List of songs recorded by Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars performing during The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour (2010-2012)

American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars has recorded songs for three studio albums, one EP and three soundtrack albums. He has provided uncredited and background vocals for songs recorded by other artists, as well as featured on duets.

After an unsuccessful contract with Motown Records and a fruitless conversation with will.i.am's management,[1][2] Mars started writing tracks for several artists, co-founding the production team The Smeezingtons with fellow American songwriters Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine.[3] Some of their credits include Flo-Rida's "Right Round" (2009), Cee-Lo Green's "Fuck You" (2010), as well as songs for the Sugababes, among others.[1][4][5] Mars signed with Atlantic Records in 2009 before being featured and composing B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" (2009) and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" (2010). He released his first EP, It's Better If You Don't Understand, the following year.[6][7]

The debut EP was followed by his successful first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010). All of the songs on his debut album were written by The Smeezingtons.[8] From then on he continued to released successful albums, the Grammy Award winners Unorthodox Jukebox (2012) and 24K Magic (2016).[9] Mars has collaborated with a number of songwriters throughout his career, with many of the songs reaching number one on the record charts around the world, including "Nothin' on You", "Just the Way You Are", "Grenade", "The Lazy Song", "Locked Out of Heaven", "Uptown Funk" and "24K Magic".

Mars has also recorded songs for film soundtracks, starting in 2011 with the release of "It Will Rain", which was used as the theme tune to the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011), and "Young, Wild & Free" by Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Mars as a guest vocalist, for the 2011 film Mac & Devin Go to High School.[10][11] He soon followed it with a song for his major film role, Rio 2 (2014), by collaborating with Lawrence and composer John Powell to record the track "Welcome Back".[12] Mars' recorded music encompassed providing background vocals for other artists like Alicia Keys, Flo Rida, Akon and Matisyahu. He has collaborated with several singers and musicians including Andrew Wyatt, Diplo, Emile Haynie, Jeff Bhasker and Mark Ronson.

Songs[edit]

Mark Ronson with headphones.
Mark Ronson co-wrote "Gorilla", "Moonshine", "Uptown Funk" and "Feel Right" with Mars.
Andrew Wyatt performing live.
Andrew Wyatt co-wrote the tracks "Grenade", "Moonshine" and "When I Was Your Man".
The Stereotypes (Santa Monica).
The Stereotypes co-wrote several songs, including "3D", "That's What I Like and "Finesse".
Greyscale image of Diplo looking to the camera.
Diplo co-wrote "Liquor Store Blues", "Money Makes Her Smile" and "Bubble Butt".
B.o.B performing with a michrophone.
B.o.B collaborated with Mars on the recordings "Nothin' on You" and "The Other Side".
Cee Lo performing with a gigantic screen as background showing himself.
Cee-Lo Green co-wrote the single "Fuck You" and is featured on Mars' song "The Other Side".
Travis mccoy warped 08.jpg
Travie McCoy co-wrote the singles "Billionaire" and "One At a Time".
Babyface smiling to the camera wearing sunglasses.
Babyface co-wrote "Too Good To Say Goodbye" for Mars third studio album 24K Magic.
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Key
Indicates songs with background vocals by Bruno Mars Indicates songs with background vocals by Bruno Mars
Indicates songs with uncredited vocals by Bruno Mars Indicates songs with uncredited vocals by Bruno Mars
Name of song, writer(s), originating album and year of release.
Song Writer(s) Album Year Ref.
"3D"
Far East Movement featuring Bruno Mars
Jonathan Yip
Ray Romulus
Jeremy Reeves

Peter Hernandez
Kevin Nishimura
James Roh
Jae Choung
Animal 2009 [13]
"6 AM"[a]
Bueno featuring Bruno Mars
Bueno
Bruno Mars
Jonathan Yip
Ray Romulus
Jeremy Reeves
Can't Knock The Hustle 2009 [15]
"24K Magic" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"Available" Hash-tag
Released by Flo Rida featuring Akon
Tramar Dillard
William Adams
Aliaune Thiam
Harold Clayton
Sigidi Abdullah
R.O.O.T.S. 2009 [17]
"Billionaire"
Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars
Travie McCoy
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Lazarus 2010 [18]
"Bubble Butt"[b]
Major Lazer featuring Bruno Mars, Tyga & Mystic
Thomas Pentz
David Taylor
Bruno Mars
Michael Stevenson
Mystic
Free the Universe 2013 [20]
"Blow"
Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Bruno Mars
Brody Brown
Frank Rogers
J.T. Cure
Bard McNamee
Gregory McKee
No.6 Collaborations Project 2019 [21]
"Calling All My Lovelies" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
Emile Haynie
Jeff Bhasker
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"Can't Come Back to Me"
Layzie Bone featuring Bruno Mars
Steven Howse none 2012 [22]
"Chunky" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
James Fauntleroy
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"Count On Me" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Feel Right" Hash-tag
Released by Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal
Mark Ronson
Michael Tyler
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Brody Brown
Nick Movshon
Homer Steinweiss
Thomas Brenneck
Uptown Special 2014 [23]
"Finesse"[c] Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
James Fauntleroy
Johnathan Yip
Ray Romulus
Jeremy Reeves
Ray McCullough II
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"Forever Valentine (song)" Hash-tag
Released by Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson
Bruno Mars
Johnathan Yip
Ray Romulus
Jeremy Reeves
Ray McCullough II
Micah Powell
Seth Reger
2020
"Gorilla" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"Grenade" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Brody Brown
Claude Kelly
Andrew Wyatt
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Her World Goes On" dagger
Released by Justin Michael and Kemal
Peter Hernadez
Justin Michael
Kemal Golden
2010
"If I Knew" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"It Will Rain" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011 [10]
"Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Khalil Walton
Needlz
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Lighters"
Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Marshall Mathers
Ryan Montgomery
Roy Battle
Hell: The Sequel 2011 [26]
"Liquor Store Blues"
featuring Damian Marley
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Dwayne Chin-Quee
Mitchum Chin
Damian Marley
Thomas Pentz
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Locked Out of Heaven" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"Love"[d]
Jaeson Ma featuring Bruno Mars
Jaeson Ma Glory 2009 [28]
"Marry You" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Mirror"
Lil Wayne featuring Bruno Mars
Dwayne Carter
Peter Hernadez
Philip Lawrence
Ramon Owen
Tha Carter IV Deluxe edition 2011 [29]
"Money Make Her Smile" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Christopher Brown
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"Moonshine" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Andrew Wyatt
Jeff Bhasker
Mark Ronson
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"Natalie" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Benjamin Levin
Paul Epworth
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"Nothin' on You"
B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
Bobby Simmons, Jr.
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray 2009 [30]
"Old & Crazy"
featuring Esperanza Spalding
Bruno Mars
Jeff Bhasker
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"One At a Time" dagger
Released by Travie McCoy
Travie McCoy
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Non-album single 2009 [31]
"One Day" Hash-tag
Released by Matisyahu
Matthew Miller
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Light 2009 [32]
"Our First Time" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Dwayne Chin-Quee
Mitchum Chin
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Perm" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
James Fauntleroy
Homer Steinweiss
Trevor Lawrence, Jr.
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"Please Me"
with Cardi B
Bruno Mars
Belcalis Almanzar
James Fauntleroy
Johnathan Yip
Ray Romulus
Jeremy Reeves
Ray McCullough II
2019
"Runaway Baby" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Show Me" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Dwayne Chin-Quee
Mitchum Chin
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"Somewhere in Brooklyn" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Straight Up & Down" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
Faheem Najm
Carl Martin
Marc Gay
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"Sugar, Cocoa and Honey"
Bigg Gipp featuring Bruno Mars
none Mr. Get Down 2014 [33]
"Talking to the Moon" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Albert Winkler
Jeff Bhasker
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Tears Always Win" Hash-tag
Released by Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Jeff Bhasker
Bruno Mars
Phillip Lawrence
Girl on Fire 2012 [34]
"That's What I Like" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
James Fauntleroy
Johnathan Yip
Ray Romulus
Jeremy Reeves
Ray McCullough II
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
K'naan
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"The Other Side"
featuring B.o.B & Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Brody Brown
Mike Caren
Patrick Stump
Kaveh Rastegar
John Wicks
Jeremy Ruzumna
Joshua Lopez
Bobby Simmons, Jr.
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2010 [8]
"Too Good to Say Goodbye" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
Jeff Bhasker
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"Treasure" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Phredley Brown
Thibaut Berland
Christopher Khan
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [35]
"Uptown Funk"
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Mark Ronson
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Jeff Bhasker
Nicholas Williams
Devon Gallaspy
Lonnie Simmons
Charles Wilson
Ronnie Wilson
Robert Wilson

Rudolph Taylor
Uptown Special 2015 [36]
"Versace on the Floor" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Christopher Brody Brown
James Fauntleroy
24K Magic 2016 [16]
"Wait for You" Hash-tag
Released by Sugababes
Fernando Garibay
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Sweet 7 2010 [37]
"Walls Come Down"
Keke Palmer featuring Bruno Mars
Steven Battey
Carlos Battey

Fernando Garibay
Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Awaken Reloaded 2011 [38]
"Wake Up in the Sky"
Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars and Kodak Black
Radric Davis
Peter Hernandez
Bill Kapri
Chance Youngblood
Dwan Avery
Jeff LaCroix
Evil Genius 2018 [39]
"Watching Her Move" dagger
Released by Justin Michael and Blake Reary
Justin Michael
Bruno Mars
Blake Reary
2013
"Wavin' Flag"[e] Hash-tag
Released by K'naan
Keinan Abdi Warsame Troubadour 2009 [40]
"Welcome Back" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
John Powell
Rio 2 2014 [12]
"When I Was Your Man" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Andrew Wyatt
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [25]
"Young Girls" Bruno Mars
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Jeff Bhasker
Emile Haynie
Mac Davis
Unorthodox Jukebox 2012 [41]
"Young, Wild & Free"
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars
Calvin Broadus
Cameron Thomaz
Peter Hernandez
Philip Lawrence
Ari Levine
Christopher Brown
Keenon Jackson
Tyrone Griffin
Nye Lee
Marlon Borrow
Marquise Newman
Ted Bluechel
Max Bennett
Larry Carlton
John Guerin
Joe Sample
Tom Scott
Mac & Devin Go to High School 2011 [42]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Heath, Christ. "The Mars Expedition". GQ. pp. 2–3. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Jayson (May 17, 2010). "B.o.B's 'Nothin' On You' Came Together 'Magically,' Smeezingtons Say". MTV News. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Wete, Brad (April 13, 2010). "So who is Bruno Mars? A Q&A with the guy behind B.O.B's smash hit 'Nothin' On You'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
  5. ^ Lester, Paul (September 13, 2010). "New band of the day: Bruno Mars (No 865)". The Guardian. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
  6. ^ "Interview with Aaron Bay-Schuck". HitQuarters. December 13, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
  7. ^ "Bruno Mars Blasts Off into the Top Ten Albums Chart on iTunes With New Digital EP; Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter/Producer Follows B.o.B's No. 1 Blockbuster, "Nothin' On You" With Much-Anticipated Solo Debut; Four-Song EP Features Guest Appearances From B.o.B and the Legendary Cee Lo Green; Major TV Performances Slated Throughout May; "It's Better If You Don't Understand" Arrives at All Digital Retailers Today" (Press release). Marketwire. May 11, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
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  10. ^ a b The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (soundtrack) lines (liner notes). Various (standard ed.). Chop Shop Records, Atlantic. 2011.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ Mac & Devin Go to High School (soundtrack) lines (liner notes). Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa (standard ed.). Atlantic, Rostrum, Doggystyle, Fontana Records. 2011.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ a b Rio 2 (liner notes). Various Artists. Atlantic Records. 2014.CS1 maint: others (link)
  13. ^ Animal (liner notes). Far East Movement (standard ed.). Hunnypot. 2009.CS1 maint: others (link)
  14. ^ "6 AM (feat. Bruno Mars (Remix) - Single by Bueno". iTunes. September 19, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  15. ^ Can't Knock The Hustle (CD booklet). Bueno. United States: Noyz Music Group. 2009. SMC-335.CS1 maint: others (link)
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i 24K Magic (CD booklet). Bruno Mars. United States: Atlantic Records. 2016. 558305-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  17. ^ R.O.O.T.S. (inlay cover). Flo Rida. Atlantic Records. 2009.CS1 maint: others (link)
  18. ^ Lazarus (liner notes). Travie McCoy (standard ed.). Atlantic Records, Decaydance Records, Fueled by Ramen. 2010.CS1 maint: others (link)
  19. ^ "Bubble Butt (Remix) [feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic]". 7digital UK. Archived from the original on December 30, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  20. ^ Free the Universe (liner notes). Major Lazer (standard ed.). Secretly Canadian. 2013.CS1 maint: others (link)
  21. ^ No.6 Collaborations Project (CD booklet). United States: Asylum Records, Atlantic Records. 2019.
  22. ^ "Can't Come Back to Me (feat. Bruno Mars): LayzieBone & Bruno Mars". United States: Amazon.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  23. ^ Uptown Special (album liner notes). Mark Ronson. Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited. 2015.CS1 maint: others (link)
  24. ^ Finesse (Vinyl, 12 Single). Bruno Mars. Atlantic Records. 2018. 567582-0.CS1 maint: others (link)
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i Unorthodox Jukebox (CD booklet). Bruno Mars. Atlantic Records 533064-2. 2012.CS1 maint: others (link)
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  27. ^ This Is My Love (metadata). Gold 1 (Remixes ed.). Kontor Records, Subside Records, Oceanlight Productions. 2012.CS1 maint: others (link)
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  29. ^ Tha Carter IV (liner notes). Lil Wayne (deluxe ed.). Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic. 2010.CS1 maint: others (link)
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  32. ^ Light (inlay cover). Matisyahu (standard ed.). Epic, JDub Records, Or Music. 2009.CS1 maint: others (link)
  33. ^ Staff, Vibe (November 20, 2014). "Listen To Big Gipp And Bruno Mars "Sugar Cocoa Honey"". Vibe. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  34. ^ Girl on Fire (inlay cover). Alicia Keys. RCA Records. 2012.CS1 maint: others (link)
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  36. ^ Christman, Ed (May 1, 2015). "'Uptown Funk!' Gains More Writers After Gap Band's Legal Claim". Billboard. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  37. ^ Sweet 7 (liner notes). Sugababes (standard ed.). Island, Roc Nation. 2010.CS1 maint: others (link)
  38. ^ Awaken Reloaded (liner notes). Keke Palmer. self-released. 2011.CS1 maint: others (link)
  39. ^ "Wake Up in the Sky". Tidal. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
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  42. ^ "Young, Wild & Free Credits – Ascap Work ID: 883624507". ASCAP. Retrieved June 15, 2017.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "6 AM" was remixed as a new version and released as a single in 2013, featuring a different composition from the 2009 version and credits Mars as a featured artist.[14]
  2. ^ "Bubble Butt" was re-recorded for a remix and features guest verses by 2 Chainz.[19]
  3. ^ "Finesse" was re-recorded for a remix and features guest verses from Cardi B and a slight different composition from the 2016 version.[24]
  4. ^ A remix of this song was released by Gold 1 and feature different lyrics and composition from the original version.[27]
  5. ^ Various versions of this song were released and feature different lyrics and composition from the original version.[40]

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