Doo - Wops & Hooligans CD (2010)

Artist: Bruno Mars

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Go Bruno, Go Bruno!!

by Linda Kellum on 3/14/2013

I just loved this album!!! It had so many different rythums!!!!

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Product Overview


Label Atlantic/q Records
SKU 217151500
UPC 075678912153
UPC 14 00075678912153
Format CD
Release Date 10/5/2010
Author Bruno Mars
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence Elvis Presley
Artist Influence Jackie Wilson
Artist Influence James Brown
Artist Influence Jerry Lee Lewis
Artist Influence Jimi Hendrix
Artist Influence Little Richard
Artist Influence Michael Jackson
Artist Influence Prince
Artist Influence Usher
Artist Contemporary Allen Stone
Artist Contemporary Coleman Hell
Artist Contemporary Far East Movement
Artist Contemporary Iyaz
Artist Contemporary Janelle Mon e
Artist Contemporary Jason Derulo
Artist Contemporary Jessie J
Artist Contemporary Justin Timberlake
Artist Contemporary Kanye West
Artist Contemporary Kevin Rudolf
Artist Contemporary Mark Ronson
Artist Contemporary Miguel (R&B)
Artist Contemporary Mike Posner
Artist Contemporary Missy Elliott
Artist Contemporary Outasight
Artist Contemporary PJ Morton
Artist Contemporary Shwayze
Artist Contemporary Stooshe
Artist Contemporary Taio Cruz
Artist Contemporary Travie McCoy
Artist Contemporary Willy Moon
Artist Follower Meghan Trainor
Artist Follower Nicholas McDonald
Artist Follower Skylar Stecker
Technical Info
CatalogID 25393
Lable Name Elektra (Label)
Released 10/05/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 35m : 28s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678912153
Musical Guests
Damian Marley
Cee-Lo Green
Album Notes and Credits
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
Artist Overview
After working a string of behind-the-scenes jobs, including writing songs for Brandy and singing backup for Sugababes, songwriter/producer Bruno Mars put his name at the top of the charts in 2009 by co-writing Flo Rida's "Right Round." He collaborated with B.o.B on "Nothin' on You" and co-wrote Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," then used that momentum to launch a solo career. He became the first male vocalist in two decades to crack the Top Ten with his first four singles. Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Unorthodox Jukebox, his first two albums, went double platinum in the U.S., and his major triumphs as a writer and featured artist continued with CeeLo Green's "Fuck You" and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk." ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.83) - "'Grenade' and 'Runaway Baby' are immediate stylistic standouts." -- Grade: B
Disc 1
1 Grenade
2 Just The Way You Are
3 Our First Time
4 Runaway Baby
5 Lazy Song, The
6 Marry You
7 Talking To The Moon
8 Liquor Store Blues
9 Count On Me
10 Other Side, The - (featuring B.O.B./Cee Lo Green)
Product Attributes
Artist Mars,Bruno
Label Atlantic/q Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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