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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Maroon 5's New Single "Payphone" Is Desperate But Fun

First of all, Maroon 5's upcoming album Overexposed is executive produced by Max Martin. That should tell you a lot — mainly that, after years of having semi-hits and flops as far as singles, the band is keen to keep the "Moves Like Jagger" momentum going.

Enter Max's henchmen Benny Blanco and Shellback, and chart-topping Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa, who was stapled onto the irresistibly catchy "Payphone".

It's hilarious how over-the-top pop this track is. I figured "Moves Like Jagger" was a one-time thing for the band. But no, Adam & Co. are clearly willing to sell their souls for a hit.

Thank God.

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  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger John said…

    The headline says it all. Let's just embrace it right away, use it like a stripper at a GOP convention, and then send it back where it came from.

  • At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow, no more U.K. and U.S. charts?

  • At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    The song is pretty decent. Not fantastic but I agree that they're trying to milk the formula that they kicked off with "Moves like Jagger". That song was literally a career-saver for the band.


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