Maroon 5 Covers Marcy Playground’s ’90s Classic “Sex And Candy”: Listen To The ‘V’ Bonus Track

Mike Wass | August 28, 2014 1:33 pm

The dudes from Maroon 5 were obviously feeling nostalgic when they recorded V. Lead single “Maps” is a welcome throwback to moody reggae/rock of The Police, while uptempo buzz track “It Was Always You” taps into the shadowy synth-rock of bands like The Killers. Need more proof? Just take a listen to one of the album’s (rather great) bonus tracks.

I’m talking about the group’s cover of Marcy Playground‘s “Sex And Candy”. A top 10 in 1997, the song lives on a post-grunge classic that is still played with alarming frequency on adult rock radio stations today. As such, my gut instinct is that Maroon 5 should have left it alone but their faithful version is a well-executed reminder that the late ’90s were, well, completely awesome. Listen after the jump.

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