Maroon 5's Latest Song "Girls Like You" Is All About Woman Power And We're Here for It!

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Maroon 5 and Cardi B dropped their new video "Girls Like You" and we're definitely loving every single bit of it!

It seems like the perfect time for the Maroon 5 band to drop their latest song. With all the talks about gender equality and women empowerment, Girls Like You might just become an anthem for the ongoing movement. 

Feating Cardi B, the cameo-packed video starts with singer Adam Levine singing alone on a rotating platform. He is soon joined by musicians, artists, comedians, female athletes, scientists, entertainers, and journalists who appear one-by-one behind him, dancing and lip-syncing to this catchy song. 

Girls Like You Meaning Is Deeper Than You Imagined 

The song with the most cameos ever is perhaps an ode to the power of a woman who can scale any heights and become an inspiration to others. For the uninitiated, apart from some famous faces we’ve all seen, there were a few other famous women who not many knew of, but agreed to come onboard in a jiffy. 

In fact, David Dobkin shared in an interview that it wasn’t tough for the ladies to come onboard since they very much loved the idea. “Honestly, we put out the call and these women all showed up. It was almost overwhelming. We [were] so honored each person came,” Dobnik shared. 

“J. Lo was the first one that walked in, and she crushed it. She’s magic. Ellen came on the first shoot day. She was the first person to sign up and support it. And she was so amazing. She understood that all the other women were going to be put together with visual effects. It was so funny when she finally started looking around for where the women were coming from, which I did not tell her to do at all. She understood just as an artist — she was like, “Oh yeah, all these women are coming and going? I’m gonna look around for all of them,” he shared. 

Now, in case you missed placing all the ladies, here’s a a little rundown for you!

Add these songs to your women empower playlist!

The song does not explicitly advocate gender equality and women empowerment. However, the director was inspired by the women’s movement and it led him to conceptualise the theme of the video.

At the time he said that he wanted to “represent many different races and religions and backgrounds and orientations.”

Now, while we’re on the subject of empowerment, this may not be the only song on your playlist. Check out these five other songs that show us how women run the world, literally!  

1. “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce

What’s a women empowerment song list without this hit song from Queen Beyonce? Not to mention it’s definitely an anthem for anyone who wants to be empowered in this *cough, cough* misogynistic world.

2. “Salute” by Little Mix

Little Mix has a lot of empowering songs in their discography and “Salute” is one of them.

Our favourite lyrics are: “Get your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your boots; Representing all the women, salute, salute”

It is very inclusive, not discriminating women against another. You want heels? Okay. You want sneakers? Fine. It doesn’t matter what you like because at the end of the day, we are all women and we’re in this together!

3. “Sit Still Look Pretty” by Daya

Daya does not like to be confined to gender roles and stereotypes. She sings, “Then Snow White, she did it right. In her life had seven men to do the chores ’cause that’s not what a lady’s for,” in this video.

Talk about savageness!

4. “Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christina Aguilera ft. Lil’ Kim

In this song, the two artists sing about gender inequality.

The lyrics are about unfair treatment and disrespect to women. The song represents a lot of women with the same viewpoint and certainly proves that nobody can hold down or stop women from speaking up.

5. “Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfield

Hailee celebrates diversity in her song, “Most Girls.” It’s about accepting who you are and celebrating your differences, as she sings “No two are the same.”

We’re sure you’re now inspired to create your own women power playlist. And if you haven’t yet, perhaps these songs will be the perfect fit. 

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