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Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars was riding high when his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released in late 2010. He was also writing songs as part of the successful production team the Smeezingtons, and doing some hook singing (for huge hits by Travie McCoy and B.o.B.), Mars seemed to dominate the radio and charts. Indeed, the first single from the album, the lushly romantic "Just the Way You Are," was topping the singles chart. For the album, Mars worked with a large team of songwriters and producers, but still managed to come up with a record that sounds like it was written and recorded on a warm, sleepy summer Sunday afternoon. The intimate and relaxed feel can be traced to two factors; one, Mars mostly played all the instruments himself, and two, his voice is the kind of smooth instrument that slips into your ear like honey. Most of the tracks on Doo-Wops capture this laid-back groove, especially "The Lazy Song" and the reggaefied midnight love jam “Our First Time.” Mars barely raises a sweat on these tracks, cruising in low gear but with a very likeable style. It’s not very deep and it’s not poetry, but sweetly played and sung songs like "Count on Me" or "Just the Way You Are" project a cuddly image and will melt hearts from tweens to old folks. The only glimpse of Mars as something more than an innocuous charmer is on the song that ends the album. "The Other Side" features Cee Lo Green and B.o.B. and has the most complicated melody, and the best production and singing; it sounds like the only song that Mars truly invested with some soul and grit. It was also recorded way before the rest of the album, and featured on the EP that came out earlier in 2010. It points to a direction Mars could have taken with the album but didn’t.
© Tim Sendra /TiVo

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1
Grenade
00:03:42

Andrew Wyatt, Writer - Claude Kelly, Writer - Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - Brody Brown, Writer, All Instruments - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.

2
Just the Way You Are
00:03:40

Khari Cain, Writer - Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Khalil Walton, Writer - Needlz, Producer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.

3
Our First Time
00:04:03

Dwayne Chin-Quee, Writer - Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Dwayne 'Supa Dups' Chin-Quee, Producer, Drums, Programmer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

4
Runaway Baby
00:02:28

Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - Brody Brown, Writer, All Instruments - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

5
The Lazy Song
00:03:09

Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer - K'Naan, Writer - DJ Dizzy, Scratching

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

6
Marry You
00:03:50

Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

7
Talking to the Moon
00:03:37

Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Albert Winkler, Writer - Jeff Bhasker, Writer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

8
Liquor Store Blues (feat. Damian Marley)
00:03:49

Dwayne Chin-Quee, Arranger, Drums, Programmer, Writer - Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Mitchum 'Khan' Chin, Writer - The Smeezingtons & The Supa Dups for Black Chiney Music, Inc, Producer - Thomas Pentz, Writer - Damian Marley, Writer, FeaturedArtist

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

9
Count on Me
00:03:17

Ari Levine, Writer, All Instruments, Engineer & Mixer - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, Producer - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

10
The Other Side (feat. CeeLo Green and B.o.B) (Feat. Cee Lo Green and B.o.B)
00:03:48

Mike Caren, Producer, Writer - Cee-Lo Green, FeaturedArtist - Ari Levine, Writer, All Instruments, MixingEngineer - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - Brody Brown, Instruments - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Bobby Simmons Jr, Writer - Jeremy Ruzmma, Writer - John Meredith Wicks, Writer - Kaveh Rastegar, Writer - Joshua Lopez, Writer - Patrick Stump, Writer - B.o.B., FeaturedArtist

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

11
Somewhere in Brooklyn
00:03:01

Ari Levine, Writer, All Instruments, Engineer & Mixer - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, Producer - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

12
Talking To The Moon (Acoustic Piano Version)
00:03:37

Ari Levine, Engineer, Writer, All Instruments - Philip Lawrence, Writer - Bruno Mars, Lead Vocals, Writer, All Instruments, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, MasteringEngineer - The Smeezingtons, ExecutiveProducer - MANNY MARROQUIN, MixingEngineer - Christian Plata, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Erik Madrid, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Albert Winkler, Writer - Jeff Bhasker, Writer

© 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2010 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.

Album Description

Bruno Mars was riding high when his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released in late 2010. He was also writing songs as part of the successful production team the Smeezingtons, and doing some hook singing (for huge hits by Travie McCoy and B.o.B.), Mars seemed to dominate the radio and charts. Indeed, the first single from the album, the lushly romantic "Just the Way You Are," was topping the singles chart. For the album, Mars worked with a large team of songwriters and producers, but still managed to come up with a record that sounds like it was written and recorded on a warm, sleepy summer Sunday afternoon. The intimate and relaxed feel can be traced to two factors; one, Mars mostly played all the instruments himself, and two, his voice is the kind of smooth instrument that slips into your ear like honey. Most of the tracks on Doo-Wops capture this laid-back groove, especially "The Lazy Song" and the reggaefied midnight love jam “Our First Time.” Mars barely raises a sweat on these tracks, cruising in low gear but with a very likeable style. It’s not very deep and it’s not poetry, but sweetly played and sung songs like "Count on Me" or "Just the Way You Are" project a cuddly image and will melt hearts from tweens to old folks. The only glimpse of Mars as something more than an innocuous charmer is on the song that ends the album. "The Other Side" features Cee Lo Green and B.o.B. and has the most complicated melody, and the best production and singing; it sounds like the only song that Mars truly invested with some soul and grit. It was also recorded way before the rest of the album, and featured on the EP that came out earlier in 2010. It points to a direction Mars could have taken with the album but didn’t.
© Tim Sendra /TiVo

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