Music Video 1:Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera- Moves Like The Jagger.
How’re the band/artist represented? Is this similar across the videos?:The music video ‘Moves Like Jagger’ is based onMick Jagger so therefore, he is presented in thevideo through Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera.Throughout the video the main singer of Maroon 5,Adam Levine, is presented as a modern day MickJagger. The video is shown as old fashioned at thebeginning, showing Mick Jagger performing, andthen it gradually gets more modern, right up towhen Christina Aguilera starts to sing. Maroon 5and Christina, are seen to be performing at a talentcontest to celebrate Mick Jagger’s dancing andsinging, and they are both the main performers inthe video.This is different to both Maroon 5’s other videosand Christina Aguilera’s videos too.
What relationships exist between images and lyrics in the chosen video?:There is some relationship between the images in the video and thelyrics of the song. ‘Moves Like Jagger’ is the main theme in the video,this means it is based on Mick Jagger. In the lyrics, he is mentioned alot and in the video, there are black and white clips of Mick Jaggerdancing and then the main singer of Maroon 5 imitates him. Theimages in the video don’t really represent the lyrics, only when MickJagger is dancing.On a separate post on ‘Blogger’, I will post the lyrics of this song soyou can see how the video and the lyrics coincide.
What relationship exists between the music and the images?: The music in the video is a typical Maroon 5 tune. The music and the imageswork well together as they up beat music, goes well with the fast, and intensedancing. The music also makes it feel like the situation the characters in thevideo, are in. The instruments in the video that are in the song, make the videofeel very British, which is what they are trying to get across in the video with theuse of Mick Jagger. The music compliments the images, and vice-versa.
Are there any inter-textual references to other media forms? If so who/what?:Yes, Mick Jagger is mentioned a lot in the song, and also he is shown in ablack and white video, performing, which pops up every now and again in thevideo itself. Maroon 5 are the main artists in the video, but Christina Aguileraalso does some of the vocals. She is in around half the song, but isn’t seen ormentioned as much as Maroon 5.
Is it possible to see any common features in the music video?:There are some recurring features in the music videos. These are:Mick Jagger- He is seen on old video clips and the music video and songare based on him.British- The British flag is in the background throughout the video, so thiscould mean they are trying to give us a message through the video, aboutbeing proud to be British.Dancing- All throughout the video everyone shown is dancing and singing,and this is the main theme for the video.The video itself is set out in quite an old fashioned way and this isprobably how choreographers wanted it to look. The old fashioned clothesand people set the scene also.
What taglines or catchphrases are present?:‘Moves Like Jagger’, the name of the song, the theme of thesong, and the vocals are all based on this phrase and wellknown saying. This makes sure that the video has a themeand people already know the saying, so can therefore relatewith it.