Peter Gene Hernandez, better known by his stage name “Bruno Mars”, is sometimes referred to as the new Michael Jackson. He’s not there yet, but it’s clear that this American singer, writer, and music producer possesses immense musical talent. We now primarily know Mars as a singer, but even before he broke through as a singer in 2010, he was successful as a producer. Mars produced songs for artists like Brandy, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Cobra Starship, Adam Levine, and Alexandra Burke. He also collaborated with Cee Lo Green on the massive hit F**k You!. In 2010, his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released, featuring big hits like Just the Way You Are, Grenade, The Lazy Song, and Marry You. In 2012, he released his second album “Unorthodox Jukebox” with hits like “Locked Out of Heaven”, “Treasure”, and “When I Was Your Man”.
20. Finesse – Remix; feat. Cardi B
This track, a collaboration with rapper Cardi B, pays tribute to the ’90s New Jack Swing. The song celebrates love and dancing, and Cardi B’s rap adds a modern twist.
19. Gorilla (2013)
“Gorilla” is a sensual and passionate song that showcases Mars’ ability to convey emotion and desire with his voice. The song is both raw and romantic, revealing a more mature side of the artist.
18. Moonshine (2013)
With its funky rhythms and catchy melody, “Moonshine” is a song you can’t help but dance to. It celebrates love and the magic of the night.
17. Talking to the Moon
This emotional ballad showcases Mars’ ability to convey deep emotions and desires. The song is about longing for a lost love and the loneliness that comes with it.
16. It Will Rain (2011)
A song full of emotion and heartbreak, “It Will Rain” is a ballad about the fear of losing a loved one. Mars’ sincere vocals and the powerful melody make it one of his most touching songs.
15. Leave The Door Open
This song, a collaboration with Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic, is a smooth and sensual ode to romance. It’s an invitation for love and intimacy, showcasing Mars’ ability to explore different musical styles.
14. Nothin’ on You (2010)
In collaboration with rapper B.o.B, “Nothin’ On You” is a love song that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of someone special. The song is both sweet and uplifting, showcasing Mars’ versatility as an artist.
13. Lighters (2011)
Together with Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Royce da 5’9″, “Lighters” is an inspiring song about overcoming obstacles and chasing dreams. Mars’ powerful chorus elevates the song to new heights.
12. Marry You (2011)
A cheerful and upbeat song, “Marry You” celebrates spontaneous love and the idea of eloping. It’s one of Mars’ most infectious and joyful songs.
11. Young, Wild & Free (2011)
In collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, “Young, Wild & Free” is an ode to the carefree days of youth. The song celebrates freedom and living in the moment.
10. When I Was Your Man (2013)
This emotional ballad showcases Mars’ ability to convey deep emotions with his voice. The song is about regret and the desire to go back in time to make things right with a lost love.
9. The Lazy Song (2011)
With a light-hearted and relaxed vibe, “The Lazy Song” is an ode to the days when you just don’t want to do anything. The song is both humorous and catchy, showcasing Mars’ playful side.
8. Billionaire (2010)
In collaboration with rapper Travie McCoy, “Billionaire” is a reggae-inspired song about dreams and desires to be rich and famous. It’s a light-hearted and fun song that takes the listener on a dream journey.
7. Treasure (2013)
With its funky groove and disco influences, “Treasure” is a song you can’t help but dance to. It celebrates love and the special person in your life.
6. 24K Magic
“24K Magic” is a vibrant party song that draws influences from the ’80s funk and R&B. The song invites you to let loose and party, radiating pure energy and charisma.
5. That’s What I Like
This song is a sensual R&B track where Mars sings about the finer things in life. With his smooth vocals and catchy melody, it’s a song that’s both romantic and uplifting.
4. Uptown Funk (2014)
Produced with Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk” is an irresistible dance hit that draws influences from the ’70s funk. The song became a global phenomenon and won numerous awards.
3. Grenade (2010)
“Grenade” is a powerful ballad about unrequited love. Mars sings about the lengths he would go for the person he loves, even if that love isn’t reciprocated.
2. Locked Out of Heaven (2012)
With its rock influences and reggae rhythms, “Locked Out of Heaven” is a song about desire and passion. It’s one of Mars’ most recognizable songs and has confirmed his status as one of the top artists of his generation.
1. Just the Way You Are (2010)
This song, one of Mars’ biggest hits, is a love song in its purest form. It celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of a loved one, and Mars’ sincere vocals make it a timeless classic.