Das Racist and Maroon 5 battle it out on the pop homage front

Posted by Bill Forman on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM

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Although each is disturbing in its own way, I'd say that when it comes to music video homages to bygone pop icons, the new "Michael Jackson" video from Das Racist wins hands-down over Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger."

After all, the Das Racist song is actually creative, clever (hilarious, in fact) and eminently listenable. But the indie hip-hop group has one helluva long way to go if it's going to even come close to the success of the Maroons' Christina Aguilera-fortified single, which posted its third week at No. 1 yesterday.

That said, I'd gladly listen to this week's debut album by Mick Jagger's semi-supergroup, SuperHeavy, ALL THE WAY THROUGH A SECOND TIME if it only meant never having to hear "Moves Like Jagger" again. But hey, you can judge for yourself by watching the two videos below.

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