Maroon 5s 10 Best Songs of All Time (Critic’s Choice)

Maroon 5 may not be the most fashionable of the 21st century bands, but few others have had more sustained success. Adam Levine and co. has reached the Billboard Hot 100 on 32 occasions since their debut single “Harder to Breathe” (from 2002’s Songs about Jane) peaked at No. 18 in 2002. And perhaps even more impressive given the volatile nature of the pop market, they have made it every calendar year from 2010’s “Misery” to 2021’s “Beautiful Mistakes” feat. Megan Thee stallion.

While Levine has experienced solo success, especially as a trainer at NBC’s hit song competition The voice, it’s Maroon 5, on which his musical legend rests. Formed as the band Kara’s Flowers in Los Angeles when Levine was only a teenager, Maroon 5’s members include or have included Levine, Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton, Sam Farrar, Ryan Dusick and Mickey Madden over a long career.

In addition to the aforementioned 32 appearances on the Hot 100 (so far), the band has scored 15 top 10 hits on the Hot 100, including four No. 1s: “Girls Like You” feat. Cardi B, “Moves Like Jagger” feat. Christina Aguilera (a co-trainer on The voice), “One More Night” and “Makes Me Wonder.” “Sugar”, “Memories” and “Payphone” feat. Wiz Khalifa almost reached the top spot and topped as No. 2 on the Hot 100.

But which hits from the pop / rock combination’s insanely catchy back catalog deserve to be highlighted? Here’s a look at ten of their best – not all of which are necessarily their biggest hits.

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