuring Christina Aguilera) – 3:21
  • CD single
  1. "Moves Like Jagger (featuring Christina Aguilera) – 3:21
  2. "Moves Like Jagger (featuring Christina Aguilera) (Soul Seekerz Radio Edit) – 3:25