Maroon 5 rose to success via this debut album of them “Songs About Jane”. The album’s genre consists of pop rock, alternative, and blue eyed soul as heard from the official singles released. It went on to be one of the biggest sellers of 2004 after hitting the charts with hit singles contributing to the album’s success. It was a top 10 album in the US and had gone 5x platinum certified by RIAA, while it was a bigger hit in United Kingdom where it reached number 1.
Harder to Breathe
The first time I heard about the band through “Harder to Breathe” which sounded harder, but I mistake the vocalist as female upon hearing from the radio because of feminine voice of Adam Levine. The song charted in many countries including US and UK, where it went to the top 20.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10
After the heavy sound of “Harder to Breathe”, the band went lighter in this pop rock song “This Love”. The song gave more popularity for the band as it became one of the biggest songs of 2004 and helped propel their album reach its heights as it went top 10 worldwide.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10
She Will Be Love
“She Will Be Love” can be credited with the success of their album “Songs About Jane” as it was the second most successful single from the record behind “This Love”. The song is slighty slower than their previous single. It was also a top ten hit worldwide.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10
“Sunday Morning” is a song which gives a relaxing ambience when played in the background with its blue-eyed soul influenced tune. It was a top 40 hit in the US.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10
Must Get Out
The song is such a sad song about a relationship in a tough period. The song was the most underrated single from the album.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
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