Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

The lyrics are not exactly up to the philosophical, historical and political standards of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Sympathy for the Devil.” But this song of seduction by Maroon 5 is a contemporary Billboard chart hit. While Mick Jagger also sang explicitly about sex and romance, he studied at the London School of Economics, and considered a career in politics. An alumnus from the time, Micheal Wilson, did take this route: he became a Canadian finance minister in the 1980s and helped usher in Canada-US free trade. Still, Mick and Mike would party together in the late 1980s, both neighbours with property in the Caribbean.

Also, the joke political party in Canada, The Pirate Party, tracked the downloads of music in the House of Commons, and learned that this song was being illegally downloaded by some members of parliament. Other copyright violations in Canada’s parliament included songs by Adele and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.


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