“ Girls Like You ” was released by Maroon5 in collaboration with the hottest trending female Hip-Hop/Rap sensation, Cardi B on the 5th June 2018.
It is the 9th single from the band’s sixth and latest album, Red Pills Blues. The American pop-rock band of five is known to make chart-topping catchy tunes since 1994 when they were known as Kara’s Flower.
” Girls Like You ” was written by Maroon 5’s lead vocalist, Adam Levine, Henry Walter Britney Talia Hazzard, Gian stone, Jason Evigan and the famous Cardi B. It was a much-awaited track as it featured the currently most in demand artist in the music industry.
Produced by Cirkut and Evigan, the band recorded the single in Conway Recording Studios on the 3rd of November 2017.
” Girls Like You ” is a romantic, punchy and fun song that is currently hitting the pop charts. The lyrics of the song is simple and straightforward and talks about girl power. The chorus is catchy and has an element of pop, low-key dance tune feel.
The original song is three minutes and thirty-five seconds long whereas the extended version with Cardi B is three minutes and fifty-five seconds.
Filmmaker David Dobkin, who is known to have directed movies like The Wedding Crashers, handled the music video for the song. It features over twenty-five female celebrities from a variety of backgrounds, standing beside Adam Levine, lip-syncing and dancing to the song while the rest of the band played in the background.
The robust cast of women varies from actors to singers, social/political activists and sportspersons, entrepreneurs and comedians. Some of the famous women featured are Ellen Degeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Gal Gadot, Gio Grace, Lilly Singh, Tiffany Haddish to name a few, and Adam Levine’s wife Behati Prinsloo and daughter, Dusty Rose. There are about twenty-five cameo appearances by famous women which make the song a record holder for most cameo appearances in a music video.
The theme of the song is empowering as it celebrates women of different backgrounds, social position and different races. The guests in the music video wear clothing with several messages that represent the various issues that women, as well as men all over the world, go through.
With Cardi B bringing her rap game towards the end of the song, it adds a burst of fresh beats to the familiar tone of Adam Levine. The otherwise sombre song with an acoustic loop about falling in love with “ a girl like you ”, the gangster verse from Cardi B nuance the listeners’ mood from typical Maroon 5 tracks to an updated version of pop rhythm and powerful lyrics. To add an unconventional female rapper gives character and strength to the song which reverberates with the theme.
Since the release of this pop track on 30th May, it has already scored over eighty-two million views on YouTube and currently stands at number twelve on the Digital Song Sales chart.
The single is already rocketing towards the top spot in countries like the UK, Australia (ARIA), Israel (Media Forest) and New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ). It debuted at ninety-four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and will probably continue climbing towards the top of the charts, either for the epic collaboration between the two musicians or because of the incredible music video cast.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 4
UK Highest Chart Position: 28
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