"Moves Like Jagger" is a song by American pop rock band Maroon 5 featuring American pop singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera. It was released as the fourth and final single from the 2011 re-release of the group's third studio album, Hands All Over. The song was written by Adam Levine, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik and Shellback, and was produced by Shellback and Benny Blanco. Musically, "Moves like Jagger" is a dance-pop and electropop song and is backed by synths and electronic drums. Its lyrics refer to a male's ability to impress a female with his dance moves, which he compares to those of Mick Jagger, frontman for the English band The Rolling Stones.
"Moves Like Jagger" was well received by music critics, who praised the song's chorus. Points of acclaim also went to the vocals of Levine and Aguilera, with critics pointing out solid chemistry between the two. Likewise, the song was a commercial success, going on to top the charts in 18 countries. In the United States, "Moves like Jagger" became Maroon 5's first top ten single since "Makes Me Wonder" (2007), as well as Christina Aguilera's first top-ten single since "Keeps Gettin' Better" (2008). It is among the best-selling singles of all time. Aguilera also became the second female to score no. 1 singles in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Worldwide, it was the ninth-best-selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 8.5 million copies.
An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Released worldwide on August 8, 2011, it features old video footage of Jagger and his iconic dance moves. "Moves like Jagger" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards but lost to "Body and Soul" by Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse. The song was first performed in June 2011 on an episode of The Voice (where Levine and Aguilera both served as judges/coaches).File Hashes