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Maroon 5 ride high on success

September 18, 2012 - 2:23am

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CONSIDERING the way the year has gone for Maroon 5, an album title like Overexposed must have been a cute little self-wink for the band.

After years of mediocre middle-of-the-charts type hits as the band tried to recreate the runaway success of their 2004 breakout hit Songs About Jane, the five-man band found their swagger again in the past year, with radio hits and an elevated public image thanks to frontman Adam Levine’s pervasiveness on radio and TV.

Levine isn't shy about the desire to keep feeding themselves the high that last year's hit Moves Like Jagger’s chart-topping success gave them.

“Bands like to do this thing where they’re like, ‘Oh, man, we just didn’t know. Oh my God, it’s so crazy. We just wrote this song.’

“And that’s true, but we like that. We want to have that experience. We want to have hits. We want to have songs that, internationally, people are going to know,” he told MTV News in June.  “It’s exciting when you go to a country you’ve never been to, when you go to Jakarta, and they’re singing the lyrics to Payphone. It’s so cool. And that’s something that we not only love, but we pursue – unabashedly.”

The group bring their hits to the Padang this weekend as headliners on Saturday night’s roster of entertainment for the 2012 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.

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