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The Best Bands Like Maroon 5  

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Although they've been a household name since 2002, Maroon 5 is surprisingly hotter than ever. Since the band seems to be on everyone's mind right now, let's take a look at other bands and artists similar to Maroon 5. These recommendations for bands like Maroon 5 are ranked by your votes, so don't be shy about voting these artists up or down as you see fit.

Maroon 5 has evolved their sound over the years, so don't be surprised if you see them compared to wildly different acts. For example, songs from their debut album like "She Will Be Loved" can be compared to Jason Mraz, while newer hits like "What Lovers Do" are more comparable to artists like Bruno Mars or Nick Jonas. Other musical acts that are similar to Maroon 5 include Adam Levine, Fall Out Boy, The Fray, and Justin Timberlake.

Given their popularity, is it any wonder why they were chosen to play the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII? Help other fans of Maroon 5 find similar artists by voting up the bands and musical acts you'd most recommend to other fans.

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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. In ...more
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Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop, Contemporary R&B, Funk
Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii ...more
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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music
Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, ...more
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The Script is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Indie pop, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
The Script are an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band consists of lead vocalist/pianist Danny O'Donoghue, vocalist/guitarist Mark Sheehan, and drummer Glen Power. Based in London after ...more
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James Blunt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Folk music
James Hillier Blount, better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter. He had signed with EMI before securing a recording contract with Atlantic Records and Custard ...more
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The Fray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music
The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life ...more
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Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Contemporary R&B, Pop
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. The following year, ...more
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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell. The ...more
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Jason Mraz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
Jason Thomas Mraz is an American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence in the San Diego coffeehouse scene in 2000. In 2002, he released his debut studio album, Waiting for My Rocket to ...more
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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. ...more
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Olly Murs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop music, Ska, Dance music
Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and television presenter. He rose to fame after finishing as the runner-up in the sixth series of The X Factor in ...more
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James Arthur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop rock
James Andrew Arthur is a British singer and musician who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His debut single, "Impossible", was released after the final and debuted at ...more
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Alternative rock, Pop
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more
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Rob Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American singer and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo ...more
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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop, EDM
The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alexander "Alex" Pall and Andrew "Drew" Taggart. They started out by releasing remixes of songs by indie ...more
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Train is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music
Train is an American pop rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Hector Maldonado, and Drew Shoals. With a lineup ...more
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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, simply known as Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American ...more
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Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop, Dance pop, R&B
Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She made her breakthrough starring as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for numerous ...more
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Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music
Lifehouse is an American rock band from Los Angeles comprising Jason Wade, Bryce Soderberg and Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. The band came to mainstream prominence in 2001 with the hit single ...more
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Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Matchbox Twenty (originally spelled officially, and still sometimes known, as Matchbox 20) is an American rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995. The group currently comprises Rob Thomas ...more
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The Calling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Glam metal, Pop rock, Post-grunge
The Calling is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, best known for its hit single, "Wherever You Will Go". The group formed in 1999 and released two albums, Camino ...more
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The Wanted is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance
The Wanted are an Anglo-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. They formed in 2009 and were signed worldwide to Universal ...more
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The All-American Rejects is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band consists of Tyson Ritter, Nick Wheeler, Mike Kennerty, and Chris Gaylor. The band achieved ...more
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Meghan Trainor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
R&B, Pop, Doo wop
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music ...more
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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Maroon 5
Alternative rock, Pop punk, Emo
Panic! at the Disco is an American band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and features the current lineup of vocalist and guitarist Brendon Urie and bassist Dallon Weekes, who are supported ...more