PEAK POSITION: Number 2
SALES: 1.5m (correct in June 2015)
YEAR OF RELEASE: August 2011
YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: 1st January 2012
Moves Like Jagger was one of the stand out hits of 2011. It entered the charts at Number 3 on the 27th August where it stayed for one more week before it climbed one place to Number 2. It stayed at Number 2 for seven weeks, equalling All-4-One’s record for ‘I Swear’ in 1994. The single was actually second-placed behind six different acts all who entered the charts at Number 1. In its first eight weeks on sale, Moves Like Jagger had been no lower than Number 3 but had been outsold by 10 singles! It stayed in the Top 100 for 61 consecutive weeks!
Maroon 5 had enjoyed some smash hits between 2004 and 2007 (including three Top Tens). But then a number of lower placed hits followed. Christina Aguilera had enjoyed several hits from 1999, scoring four Number 1s. But by 2007 the hits were charting lower and lower. Moves Like Jagger gave a storming return to form for both acts. Although it never made Number 1, it became the biggest hit for both acts ever.
Moves Like Jagger is one of the highest selling singles which didn’t reach Number 1.
In May 2018 sales figures were confirmed as 1.54 million downloads and 26 million streams.