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Top Bruno Mars Songs

Radio stations were playing Bruno Mars songs before the world even knew the Hawaii-born singer's name. In early 2009, Flo Rida and Ke$ha's 'Right Round' was released, a song co-written by Mars and his production team the Smeezingtons. The next year, Mars hit the charts as a featured artist on songs by rappers B.o.B and Travie McCoy, making Mars a bona fide star by the time his debut full-length 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' finally dropped in October 2010.
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'The Other Side' Feat. Cee-Lo Green & B.o.B
Cee-Lo Green and B.o.B guest on 'The Other Side,' a Bruno Mars song whose complex production and up-tempo futuristic vibe are reminiscent of Cee Lo's band Gnarls Barkley. The song first appeared on the four-track Mars EP 'It's Better If You Don't Understand.' The deluxe edition of 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' includes the track as well as the eye-catching music video for 'The Other Side,' directed by Nick Bilardello and Cameron Duddy.
04
'Grenade'
On the intense 'Grenade,' Mars painfully describes his devotion to a woman who lied to him. Mars sings that he'd "jump in front of a train" and "take a bullet straight through my brain" for his girl, even though she doesn't feel the same way. 'Grenade' was released to iTunes in September 2010 and later appeared as the opening track on 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans.'
03
'Billionaire' Feat. Bruno Mars
In June 2010 Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy released his solo debut 'Lazarus' and the single 'Billionaire,' which reached No. 4 on Billboard. "I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine smiling next to Oprah and the Queen," Mars sings on the hook of the lighthearted song, a fantasy about the perks of being rich beyond belief.
02
'Nothin' on You' Feat. Bruno Mars
Rapper B.o.B's debut album featured an all-star cast of guest vocalists, including Eminem, Rivers Cuomo, Hayley Williams, T.I. and Lupe Fiasco, but the Bruno Mars collaboration 'Nothin' on You' was its first and biggest hit. The love song shot to No. 1 and scored nominations for the Teen Choice, BET and MTV Video Music Awards.
01
'Just the Way You Are'
'Just the Way You Are' was Bruno's first single as a solo artist. Mars acknowledged that nothing about the song's lyrics are groundbreaking, but he liked the simplicity and positive message of what he described as a "classic love song." Fans and critics agreed, sending the track to No. 1 and to the top of our list of the Best Bruno Mars Songs.

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