9 Songs You Didn’t Know Bruno Mars Helped Write And Produce
In addition to being an award winning singer, Bruno Mars is a songwriter with an incredible resume. Even though we usually give credit to the singers themselves, here are some popular hits Mars helped write and produce throughout his career:
1. “F*ck You!” by Ceelo Green
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Mars collaborated with CeeLo Green and The Smeezingtons (the writing and producing team Mars was part of at the time) to create the famous single “F*ck You.” This song was also known as “Forget You” and “Thank You” due to radio censorship. After being released in 2010, the single became an international success, breaking the top 10 in several countries.
2. “Right Round” by Flo Rida ft. Kesha
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This single was inspired by 80’s hit “You Spin Me Round” by Dead or Alive, which you hear a sample of throughout the song. Mars co-wrote this song with Flo Rida and ever since it was released in 2009, the song has reached over 12 million downloads.
3. “All I Ask” by Adele
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Mars co-wrote this song with Adele and it was released in her 2015 album, “25.” Even though Adele was a bit of a diva at first, once she and Mars began to work on the song together they had a lot of fun and Mars was impressed by her powerful vocals.
Mars performed a cover of “All I Ask” himself, but gave it a little romantic, R&B twist…
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4. “Love Me” by Justin Bieber
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Mars and his production team, The Smeezingtons, worked together to write “Love Me,” which was released in 2009. This song was dedicated to all of Bieber’s fans, thanking them for all of their unconditional love and support.
5. “Dumb love” by Sean Kingston
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“Dumb Love” was co-written by The Smeezingtons and The Jackie Boyz, another team of songwriters that consisted of two brothers. As part of Sean Kingston’s third studio album, this pop, r&b hit was released in 2010.
6. “Tears Always Win” by Alicia Keys
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Written by Mars and his Smeezington partners, “Tears Always Win” was released in 2013, as part of Alicia Keys’ famous album “Girl On Fire.”
7. “One Day” by Matisyahu
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Written by Mars and his team, The Smeezingtons, “One Day” was released in 2008 as part of Matisyahu’s third album. Later in 2010, there was a second version of the song recorded and released which featured R&B singer Akon.
8. “Never Close Our Eyes” by Adam Lambert
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If you’re a devoted American Idol fan, then you might remember Adam Lambert from season eight of the show. Mars and The Smeezingtons worked together to write “Never Close Our Eyes” which was released in 2012, as part of Lambert’s second studio album.
9. “Can We Dance” by The Vamps
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Mars worked with British Pop band, The Vamps, and helped co-write “Can We Dance” which was released in 2013.
So, is there anything Mars can’t do??