Sunday, April 21, 2024

(Listen) Maroon 5’s New “Maps” Sounds A Lot Like The Police


I really like Maroon 5’s new “Maps,” and here it is. But is it me or are a lot of new records sounding like they’re all derived from The Police catalog? Bruno Mars was a blatant rip off, One Direction had a song that sounded like it was traced from “Don’t Stand So Close to Me.” Now “Maps.” And you know, they’re all catchy, because The Police had a lot of hits. Funny stuff.





Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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