Born in Hawaii, Bruno Mars didn’t turn dust into platinum the very moment he hit the music scene. It took a stint as a producer and a less than stellar run with Motown before the list of best Bruno Mars songs of all time started to come together with the release of his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans in 2010. While the album itself peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard charts, three singles hit No. 1: “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade,” and “The Lazy Song.” Bruno Mars’s run after signing with Atlantic marked one of the biggest splashes in the music industry seen in some time, and the Grammy Award winner gained respect because of a sound that got the attention of fans of many genres in a big way.
The list of Bruno Mars top ten songs has been rounded out by singles from his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox. In a title that references the wide range of collaborations he’s done as both a performer and a writer/producer, this Bruno Mars album has showcased his ability to work over more complex production as well as the simple, soulful playing of a piano once again. Anyone who thought his throwback appearance and style was an indication of limitations Bruno Mars may have as an artist simply underestimated him. Those who have seen Bruno Mars live on tour or on an awards show know that he can carry his own outside the studio. The Bruno Mars top ten list isn’t a function of production, it’s a matter of his natural talent as an artists that is sure to produce another eight million in album sales before his work is done.