With 14 Top 40 singles, nine of which reached the Top 10, and five of those hitting Number 1, Bruno Mars has been one of the pop's biggest stars of the decade. And when it comes to million-sellers, Bruno also has it going on. With a remix of Finesse featuring Cardi B currently surging up the Official Singles Chart, we've delved into the stats and added up his downloads, streams and physical sales to reveal his 10 biggest songs in the UK. First, let's take a close look at the big Bruno's second album Unorthodox Jukebox didn't manage to create a Number 1 single, with two songs peaking at Number 2. When I Was Your Man was one of them, a ballad akin to his previous Number 1 smash Grenade, and there's more than that later. This retro tune, inspired by The Police, was the lead single from Bruno's sophomore effort Unorthodox Jukebox.
Following three albums plus a couple score of singles later including seven No. Mars said that he was inspired to write the song after listening to a song that producer Benny Blanco played for him from an unsigned band. Mars contacted a member of the band and began to work on his own version of "Grenade. Mark Ronson and Jeff Bhasker both participated in its production, and the result was a No. The primary element that makes the music video seem retro is the grainy feel of the filmed footage.
5. ‘Locked Out of Heaven’
We asked our readers to vote for the best Bruno Mars songs in our weekly readers' poll. Here are the results. Bruno Mars returned last week with his first solo material since the release of 's Unorthodox Jukebox. The upbeat and funky "24K Magic" feels like an extension of his impressive Mark Ronson collaboration "Uptown Funk," which dominated and , but also continues a trend of his career that has Mars modernizing throwback sounds. The singer is so effective at making the past work in the present that he broke a record in his first two years as recording artist by wracking up four Number One hits, and "24K Magic" could easily become his seventh in six years. With that in mind, we asked our readers to vote for the best Bruno Mars songs. Going full James Brown, "Runaway Baby" is funky, soulful, doo-wop dance ditty that drives across an electric riff as rapidly talk-sings throughout and hits a Sixties-friendly chorus that is one of his catchiest and most infectious yet. He keeps it simple on the ballad, letting his voice evoke the emotional weight of his lyrical metaphors that note how, if he loses the one he loves, "every day it will rain. Of all of Mars' throwbacks to older styles of music, the Eighties-inflected sound of "Gorilla" may be his most surprising and rocking.
American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars has recorded songs for three studio albums , one EP and three soundtrack albums. He has provided uncredited and background vocals for songs recorded by other artists, as well as featured on duets. After an unsuccessful contract with Motown Records and a fruitless conversation with will. All of the songs on his debut album were written by The Smeezingtons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article. USA Today. Retrieved February 3, Retrieved March 14,