Posts Tagged ‘music’

I don’t know who created this masterpiece or what sent them on a path to make something like this, but all I can say is wow.  The internet is great for all the knowledge we are able to share at the click of a button.  It can bring families together, build businesses, and save lives.  But taking a random line from a 90s movie and turning into an entrancing auto-tuned song?  This may be the internet’s greatest moment.

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I have been on the Bruno Mars bandwagon for years.  I used to call him the crooner of our generation, but I think he has evolved into more than that.  Instead, it appears he has a chance to be the best entertainer of the current era, a la James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince, Justin Timberlake, etc.  Now that he has acquired countless fans after dominating the Super Bowl Halftime Show, I have decided to put together a list of his best songs.  These opinions are my own, but they are also the right opinions.

Honorable Mentions:

Count on Me: A fun, happy song that has a Hawaiian vibe to it.  It reminds me of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Young Girls: Shorties break hearts and crooners sing about broken hearts.  Pretty solid start to his latest album, Unorthodox Jukebox

The Lazy Song: It is what it is:  A quirky way to explain a lazy day.  Some funny references in there.  But not Top 10 material.

Grenade: In all honesty, I’ve never been a big fan.  Granted it was a number 1 hit, but I don’t truly dig it.

10. Runaway Baby: If I made this list a week ago, this would have been in the honorable mentions list.  But after dominating the Halftime Show with this song, it bumped its way into the Top 10.

9. Natalie: Fiery song that is the “Hit’em Up” for scorned pop stars.  Every Natalie I have ever met was a great girl.  This one must have done a number on our boy Bruno.

8. Marry You: Any song that calls alcohol “dancing juice” and jokingly refers to getting married as “something dumb to do” is cool with me.  Bonus points for being in one of my favorite Youtube videos.

7. It Will Rain: Solid song that was never overplayed.  However, it loses points for being on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack.

6. Money Make Her Smile: A legit strip club banger.  I hope this one is going viral in gentlemen clubs around the world right now.

5.  Treasure: Definitely a little bit of 1970s Michael Jackson in this song.  LOVE the retro feel of this video and the dance moves of the best background band on the planet.

4. Gorilla: Please do not listen to this song around mixed company unless you are looking to conceive.  Straight up baby making music.

3. Just The Way You Are: Simply a great song that should be sang to that special someone.  Bruno hits all the notes here.

2. Locked Out of Heaven: If this song doesn’t get you jacked up, you are dead or have no soul (in both the living and musical sense).  Add in the live Victoria’s Secret Show performance, and you have a winner.

1. When I Was Your Man: Easy decision since this is not only Bruno’s best song, but the best song ever.  The only negative part of the song is having to hear the immense pain in his voice every time it is played.