Maroon 5

Songwriters Wrote An Open Letter Asking For More Fairness

By Alyson Camus | April 2, 2021

‘The most successful songwriters in the world can’t pay their rent’

Streaming Live Concerts Is Just The Worst

By Iman Lababedi | March 31, 2021

an entire and complete waste of time

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

What Does Vice-President Kamala Harris Listen To?

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2020

tunes she’s listening to while traveling around the country

The Other 1%, How Music Streaming Mirrors Our Very Unequal Society

By Alyson Camus | September 12, 2020

approximately 1% have received 90 percent of listeners’ plays

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of March 21st, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | March 17, 2020

Roddy Ricch is a reminder of how life used to…. 

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of March 14th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | March 10, 2020

As for Roddy… don’t ask me how he remains at # 1 but I bet Lady Gaga nails the top slot next week… 

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of March 7th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | March 3, 2020

I wouldn’t have thought “The Boxx” for one second… 

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of February 28th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2020

the entire year at # 1

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of February 22nd, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | February 19, 2020

the top four remain in place

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of February 15th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | February 11, 2020

the top four remain in place

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of February 8th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2020

the earworm hook on “The Box” missed me for weeks

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of February 1st, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2020

if you wanna go big you have to have a viral video that can be re-fitted to your audience’s needs

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of January 25th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | January 22, 2020

a pretty good top ten

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of January 18th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | January 14, 2020

Ricch is out streaming Justin 3: 1 on Spotify

Super Bowl LIII from Mercedes-Benz Stadium Pepsi Half Time Show, Sunday, February 3rd, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2019

abysmal MOR outing by Maroon 5

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of December 22nd, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2018

Ariana’s putting the ex into Xmas

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of December 15th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2018

she must have had it in her pocket right, must have been waiting to unload him?

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of December 8th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2018

It his moment. 

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of December 1st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | November 27, 2018

biting at her ankles

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of November 24th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2018

over the season and through to the New Year

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of November 17th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | November 12, 2018

makes you happy to be alive

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of November 10th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2018

Halsey defines rubber necking

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of November 3rd, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2018

not crazy about the Maroon 5

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of October 27th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2018

He don’t even believe in Jesus

Maroon 5 At Madison Square Garden, Monday, October 15th, 2018, Reviewed

By Lisa Fay | October 17, 2018

the slowest fastest concert ever

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of October 13th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2018

a single is a single  dependent upon what method of distribution you choose to listen to it

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JUNE 4TH TO 10TH

By Alyson Camus | June 3, 2018

Johnny Marr is at the Teragram Ballroom twice this week

Why Streaming Is Like A New York Times Obituary

By Iman Lababedi | November 22, 2017

We want order within chaos.

US Top 10 Singles, November 5th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2016

Maroon 5’s excellent new single in at # 9

Maroon 5 Banned From China Because Of A Tweet?

By Alyson Camus | July 18, 2015

Another proof that speculations may be well founded is what the Beijing edition of Time Out just reported: ‘We hear musings about Maroon 5 being prevented from performing by our political friends up above. Meeting the Dalai Lama is all an artist needs to get a big X on their visa application.’

Maroon Five Are Playing Locally, Here Is The Setlist (Spotified)

By Iman Lababedi | March 4, 2015

Maroon 5 are performing a skimpy though career spanning 17 song set. Three out of the four songs from V (their latest) are already hits, though the five songs from Overexposed feels like overkill and surely Songs About Jane is over represented

US Top 10 Singles 1-31-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 22, 2015

The only newbie is “Sugar” and the reason is simple, because the video is a masterpiece and it pushed it all the way into the charts by brute force. It is really a pity the same thing won’t happen for Sleater-Kinney as they find a city to live in.

Maroon 5’s “Sugar” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2015

Some ideas are so great, you can’t help but want to share them EVEN IF YOU KNOW EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO WANTS TO SEE IT HAS ALREADY SEEN IT. That’s the case with Maroon 5’s fabulous “Sugar” video (I know, I’ve never written about videos before and now in two days…).

Ariel Pink Reviews The Top Five Pop Songs

By Alyson Camus | November 20, 2014

The sleazy misogynist character wants to marry Swift and is in love with Grande, but does he really think anything of all this or is it just a series of bon mots? Does he really like Taylor Swift, or should I read again

Maroon 5's New Video For 'Animals' Is Just Dumb

By Alyson Camus | October 4, 2014

Of course, there is the metaphorical parallel between women and meat, and the video has been very criticized by advocacy groups (such as RAINN, Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center according to the Independent and TMZ) which are saying that the video is glorifying violence against women and even rape… really?

Must See: Maroon 5, March 2015 At MSG

By Iman Lababedi | September 9, 2014

It was in 2008 I saw the band at MSG and I have been a fan ever since. You can’t claim M5 sold out,the five year break between the first iteration of the band, Kara’s Flowers and the current pop dance ensemble, proved they didnt want to be a rock band. They wanted to be pop stars.

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases week Of September 1st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2014

Don’t get too excited over the James Taylor album, it is not just a 2004 album, it is also just a covers album, and that leaves you with the Kooks on one hand and Jeezy on the other fighting it out for most anticipated album of the week but neither of em have particularly good singles spun off and Maroon 5 have two out of three (“Animals” is too generic), plus Adam Levine is the one pop star who can bring it live. So yup, Maroon 5 by a bottled blonde.

10 Songs: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2014

Stop Your Stobbing – the Kinks – Those background harmonies, Ray’s wife at the time, right, the “oooh ooohs” under “stop it stop it”? I could listen to it forever. It is like Torre giving the ball to Cone for one out in game six of the world series in 2000: Ray wasn’t doing her a favor, he used her for what the song needed – A

US Top 10 Singles 8-2-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 24, 2014

This is a good summer on the charts, I ca see three songs here which will end up high on my best 2014 and any year when you get Adele done right, which is one of Sam Smith’s many achievements this year, the most prominent one is, of course, making an album which compares favorably to In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning. Makes you happy to be writing about music in the 21st Century.

US Top 10 Singles 7-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 10, 2014

Hell, this is so weird, things take forever to move on the Singles charts, and for the second week there is precisely one new song and two changes in position with “Happy” dropping out and “Maps” dropping in and i have admitted in public before that I like Adam Levine, and this is as good a Police update as you’ll hear. But the dye job, Ada? It has to go.