Bruno Mars

US Top 10 Singles Dated July 17th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | July 13, 2021

next we we get the BTS-Ed Sheeran collab

US Top 10 Singles Dated July 10th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2021

BTS remain on top for a sixth week

US Top 10 Singles Dated July 3rd, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2021

as good at gaming the charts as TS

US Top 10 Singles Dated June 26th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2021

BTS at # 1 for a fourth week

US Top 10 Singles Dated June 19th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2021

somewhat static

US Top 10 Singles Dated June 12th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2021

BTS are just too manufactured

US Top 10 Singles Dated June 5th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2021

Listening to BTS is like eating veal, as good as it may taste you can’t forget how it was made.

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 29th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 25, 2021

she lacks the linguistic punch of Elvis

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 22nd, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2021

Dua won’t be reaching number one so Bruno can get another smash

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 15th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2021

The Weeknd knows how to use a remix to keep him at the top,”

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 8th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 4, 2021

we haven’t even reached “Scared To Live”

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 1st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | April 27, 2021

a golden age for pop charts

US Top 10 Singles Dated April 24th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | April 20, 2021

a daydream tinged

US Top 10 Singles Dated April 17th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | April 13, 2021

Thank you, Bruno

The 63rd Grammy Awards Ceremony Will Include Some Live Performances, On A Real Stage

By Alyson Camus | March 9, 2021

The ceremony will also pay tribute to independent music venues

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of March 2nd, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2019

the sort of single that is eaten alive on the charts in 2019

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, OCTOBER 20TH TO 28TH

By Alyson Camus | October 20, 2018

On Sunday, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are at The Forum

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending February 22nd, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2018

do you think Blocboy JB suddenly got hot?

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending February 15th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | February 21, 2018

at least consistently good

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending February 8th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2018

there is no doubting the hook, “bad things/wishing”… that one. 

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending February 1st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2018

It wasn’t terrible

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending January 25th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2018

‘bad things, there are a lot of bad things”

Jam Today: Monday, January 29th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2018

the Grammys are so tone deaf they shut out “Despacito”

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending January 18th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2018

Silly consumer, new rules are for kids

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending January 10th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2018

it must be the video

The Worst Single Of 2018: “Finesse” By Bruno Mars (featuring Cardi B)

By Iman Lababedi | January 4, 2018

He isn’t that good.

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, NOVEMBER 6TH TO 12TH 2017

By Alyson Camus | November 6, 2017

Morrissey and Billy Idol sharing the bill at the Hollywood Bowl

Bruno Mars 24 Karat Tour At Madison Square, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2017

it’s McDonalds as performance art

US Top 10 Singles 8-12-17

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2017

a facsimile of its pop disco funk jones

US Top 10 Albums Week Ending June 9th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2017

There is nothing here from last year except Bruno

US Top 10 Singles: The week of may 13th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | May 4, 2017

An excellent top ten

Bruno Mars On A 24K Magic Night (In Glasgow)

By Hala El-Djazairy | April 17, 2017

King Mars

US Top 10 Singles, October 29th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | October 18, 2016

Bruno will be joining Scientology

Bruno Mars Dumps Manager Brandon Creed

By admin | May 10, 2016

Creed had successfully worked with Mars for nine years

US Top 10 Singles 3-7-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2015

A bit of a snoozer though better the Weeknd than Ellie, and how sick am I of Bruno and Mark -every time i hear it I want to bitch slap em both… do we really have to hear these fakers for the rest of our lives? The jerks Plus what’s with this damn weather?

US Top 10 Singles 2-14-15

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2015

I am so tired of saying Bruno Mars is overrated but he is so damn overrated. I wouldn’t say that if Little Richard or James Brown never existed but they do (one does, the other did) exist and so dumbass bruno feels like watered down spineless mimickry. Nothing personal, mind.

US Top 10 Singles 1-24-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 15, 2015

Sure, I went with Billboard’s great picture but I think I wanna take five minutes to praise my God liike genius in claiming “Thinking Out Loud” was the one when I noticed it during a first listen of X. Yes, folks I am the King Of The Pop Universe. and Ed Sheeran owes me (and Taylor) big time.

Dr. Dre Made $20 A Second In 2014!

By Alyson Camus | January 14, 2015

Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)

US Top Singles 1 – 17 -15

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2015

The only excuse for Bruno Mars is huge sales, without huge sales he ceases to be anything at all, but with huge sales he comes a beacon of populist r&b, a Michael Jackson disciple, a true star. “Uptown Funl” is too derivitative up to the place where it hits the top of the charts. After that it is just right.

Not With The Band: Which Band Of Today Will Be Relevant In 10 Or 20 Years?

By Alyson Camus | January 5, 2015

Today, there is certainly a lot of mediocrity, any American Idol, X Factor product is an example for me! But at the same time, there is a lot of excellent music, it is just harder to find it because of the enormous amount of bands formed every year and songs released each day!

UK Top 10 Singles 1-10-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2015

something of a holding pattern though the more I hear the Ronson-Mars collab the more it sounds like a major rip off, I guess it might be considered something like the way “Let’s Dance” ripped off “Twist And Shout” but all of it is a 70s rip off with James Brown on top. It’s OK but really, are we at the place where we need James Brown interpreted for us?

UK Top 10 Singles 1-3-15

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2014

The return of Mark and Mars to # 1 makes you wonder if XFactor have been spiking the ball a little. The battle for Christmas single is pretty darn vicious and you gotta think… it wouldn’t take that many downloads, certainly $50K would do it… I wonder.

UK Top 10 Singles, December 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 15, 2014

I know it says Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson but let’s be clear here, what it is is James Brown being ripped off yet again, this time by the Little Richard of pop. In other news, I believe they finally decided where to bury the man though the fight over his estate is going on and on. Somebody should slip em a copy of Dicken’s “Bleak House”

US Top 10 Singles 12-13-14

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2014

There seems to be zero change here from before they were counting streams –this is exactly what you’d expect, and if every 10 sales equals 1500 streams it might be a long time before you do whatever the claim is. By the way, Bruno Mars? James Brown is so great even lame ass copies sound good.

10 Songs: Friday, November 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2014

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars – An amazing simulation of soul and funk and James Brown, unyielding replication of what it means to have funkadelia in your soul but so what if it isn’t the real thing, it still sounds good – B+

10 Songs: Saturday, November 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2014

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, bruno Mars – It starts like Chic before mainlining james brown and it is so good you might wanna kiss yourself. A great piece of funky disco – A

US Top 10 Albums 3-1-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2014

Eric sold nearly 300K copies of his dog album, giving spoken word a bad reputation from sea to shiny sea. The thing is, when he is good he is not good enough and when he is bad he is the absolute pits. Come back “Jack Daniels” all is forgiven.

US Top 10 Albums 2-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2014

The charts, which, of course, have never been a beacon of good taste aren’t even an icon of success. I think we use it because, you know, otherwise we’d have no idea who’s is winning. Now we can only take a guess at best.

Bruno Mar's Superbowl Half Time Show, Sunday February 2nd, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2014

You got what he has been selling for the past year and that’s it. The sense of moment, of importance, of whatever it means, just the honor of playing the Half Time Show was completely beyond him. We get “Locked Out Of Heaven”, we get “Treasure” but we always get them. Even the stage wasn’t all that, nothing much going on at all. It was as boring as the blow out we were watching.