Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” Tributes All Female Superstars Out There (Lyrics Review)
Maroon 5 comes up with fresh music and ideas on and off and the new single and music video “Girls Like You” is a breath of fresh air. The new single talks about girl power and the video include a parade of female stars from different niches of entertainment. This is the remix version of the original song released from Maroon 5’s 2017 album ‘Red Pill Blues.’ And the remix includes a verse by the overnight hip-hop sensation, Cardi B.
The music video for “Girls Like You” certainly does steal the spotlight from its lyrics. The video includes Adam Levine in a lit room and the camera rotates around him. Every time the camera makes one turn around him a different female superstar appears behind him, dancing and singing to the song.
Who are the female superstars appearing in “Girls Like You” music video?
There is a very long and impressive list of superstars appearing in the music video. The appearance of Camila Cabello as the very first character sets us a bit off as to why she is there instead of Cardi B. But as the female roles start flowing in, we get the idea.
The rest of the parade of women includes; comedian and actress Phoebe Robinson, Olympic gymnast Aly Riasman, comedian Sarah Silverman, the Wonderwoman Gal Gadot, and the YouTube sensation, Superwoman AKA Lily Singh. The list does not limit just to actresses and comedians. The next in line is a tech entrepreneur and author Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, followed by Tiffany Haddish. Then appears a women’s rights activist Angy Rivera and then an author Franchesca Ramsey.
If you thought that is the end of it, you are still in for a treat. “Girls Like You” then brings in Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, and Ellen DeGeneres appears.
For a few lines Adam Levine is left alone at the center stage, but then Cardi B appears with her verse. More ladies queue in…
Jennifer Lopez, Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, Olympic soccer star Alex Morgan, and Mary J. Blige take the stage next on this new music video. More ladies queue in; Lady Bird star Beanie Feldstein, Jackie Fielder, race car driver Danica Patrick and Minnesota House member Ilhan Omar, Elizabeth Banks, and model Ashley Graham and Rita Ora.
The last shot of “Girls Like You” probably trumps all of the above. Adam Levine’s wife model Behati Prinsloo appears holding the couple’s daughter Gio Grace.
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Lyrics Review and Song Meaning of “Girls Like You”
The lyrics to this song, written by a group including Adam Levine himself, is rather simple and straightforward.
The first verse speaks about a broken relationship and it seems as if both are cheating on each other. He spent some time away from him and she got even with him. Almost every night their relationship is reduced to solving problems.
The chorus of the song is very catchy, and it speaks about how ‘girls like you’ end up with ‘guys like him’ and it is a mix of fire. They both love fun and games and would end up getting hurt. But he wants a girl like you when the dust settles as well.
Their issues have not stopped in the second verse either. He flew back to her last night and he got ‘high’ the entire day the next day while trying to sort the issues between them.
It seems as if all their day and night time is spent on conflict resolution, which cannot be very healthy.
These lyrics of “Girls Like You” hint at the final breath of this relationship. They have been up all night and morning trying to resolve their issues, but he feels like this will be their last draw.
This new verse is an addition to the remix and is done by Cardi B. She does not hold back in promoting herself in these lyrics.
“Not too long ago I was dancing for dollars/ No, it’s really rude if I let you meet my mama/ You don’t want a girl like me I’m too crazy/ For every other girl you meet it’s fugazy…”
Cardi B shouts out to her days at the club and certifies herself as ‘too crazy.’ The “Bodak Yellow” star also raps about what it would take to date her-not a ‘white horse and a carriage’ but ‘porches and karats’ are her kryptonite.
This song is extremely catchy, but this music video steals all the spotlight. The lyrics and the music video have little to do with each other. However, both the song and the video are impressive achievements.
Let us know your opinions on this new single and the music video. Who do you think lacked from this music video?