MAROON 5 Proves They Still Got The "Moves Like Jagger" With Rocking Super Bowl 53 Performance
As expected, Maroon 5 rocked the Super Bowl LIII stage with their epic and energy-inducing halftime set.
The Adam Levine-fronted band dished out their classic hits from their breakout 2002 album Songs About Jane including chart-toppers such as "Harder To Breathe", "She Will Be Loved" and "This Love" as well as newer and more recent tracks like "Girls Like You".
There were a few surprises here and there – like the emergence of rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi – but one of the set's main highlights was the band's little tribute to Spongebob Squarepants' "Sweet Victory". No, they didn't sing the actual song but instead showed a 5-second clip from the hit TV show, setting up Travis' performance of "Sicko Mode".
Maroon 5 really played with my emotions by using a 5 second clip of SpongeBob just to go into Sicko Mode pic.twitter.com/LiZcEYlXIt— E̶ddy Sees Ghosts (@eddy_ruiz99) February 4, 2019
The finale part saw Adam get his groove on as the band played "Move Likes Jagger". He even went topless, simply feeding off the energy of the crowd. Unfortunately though, their collaborator Christina Aguilera didn't appear for the set, contrary to what previous reports suggested. Check out their full Super Bowl LIII performance right here:
Following their performance, lead singer Adam Levine took to Instagram to thank everyone, including their critics.
When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote. Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love. ❤️ And the list of words is... Forgive Laugh Cry Smile Share Live Endure Embrace Remember Enlighten Preserve Inspire Sweat Fight Express Give Receive Elevate Climb Unify Fortify Soften Dance Scream Dream Educate Provide Inhale Exhale Persevere Stand Kneel Overcome Love Listen