Mick Jagger is a classic in his own right. Few people can match his unwavering standing as a rock star, and he has unmatched cultural capital. Many singers have emphasized Jagger’s swagger in their songs, which may be the only thing that rhymes with Jagger—at least it tends to be the first thing people grab for. Here are four songs, ranging from Ke$ha to The Black Eyed Peas, that pay homage to a member of The Rolling Stones.
1. Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok”
One of the most well-known namedrops by Jagger originates from Ke$ha’s 2009 album “Tik Tok.” She sings in her breakthrough single, “And now the guys are linin’ up ’cause they hear we got swagger / But we kick ’em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger.” Now, considering her obsession on the boy bander and his uncanny likeness to the rock star, it’s been suggested that Ke$ha was alluding to Harry Styles in this statement. However, this clearly illustrates the cultural relevance of Jagger. It’s possible that Ke$ha preserved the legacy of The Rolling Stones vocalist by introducing him to a whole new generation.
2. Christina Aguilera and Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”
Jagger’s distinctive on-stage dancing is one of his trademarks. It is incredibly unique and difficult to duplicate. Though it’s the central theme of numerous songs, “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera is among the greatest. Adam Levine, the frontman, sings, “Look into my eyes and I’ll own you / With them moves like Jagger / I’ve got them moves like Jagger.” Even while we doubt that just anybody performing Jagger’s trademark dancing style would have a seductive effect, we nevertheless like the newer rock stars honoring one of their idols.
3. The Jonas Brothers song “Heart and Soul”
The Jonas Brothers’ song “Heart and Soul” made homage to two legendary rock musicians. They sing, referencing to both Elvis and Mick Jagger, “You gotta feel the beat before you can move / Even though you’re not wearing blue suede shoes / And making mistakes / But that won’t matter / If you can swagger like ol’ Mick Jagger.” As the message of the song is upon possessing the necessary amount of heart and soul to “rock n’ roll,” the enduring frontman is the ideal musician to mention.
4. The Black Eyed Peas, “The Time (Dirty Bit)”
All in all, these chicks enjoy my swagger / They callin’ me Mick Jagger / I be rollin’ like a Stone, the song “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by The Black Eyed Peas goes. Jagger’s characteristic “swagger” steals the show once more. One genre cannot adequately characterize the icon that is Jagger. He’s been elevated by numerous rockers, but he’s also respected in the pop and R&B genres.