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The Final Bruno Mars Playlist: 12 of His Most Streamed Songs on Spotify

The Final Bruno Mars Playlist: 12 of His Most Streamed Songs on Spotify

Bruno Mars is a master of crafting infectious hits that seamlessly blend genres and eras. His music has an uncanny ability to make you smile, dance and maybe even shed a tear or two. From the retro-funk vibes of “Uptown Funk” to the soulful vulnerability of “Just the Way You Are,” his songs have captured the hearts of millions worldwide. With his concert in Singapore set to steal hearts this weekend on 3 – 6 April 2024, we dive into the most streamed Bruno Mars songs on the music streaming service Spotify.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars’s musical journey began early. Surrounded by a musically inclined family, he was a natural performer, even impersonating Elvis Presley as a child. Before finding his own voice, he honed his skills as a songwriter, penning hits for other artists.

However, his true destiny lay in the spotlight and his solo career quickly skyrocketed. Bruno Mars is known for experimenting with music. His electrifying performances, including two Super Bowl Halftime Shows, and his collaborations with artists like Anderson .Paak (as Silk Sonic) has solidified his status as a legendary entertainer.

Mars has 15 Grammys to his name, winning his first in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category for “Just The Way You Are” in 2011. While his other titles, including “Grenade” and “Young, Wild & Free”, received Grammy nods, Unorthodox Jukebox and 25 won Mars in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album Of The Year categories, respectively.

With an uncanny ability to evoke joy, incite dance and even stir the deepest of emotions, Mars’s music has captured the hearts of millions, etching his name into the annals of musical history.

Explore Bruno Mars’ Spotify streams and most popular hits

1. It Will Rain (781 million streams)

Featured in the Twilight Saga (more precisely The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), this haunting ballad showcases Mars’s emotive range. Its melancholic lyrics, echoing the longing and bittersweet pain central to the film’s love story, are underscored by a spare piano melody that builds to a dramatic, string-laden crescendo.

2. The Lazy Song (909 million streams)

This instantly catchy tune with its playfully simple melody is the embodiment of the ultimate laidback anthem. Its humour-laden lyrics, championing a gloriously idle lifestyle, are paired with a music video that perfectly captures the carefree spirit of the song, featuring Bruno Mars and his bandmates, goofing around in monkey costumes.

3. Marry You (943 million streams)

A joyous ode to spontaneous love and commitment, this romantic favourite has become the soundtrack to surprise proposals and countless wedding dance floors. Its upbeat tempo, playful lyrics about Vegas-style elopements and infectious chorus make it a timeless celebration of finding your soulmate.

4. Grenade (1.24 billion streams)

This dramatic power ballad explores the depths of heartbreak and unrequited love. Mars’s raw, passionate voice conveys unyielding devotion, painting a vivid picture of someone willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for love. The song’s intensity builds throughout, culminating in a belted chorus that showcases Bruno’s impressive range.

5. Leave the Door Open (1.26 billion streams)

A velvety duet with Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic, this track oozes old-school R&B charm. Inspired by the sounds of classic soul groups, its seductive rhythm, lush harmonies and smooth-as-silk vocals make it perfect for a night of slow dancing and intimate moments. “Leave the Door Open” bagged the Record of the Year and Best R&B Performance at the 64th Grammy Awards.

6. Talking to the Moon (1.28 billion streams)

A wistful melody tinged with loneliness and longing, Mars’s voice aches with a yearning for lost love. The song’s simple yet evocative lyrics create a sense of profound isolation, making it deeply relatable to anyone who has experienced heartbreak. Its stripped-back arrangement puts the focus squarely on his emotional delivery.

7. 24K Magic (1.37 billion streams)

The title track of Mars’s third studio album, 24K Magic, is a celebration of luxury and excess. The Grammy-winning album includes the song of the same name. With its funky beat, slick production and Bruno Mars’s smooth voice, it transports listeners to a world of glamour and opulence. From the shimmering synths to the infectious chorus, it is a feel-good anthem that’s perfect for any occasion, whether you are hitting the club or cruising down the street in style.

8. Locked out of Heaven (1.87 billion streams)

Drawing inspiration from rock legends like The Police, this electrifying track bristles with raw energy. Its driving beat, playful lyrics with a hint of impishness and undeniable chorus make it a guaranteed dance floor filler. The music video further cemented its iconic status with its retro visuals and Bruno’s charismatic performance.

9. Uptown Funk (1.92 billion streams)

This funk-filled collaboration with Mark Ronson dominated the charts with its infectious groove and irresistible energy. With its funky bassline, catchy hooks and Bruno Mars’s dynamic voice, this track exudes pure joy and celebration, making it a timeless party anthem. The song won Mars a Record of the Year as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammys in 2016.

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10. Just the Way You Are (1.98 billion streams)

This tender, heartfelt love song from the Doo-Wops & Hooligans album became a global phenomenon for its sweet sentiment and simple-yet-powerful message of unconditional acceptance. Mars’s sincere vocals paired with a gentle piano-driven melody make this a modern classic, chosen as the soundtrack to countless romantic moments.

11. That’s What I Like (1.99 billion streams)

A bouncy pop anthem with elements of funk and R&B, this feel-good track oozes confidence and swagger. While its infectious rhythm and playful lyrics celebrating life’s finer things are a pure pop delight, the luxurious music video adds to its extravagant vibe.

12. When I Was Your Man (over 2 billion streams)

Bruno Mars’s most streamed song on Spotify – a soulful ballad radiating vulnerability and regret. Its introspective lyrics, expressing the pain of lost love and wishing to be a better partner, are delivered with raw emotion. The song’s heart-wrenching melody and soaring vocals ensure its status as a timeless ballad of heartbreak. It is from the Unorthodox Jukebox album.

(Main and featured image: Courtesy of Bruno Mars/ YouTube)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

-Which is the most streamed Bruno Mars song?

The most streamed Bruno Mars song on Spotify is “When I Was Your Man” with over 2 billion streams, as of 26 March 2024.

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