Monday, October 29, 2012

Review: "One More Night" - Maroon 5

There's nothing better than being able to relate to celebrities. Since they're so much better than us, you think they would be perfect. Adam Levine and his band speak about a flaw that everyone has encountered. Yes, even you have, and don't act like you haven't. I'm talking about the bad hookup that Maroon 5 mentions of in "One More Night."


Nothing comforts me knowing that Adam Levine has hooked up with an ugly chick before. Much like "Locked Out Of Heaven," this song is a hybrid of two songs. "One More Night" is a mix of the main progression and theme of Ace of Base's "All That She Wants" and the drum beat from Rihanna's "Umbrella." Listen closely to the beat:

Am I right, or am I right? Pretty nifty, really. Anyway, as much as I'd love to know the absurd story of how Adam Levine took 47 Jagerbombs and mounted Shamu's sister while shouting "SEABISCUIT! HYAH!", we should probably go over why this song has some actual substance. Although Maroon 5 has changed their sound into yet another pop/dance band, this song somewhat breaks that mold. The reggae-esque syncopated guitars add a nice flair not really heard with popular songs these days. Adam Levine's vocals are blatantly autotuned like every other top 40 song, but it's not as obvious as other songs I've heard as of recent. I'm looking at you, douchebag who autotuned the vocals of "Some Nights" by fun.. 

This is currently one of my guilty pleasure songs right now. It's upbeat enough to dance and sing along to, but still low key enough to be able to chill out to. I can hear this jam being played in the club while I look at my friend suck face with the girl who looked like she got mauled by the ugly tree, yet I can also see myself taking it easy and hanging out with friends while sharing stories about buddies who woke up next to Shrek.

The lyrics are relatable to everyone, which is actually a little fun. The beat is playful and can be seen in a range of atmospheres. I'm afraid it will get old as people will enjoy this too much, though. In the end though, all I really want to hear is a story of someone doing the dirty to this ironic yet awesome song.

Official rating of "One More Night": 8/10
Love this song, but love it with someone you won't be ashamed of waking up next to.