Music Monday: Maroon 5 Edition!

In honour of Maroon 5 releasing their 5th studio album, V, tomorrow, I felt it was only appropriate to do an ultimate Maroon 5 playlist for this Music Monday. 20 songs whittled down from four full albums plus bonus tracks, remixes, unreleased songs, live and/or acoustic versions of songs; this playlist will contain some songs released as singles and some of my personal favourites (sometimes it’s one and the same). From this M5 fan, I don’t know how I’m going to do this (especially considering how much I LOVE Songs About Jane and Hands All Over as full albums), but I am. And just because I wanna say it…CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

  1. This Love – It’s the song that really started it all for them and it established their signature sound.
  2. She Will Be Loved
  3. Shiver
  4. Sweetest Goodbye – My absolute favourite song from them!
  5. Take What You Want
  6. Wasted Years – First heard back in 2005, the guys performed this song on tour between their first and second albums. It was a song that was a great transition to what expect to expect in their second album. Funny enough, a full studio version didn’t even appear until Overexposed, which sounded almost entirely different from its original incarnation.
  7. If I Never See Your Face Again – The original version that appeared on It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, before they released it as a single with Rihanna, and then it was labelled as “Rihanna & Maroon 5” not the other way around.
  8. Wake Up Call
  9. Little of Your Time
  10. Won’t Go Home Without You
  11. How
  12. Give A Little More
  13. Hands All Over – The most ‘rock’ the band has ever sounded on a song.
  14. Just A Feeling – I always say this is a great song to drive to. There’s just something about it that feels like it’s good cruising music.
  15. Get Back in My Life
  16. Last Chance – They had already started on their Police sound with this song, featured as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Hands All Over. I really shouldn’t have been surprised when they revisited that sound for Maps.
  17. One More Night
  18. Sad – It’s funny that these days, the more understated the song, the more it stands out. Especially on an album like Overexposed, which I was upset about for being almost too overproduced on a majority of the songs.
  19. Tickets
  20. Maps – First single of their new album, and if this is an indication of what the rest of the album sounds like, well, I already like it more than Overexposed.

Just for good measure, some of my favourite live performances from Maroon 5 of a few songs above.