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Among the many feats of "Moves Like Jagger" topping the Hot 100 is that it is the sixth No. 1 to pair a male group with a female solo artist.
Here is a list of all such collaborators:
"Then Came You," Dionne Warwicke & Spinners, 1974
"Opposites Attract," Paula Abdul (Duet With the Wild Pair), 1990
"One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, 1995
"Thank God I Found You," Mariah Carey featuring Joe & 98 Degrees, 2000
"Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, 2011
"Moves Like Jagger," Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera, 2011
Hope you survived the storm and keep up the good work,
Long Island, New York
You, as well, as Long Island seems to have been hit harder overall than Westchester County, where I am. Good thoughts to all who were adversely affected by the hurricane.
Thanks for the list, and interesting that 2011 is the first year with two such No. 1s.
Two additional qualifying songs are currently ascending the Hot 100. Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel ...," featuring Sabi, rises 19-18 and Rascal Flatts' "Easy," featuring Natasha Bedingfield, lifts 68-64.
"Feel" is Cobra Starship's second charted song with a female guest. Its debut hit, "Good Girls Go Bad" (No. 7, 2009), showcased the vocals of Leighton Meester.