Doo-Wops and Hooligans
“Doo-Wops and Hooligans” was released as the debut album of Bruno Mars after being featured in songs a number of times and writing songs for other artists. The album was a hit when it reached number 3 in Billboard 200 while a charttopper in United Kingdom. The album contains pop, R&B and reggae songs on it.
Just the Way You Are
“Just the Way You Are” was the first ever solo single by Bruno Mars. It is a beautiful song which starts with uptempo sound to midtempo to its chorus. The song, which is about adoration to the girl the guy loves, went to number 1 worldwide. It was even reportedly sold over 13 million by IFPI.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10
“Grenade” was the second single for “Doo-Wops and Hooligans”. The song’s pace was similar to “Just the Way You Are”. It was about giving love to the girl but never got love back. The song became Bruni Mars his second worldwide number one hit. As reported by IFPI, it already exceeded 10 million, which is such a huge amount.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
The Lazy Song
“The Lazy Song” was the third release of Bruno Mars’ debut album. It has its reggae influence, with light and relaxing feel. However, I think this song is senseless, and if not for its catchy tune, it is not worth listening to. The song was another hit when it reach number 4 in the US, while it became her third solo number 1 single in UK.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10
“Marry You” was released as the fourth single, but not officially released in the US that’s why it onle peaked at number 85 there. In UK, it reached number 11. It has been a huge hit in other countries though, like in Asia. I also found the song as senseless as “The Lazy Song”. It was catchy though and sounds similar to “Forget You” by Cee-lo Green.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10
Count On Me
“Count On Me” was not officially released as a single in many countries, but it was hit in other countries. The acoustic ballad sounds great but it was too cliche.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / Bruno Mars