Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You” is one of the band’s biggest hits, if not the biggest, and its innovative, star-studded video is one reason why. Now the video has reached an impressive milestone.
The video, with its message of female empowerment, released May 30, 2018, has now racked up two billion views across Vevo and YouTube. It reached that milestone in just 10 months.
“Girls Like You” featured Adam Levine singing while surrounded by notable and accomplished women, among them Jennifer Lopez, Tiffany Haddish, Gal Gadot, Mary J. Blige, Chloe Kim, Aly Raisman, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Danica Patrick, Elizabeth Banks, Ashley Graham and more.
While the song itself was #1 for seven weeks and spent 33 weeks in the top 10, it’s the video for “Girls Like You” that landed the song on the New York Times‘ recent list of “The Top 25 Songs That Matter Right Now.”
“At a time when women and nonwhite men have been facing down the White House and law enforcement’s relentless disrespect with civic, public and artistic resolve, the most crucial multitude were the 26 female entertainers, athletes, politicians, activists and survivors who seized control of the song’s video,” writes the New York Times.
The Times describe Adam Levine in the video as “the ultimate embodiment of a stubbly, privileged white bro who belatedly realizes that he needs his partner.”
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