Number One Records: Girls Like You

Video: Maroon 5 – “Girls Like You” ft. Cardi B

Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B

Single out now on Interscope.

This is another terrible Maroon 5 song distinguished by a couple of halfway-fun verses by Cardi B. But hey, at least it’s not Drake.

I can’t remember exactly why I’ve always hated Maroon 5. I’m guessing it all comes down to Adam Levine seeming like an enormous douche. He looks like an orthopedic surgeon and sounds like a less soulful Jamiroquai.

But “Girls Like You” has been at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks in a row now with 24,000 downloads sold and 22.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending Sept. 27, and 128 million in radio audience in the week ending Sept. 30. This is Maroon 5’s fourth Hot 100 No. 1.

The video tries to fool us into thinking Cardi could be bothered to be in the same room with this tool, but that’s just special effects. It does appear, however, that they managed to coax a number of other charming women to show up, including Ellen Degeneres and Wonder Woman.

Billboard points out that this “ends the record run of 34 consecutive weeks that rap songs had ruled the Hot 100.” “Girls Like You” may very well be being marketed to the pop genre but it features a (lame) mid-song rap by Levine, and of course the new section by Cardi B. Notice that the song required a remix adding Cardi to achieve hitdom; the original Cardi-less version found on last year’s Red Pill Blues went nowhere.

But who cares about genres? Next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways it’s still crappy Maroon 5 to me.

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One thought on “Number One Records: Girls Like You”

  1. I never cared for them much and actually thought they were better as Kara’s Flowers. There’s talent there. Kara’s Flowers proved that. They just have decided to put commerce first instead of art, which sometimes takes very little talent to do.

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