Liquor Store Blues

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"Liquor Store Blues"
"Liquor Store Blues" cover
Promotional single by Bruno Mars featuring Damian Marley from the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Released September 21, 2010[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Length 3:49
Label Atlantic, Elektra
Writer Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Damian Marley, Thomas Pentz
Producer The Smeezingtons, Supa Dups
Doo-Wops & Hooligans track listing
"Talking to the Moon"
"Liquor Store Blues"
"Count on Me"
Music video
"Liquor Store Blues" on YouTube

"Liquor Store Blues" is a song by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. The song was released a promotional single from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. He wrote the song with production team The Smeezingtons and Damian Marley, who also lent his vocals to the song.


In an interview with SOS Levine confessed that they never met Supa Dups personally and that "Liquor Store Blues" and "Our First Time" were finished by "just sending files to and fro". Levine explained "We had actually finished those tracks, but we were looking for a dub sound and could just not nail it and so we asked him to finish them".[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video was made available on YouTube on the day of release and was directed by Jack Summer.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Liquor Store Blues" — 3:49

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 97
US Latin Pop Airplay (Billboard)[5] 20
US Bubbling Under the Hot 100 (Billboard) 5

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Paul Tingen (June 2011). "Ari Levine & The Smeezingtons: Producing Bruno Mars". Sound on Sound. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Liquor Store Blues". MTV Music (United States: MTV Networks). Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: Oct 1, 2010". Billboard. Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. October 1, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 3, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bruno Mars - Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 

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