"Moves Like Jagger" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Club beat is super catchy and sexy; best for teens.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 40 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

The bragging and arrogance that come across in this song aren't quite the messages you want sent to kids, but at least they're presented in a fun, non-threatening way.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The song talks about getting to know someone with your tongue.


Some innuendo: "Take me by the tongue, and I'll know you," "oh, baby, rub me right," and "kiss me till you're drunk."


"S--t" once.


The song debuted on the TV show The Voice.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

"Kiss me till you're drunk."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this song debuted on the hit show The Voice, where Adam Levine performed with Christina Aguilera. It plays on the sexy image of Mick Jagger and is full of bravado and minor innuendo. There's one "s--t," but it's otherwise clean on the language front. The song isn't as edgy as a lot of pop music out there now, but the references to alcohol and sexiness make it best for teens and up.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 16, 2012

Epic song!

This song is GREAT! It is REALLY catchy and cool Though there is sex,cussing,and getting drunk.Other than that it is EPIC!
Adult Written byKeep kids protected October 20, 2011



"Head to toe...ooh...rub me right, kiss me till you're drunk" Sexualised music is getting worse. At least The Rolli... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bytariq1919 December 26, 2012


Really good song but one question how does CSM catch the swearing?! Do they even enjoy the music or only listen to the negative stuff? Someone answer me!
Kid, 9 years old April 8, 2018

Good but sexy

A very sexy nightclub song but not so sexy. It uses Sh*t once. Some indirect iffy references. My friend and I have been listening to this song for a while, now... Continue reading

What's the story?

In a nod to rock legend Mick Jagger and his famously sexy ways, Maroon 5 releases a hot summer single, "MOVES LIKE JAGGER." It's a funky-pop beat and features Christina Aguilera.

Is it any good?

Although die-hard M5 fans will probably be cringing at the radio-ready, commercial pop sound of "Moves Like Jagger," they still won't be able to stop themselves from dancing to it. It's incredibly catchy, with a light melody that Levine floats through and bass and drum-heavy music that's perfect for summer. The lyrics and music may not be Maroon 5 at their best, but you won’t care because the song is so much fun to listen to.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the trend in music to call out or give a nod to notorious legends like Mick Jagger. Do you think this will automatically make the song more popular? Do you think these artists are just trying to capitalize on another's fortune and fame?

  • This song, like others, debuted on a popular live TV show. What do you think about this trend in music and TV? Does it make you more likely to buy music if you see/hear it first on one of your favorite shows?

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