“Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 (ft. Christina Aguilera)

As indicated by its title, “Moves Like Jagger” serves, in part, as a shoutout to Mick Jagger, the legendary rock star who’s well known for possessing the ability to bust some unique, highly-energetic moves on stage. 

However to note, this is a love song. And in that regard, Adam Levine putting forth that he “got them moves like Jagger” reads like a sex-based double entendre, if you will. He is acknowledging Mick’s dancing prowess alright, but he’s doing so primarily in the name of pointing to his own proficiency in bed. 

But this piece is not entirely about sex, as in the second verse for instance the vocalist apparently goes about trying to convince an apprehensive addressee that she should have faith in his ability to lead her down the right romantic path.

So let’s conclude by saying that Adam does appear to have genuine feelings for the lady he’s singing to.  But those feelings, as relayed, are by and large sexual in nature.

"Moves Like Jagger" Lyrics

When did Maroon 5 release “Moves Like Jagger”?

On 21st June, 2011, Maroon 5 via A&M Octone Records commercially released “Moves Like Jagger” as the final single from their “Hands All Over” album.


Adam Levine
Ammar Malik
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Single’s Success

“Moves Like Jagger” was a huge commercial success for Maroon 5. Not only did the song soar to number 1 in the United States, but it also spent a surprising 10 weeks untouched at that spot. This made it one of the most commercially successful singles of 2011.

When “Moves Like Jagger” reached number 1 in America, it automatically gave Maroon 5 their second number 1 hit single in that country. It was also the fifth single of Christina Aguilera’s career to reach number 1 in the country in question.

The song’s success didn’t end in only America as it also topped charts in at least 4 other major countries, including Australia.

  • US – 1
  • UK – 2
  • Spain – 3
  • Norway – 1
  • New Zealand – 1
  • France – 3
  • Canada – 1
  • Belgium – 4
  • Australia – 1

By 2013, “Moves Like Jagger” had recorded digital sales of over 6 million copies just only in America. On July 1st, 2021, the RIAA awarded it a 10x multi-platinum certificate for selling no less than 10 million units.

Did “Moves Like Jagger” win a Grammy Award?

It was nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” at the Grammys. However, it lost the award to Tony Bennet and Amy Winehouse’s “Body and Soul”.

Other Nominees:

Moves Like Jagger

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