Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 feat.  Christina Aguilera  Music Video Analysis: Goodwin’s Theory Josie Fernandes
‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>The genre of this song: Disco-pop, electro pop with elements of rock and soul.  </li></ul><ul...
‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>Continuous use of the name ‘Jagger’  </li></ul><ul><li>:The dancers and artists are  frequent...
‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>Fast moving transitions of  Adam Levine singing interspersed  with archive footage of Jagger ...
‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>There is frequent use of close-ups of both artists: </li></ul><ul><li>There are also long sho...
‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>During the introduction a female briefly  flashes her upper thigh and leg at the camera: </li...
‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>References to TV interviews at the beginning  where there is archive footage of ‘Mick  Jagger...
‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>The shots of Christina Aguilera singing into the vocal microphone is similar to her own music...
‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>The song generally details the ability of a male to impress a female with his dancing moves w...
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Goodwins Theory Analysis: 'Moves Like Jagger' - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

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Goodwins Theory Analysis: 'Moves Like Jagger' - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

  1. 1. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera Music Video Analysis: Goodwin’s Theory Josie Fernandes
  2. 2. ‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>The genre of this song: Disco-pop, electro pop with elements of rock and soul. </li></ul><ul><li>The video typically includes both artists singing into the camera: </li></ul>What genre is the music and how is this reflected in the video? Includes a concert/performing set as a main location for the video which later moves into a band performance:
  3. 3. ‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>Continuous use of the name ‘Jagger’ </li></ul><ul><li>:The dancers and artists are frequently shot wearing tight leather-type pants (symbolic of the name ‘Jagger’) </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics ‘moves like jagger’ is often accompanied by the dancers imitating Mick Jagger’s iconic dance moves: </li></ul>How do the images relate to the lyrics? Mick Jagger Music Video Music Video
  4. 4. ‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>Fast moving transitions of Adam Levine singing interspersed with archive footage of Jagger which follows the general beat/rhythm of the music: </li></ul><ul><li>:Close-up of the drummer hitting the bass as the beat on the song kicks in also done with the electric guitar. </li></ul>How do the images relate to the music?
  5. 5. ‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>There is frequent use of close-ups of both artists: </li></ul><ul><li>There are also long shots of Adam Levine where he demonstrates his own ‘moves like jagger’: </li></ul>How is the artist presented to ‘sell’ them?
  6. 6. ‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>During the introduction a female briefly flashes her upper thigh and leg at the camera: </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the female dancers are wearing outfits which are revealing, however, they are not presented provocatively: </li></ul>Is there any reference to ‘looking’? Are females presented voyeuristically?
  7. 7. ‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>References to TV interviews at the beginning where there is archive footage of ‘Mick Jagger’ being interviewed: </li></ul><ul><li>The set is similar to Madonna’s ‘American Pie’ background, where she sings in front of the US flag: </li></ul>Can you spot any intertextual references? What are they?
  8. 8. ‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>The shots of Christina Aguilera singing into the vocal microphone is similar to her own music video ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ where the same shot and type of props are used: </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous reference to Mick Jagger: </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Levine’ t-shit: Fan poster ‘I  you Mick’: </li></ul>Can you spot any intertextual references? What are they? ‘ Ain’t No Other Man ‘ Moves Like Jagger’
  9. 9. ‘ Moves Like Jagger’ <ul><li>The song generally details the ability of a male to impress a female with his dancing moves which are compared to Mick Jagger. </li></ul><ul><li>There is an overall retro feel to the narrative where the dancers wear 80’s costumes. This presents the idea of the production aiming to recreate Mick Jagger in his prime from the past. </li></ul>Any further comments?

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