Top 10 Bruno Mars Songs

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Top 10 Bruno Mars Songs


The heart-throb from Honolulu. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Bruno Mars Songs.

For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. Although we typically don’t include songs where the artist is featured on other artist’s songs, tracks where Bruno features most prominently are fair game. With that being said, any live covers that Bruno has performed are not.

#10: “Gorilla”
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)


Steamy and R-rated, this song breaks down the physical joys of sexual intercourse. Sure, you’ll never hear Bruno Mars use those words, using animalistic symbolism for the act, but the message is clear: nobody can stop an epic gorilla love session. Channeling his inner Prince, Bruno’s soulful vocals belt out lyrics that could seduce any listener, while the 80’s inspired instrumentals are explosive enough on their own. With a musical jungle as his playground, Bruno figuratively beats his chest and unleashes a high-pitched mating call for his female gorilla lover.

#9: “Marry You”
Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)


Did somebody say “Dancing Juice?” You’re dang right, Bruno Mars did in this fun-loving song full of boozed-up matrimonial bliss. With Patrón in one pocket and a fat stack of dough in the other, the singer incorporates the traditional sound of wedding bells to create a pop song like no other. Inspired by the idea of spontaneous Vegas marriages, Mars created a phenomenon that has been incorporated into countless real life marriage proposals. Bruno Mars, a wingman for the ages.

#8: “Treasure”
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)


Opening with some hilarious auto-correct, this Bruno Mars joint gives a shout out to all the baby squirrels of the world. Call it a jam session or call it post-disco gold, “Treasure” instantly lifts up the spirits with accessible lyrics, while the retro music video is simply marvelous. Dressed like a flamboyant Tony Montana, Bruno guides his fellow Hooligans through Funky Town and sings about the perks of being drunk in love. One of Bruno Mars’ catchiest hits, “Treasure” will make anyone bite their lip and bust out their finest dance moves.

#7: “It Will Rain”
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2011)


Once a track without a home, this wedding day anthem reached its final destination thanks to Bella Swan, Jacob Black and Edward Cullen. Inspired by the vampire darlings of “Twilight,” Bruno put the final touches on “It Will Rain,” which resulted in a heart-wrenching tale of obsession and overcast skies. Lyrically, the crooner stresses out about the idea of upsetting his baby girl’s momma and that horrific moment when Pops give you the stink eye. That’s a dark day for any poor soul in fear of being dumped.

#6: “When I Was Your Man”
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)


Fellas, take note: all a girl wants is some quality time, fresh flowers and a little dancing. Is that too much to ask for? A piano ballad while a whole lotta soul, “When I Was Your Man” is a reminder that numerous gentlemen are anxiously waiting for your girl to be single and WILL capitalize on the opportunity. With a glass of whiskey at his side, the singer lets his emotions pour out as he reflects on a lost love. It’s Bruno Mars right at home in front of a piano. How could it go wrong?

#5: “The Lazy Song”
Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)


Showing the fun side of Bruno, we’d be lying if we said “The Lazy Song” isn’t one of the catchiest songs Bruno has released. An anthem for chilled out bros and anyone who simply wants to work on their own schedule, any couch potato will be able to relate to this song about simply doing nothing all day. The track’s music video introduces the world to Mars’ primate obsession, although the song is significantly different in style to his later song “Gorilla”. “The Lazy Song” might not help you find a girlfriend, fellas, but sometimes you just need to hang loose.

#4: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Uptown Special (2015)


Are you ready to get funked up? Alright, alright, we know this is technically not Bruno Mars’ song since he’s technically a “featured guest” on this Mark Ronson jam, but he’s most definitely the highlight of the show. As a rather detailed account of how Bruno is simply THE MAN, “Uptown Funk” reminds all that he’s “smoother than a fresh jar of skippy” and can rock a perm in 2015. “Uptown Funk” became the ideal pre-game jam and sets the mood for any groovy dance parties. Don’t believe him? Just watch.

#3: “Grenade”
Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)


On this chart-topping single, Bruno Mars expresses pure frustration after some evil dame rips out his brakes and proceeds to let him crash AND burn. Lyrically, the heartbroken lover rattles off several graphic acts of violence than he would endure just to keep his girl happy. Unfortunately, said girl could care less and winds up being compared to the Devil. Dark in nature but lyrically potent, Bruno Mars earned himself a Grammy-nomination and endless critical acclaim with this explosive “Grenade”.

#2: “Just the Way You Are”
Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)


Now here’s a love letter to all the women of the world who just don’t realize just how beautiful they are. With an up-tempo beat and honest lyrics, Bruno Mars breaks down the bare essentials of the female form. Some ladies enjoy the process of finding and applying makeup, however “Just the Way You Are” highlights the glory of morning imperfections. Helping men serenade their girlfriends, “Just the Way You Are” kickstarted Bruno’s solo career and created a star in the making.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Young Girls”
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)

“The Other Side” feat. Cee Lo Green and B.o.B.
Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)

“Runaway Baby”
Doo-wops & Hooligans” (2010)

“Liquor Store Blues” feat. Damian Marley
Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)

“Natalie”
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)

#1: “Locked Out of Heaven”
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)


Musically and lyrically drenched with sex, this song led Bruno Mars all the way to the Super Bowl stage. Sure, the content is rather spicy, but the musical production takes listeners on a journey through an exotic paradise. The lyrics of “Locked Out of Heaven” are short and sweet, but the inherent heat of the song is hard to ignore. Just ask the 115 million people who watched Bruno kick it live on TV. Becoming one of the best-selling singles of all-time, Bruno Mars transitioned from a successful pop star to a worldwide phenomenon.

So, do you agree with our selections? What is your favorite Bruno Mars song? For more musical Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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