Sunday, November 4, 2012

You're amazing, just the way you are (Bruno Mars)

I put a Bruno Mars song on a pop compilation for Keegan that seems to have raised some eyebrows amongst my whanau.

Here's the track listing:
Down by the river – Albert Hammond
September Gurls – Big Star
Levi Stubb's tears – Billy Bragg
You're my home – Billy Joel
Grenade – Bruno Mars
Bitter sweet memories – Bullet For My Valentine
Yellow river – Christie
Boogie wonderland – Earth Wing & Fire
Fooled around and fell in love – Elvin Bishop Band

I loved you – The Exponents
Teenage head – The Flamin' Groovies
It's the same old song – The Four Tops
Is she really going out with him? – Joe Jackson
Sex on fire – Kings of Leon
(I want to fly like) Superman – The Kinks
A new England – Kirsty MacColl
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Echo beach – Martha and the Muffins
All I need is a miracle – Mike and the Mechanics

My kids are amazed that I actually like Bruno; enough that I bought his album on the strength of Grenade.

Their reaction was quite interesting. If I'd said I quite liked Slayer, Opeth, Rammstein, Anthrax or something along those lines they would not even have blinked but Bruno Mars gets the, 'What the firetruck? You like Bruno Mars?' reaction. 

It was a bit of a fluke actually. I was watching TV one day and he was doing an acoustic live version of the song on The Graham Norton Show. Hang on - let me see if it's on youtube...

Wow - there it is - the interview and performance of Grenade. While I was searching for it I came across this (superior) version from a BBC session.


This song is catchy as all get out. I bet you end up singing it all day long! It's a great pop song.

1 comment:

  1. Bruno Mars? I bought the cd for Wendy. He is a very talented young man. Wonderful lyrics. Good voice. Good music.
    Not entirely my cup of tea, but you cannot deny someone's talent!