Maroon 5 has not only racked up Grammy Awards, but they also have an increasing number of great collaborations. Some of the band's biggest hits have come from working with other artists. Check out the best Maroon 5 collaborations below. Click each title to listen to the song, before you get tickets to see Maroon 5 live through AXS.
Fans may have missed this collaboration because it was never on a Maroon 5 record. Rather, "Come Away To The Water" was recorded for the soundtrack to the movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The song featured Rozzi Crane, the rising pop star who was signed to Adam Levine's 222 Records at the time. Dark and brooding, it was so not like any other Maroon 5 track, which is what makes it worth listening to.
Maroon 5's latest album Red Pill Blues has a number of collaborations on it. One of the best is "Help Me Out," which includes Julia Michaels. Like Rozzi Crane, Michaels is a pop singer on her way up. But where Crane has a bit of a bite to her music, Michaels is upbeat and so full of energy that she brings this track to life. This fun single leaves the audience hoping she records more with Maroon 5 in the future.
"Don't Wanna Know" was one of Maroon 5's summer singles, released between albums to keep fans hooked. It certainly did the job, with a bouncy sound and some well-placed assistance from Kendrick Lamar. For some reason, Maroon 5 has a gift for making breakup songs sound like the happiest thing ever. Mixing in Lamar's excellent rap skills, plus a hilarious music video, made this song a deserved hit.
Maroon 5's latest success is "Girls Like You" featuring rapper Cardi B. The song has proven so popular that the band released a second music video for it just four months after the first one! Why is it so popular? It has a great positive message celebrating women, and then Cardi B arrives with her own girl power to take it to a whole other level. Plus, the chorus is just unbelievably catchy.
The most underrated collaboration in Maroon 5's history is "Out of Goodbyes" from their Hands All Over album. The wistful ballad paired Levine with Hilary Scott from the country group Lady Antebellum. That seems like a combination that wouldn't work, but it turns out incredibly well. Levine is a much stronger vocalist than he's ever been given credit for, and "Out of Goodbyes" is so stripped down that fans can focus on his voice and how well it blends with Scott's.
Maroon 5 made payphones relevant again when they came out with this collaboration featuring Wiz Khalifa. What's great about "Payphone" is that it's an outstanding song in its own right, and Khalifa just compliments what's already there. It doesn't feel like the song is trying to fit itself around his rap verses. Instead, he just seamlessly comes in and has a few choice words for his ex. Both he and Levine are dishing up some tough love in this one.
The best thing to ever come out of "The Voice" is this team-up between Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera. This is one of the band's biggest hits, and with good reason. It marked their departure from being a pop-rock band, as they ventured into dance-pop and later, mixing in a rap/hip-hop element. It pushed Maroon 5 out of their comfort zone, while also being incredibly addictive. Aguilera's tremendous vocals meshed perfectly with Levine's, and one of the great singles in pop music was born. Just in case you've forgotten it, hear it again by playing the video above.
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