20 Maroon 5 Music Videos Ranked Based On Adam Levine's Level Of Nakedness, From Fully Clothed To Baring It All — VIDEOS
ICYMI, Adam Levine dropped trou — or towel, rather — for Maroon 5's latest music video for the song "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er". The cheeky scene only lasts for a few seconds, as the music video centers on Levine getting ready backstage for a performance which involves him having to put on clothes. Despite its brevity, the scene is obviously causing a lot of buzz on the internet, but this is far from the first time Levine has been opposed to fabric when it comes to music videos. In the video for "Moves Like Jagger" — which featured Levine's The Voice colleague, Christina Aguilera — Levine was shirtless almost entirely throughout the video and his pants defied gravity as they hung low to showcase Levine's pelvis. In the creep-tastic video for "Animals", Levine hung shirtless from an animal carcass (ew) and was drenched in blood for a sex scene.
Taking a look back at Maroon 5's videos, I noticed that Levine's discovery that he can rock very little fabric occurred early on. Of course, he doesn't spend every waking moment sans shirt — quite the contrary! There are various music videos where Levine sports suits and multiple layers that are just as chic as his ladder-like abdomen. Because we love Maroon 5, their music, videos, and Levine's abs, I have taken it upon myself to rank the band's music videos from the most amount of clothing Levine wore to the least. You. Are. Welcome.
Levine and the rest of the gang from Maroon 5 turn into a dapper group of wedding crashers as they surprise various newlyweds with a performance of this addictive track. Obviously, Levine had to stay suited up for the video's entirety, so we don't get a look at too much skin. You can't complain, though, when a guy can rock a suit the way Levine does.
19. "Sunday Morning"
For a song that has "steal some covers, share some skin" in the lyrics, there's not a whole lot of skin happening in this music video from 2009. It's all good, though — Levine is absolutely adorbs in his sweater and button-up. Plus, I really enjoyed the use of karaoke as the concept for this video.
18. "If I Never See Your Face Again"
Wow, this guy really knows how to rock a suit, amiright? Levine is painstakingly clothed once more, but there's a few buttons undone on the top of one of his shirts, so we're getting closer.
17. "Makes Me Wonder"
Yup, lots of clothes going on again in this one. One more button might have been unbuttoned at one point, though.
16. "Harder To Breathe"
There are lots of layers of fabric going on in this video, but we're still treated to that classic Levine swagger. He also wears a t-shirt for, like, two seconds so we get to see some triceps. This was the band's first video and even from the start it was easy to see that the boys were gonna go far.
15. "Won't Go Home Without You"
I spy some bare biceps!
14. "Hands All Over"
In this video, Levine sports a lower collar so we get a peek-a-boo at the beginnings of a couple chest tattoos. I think I saw part of his lower back a couple times as well.
12. "Give A Little More"
Low-collar and bared triceps alert!
There's those arms again. Levine also shows off some impressive acting chops in this video, which was more intense than fans may have expected.
Is this a music video or an action movie where everyone loses their respective smartphones? Either way, I dig it.
9. "She Will Be Loved"
We get a few shirtless snippets in this one.
8. "Wake Up Call"
Here's another one with some shirtless snippets.
7. "This Love"
This video is interspersed with scenes of Levine in the throes of passion, thus beginning a legion of music videos where Levine would be losing a lot of his clothes.
6. "Love Somebody"
Was this video inspired by The Secret World of Alex Mack ? I hope so. Levine appears to be seriously lacking in the clothes department in this one, but because we only get to see splotches of his physique, it couldn't garner the top spot on our list.
5. "Never Gonna Leave This Bed"
Spoiler alert: A song titled "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" involves Levine wearing very little clothing.
4. "One More Night"
In a video where Levine is training for a boxing match, there's bound to be a loss of layers. He's sporting mad abs for several scenes in this vid.
3. "Moves Like Jagger"
Levine has moves like jagger, alright, and the last thing he needs is a shirt to cover up said moves. Seriously, though, how did those pants stay up the entire time? Impressive.
That was creepy. There are some disturbing scenes in Maroon 5's video for "Animals", including a shirtless Levine hanging from an animal carcass and a blood-splattered sex scene, so watch at your own risk.
1. "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er"
We had to save the best — or the least clothed — for last! We only see Levine getting truly — ahem — cheeky for a moment, but the fact that said moment involves Levine baring all is why this video garners the top spot on our list.