Awesome / Bruno Mars

  • His performance at Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. In a game that saw the Seattle Seahawks pull an absolute rout over the Denver Broncos, many cited the singer's performance as the highlight of the night. Special credit goes to his surprisingly great drumming at the beginning... and his kickass James Brown-like dancing. (6:53 in the video)
    • He and Beyoncé popped up at Super Bowl 50 as Coldplay's special guests and closing the show with "Uptown Funk", even outshining Chris Martin.
  • "Treasure", a love letter to disco/post-disco acts of the 70s and 80s. Along with "Get Lucky", it was responsible for a disco revival in the 2010s.
  • "Uptown Funk", which set or matched a ton of records on its way to the top of Billboard's main chart where it stayed for 14 weeks straight. It also spent the entire chart year in the Top 40, which is a very rare feat.
    • And a minor one, but on the 12/19/15 week, the song was forced off the charts thanks to the 52 week/below #25 recurring rule that Billboard introduced at the very beginning of the 2016 chart year...and yet, after the Grammys, the song returned to the chart on the 3/5/16 week at #22. Very impractical that any song would return that high after a long time, let alone one that had just lasted a full chart year. But it did, alright, and even if it was only for one week, it's still definitely worth a mention.
    • It's now one of the few songs ever to be certified diamond by the RIAA for selling over 11 million units.
  • His and The Time's tribute to Prince at the 2017 Grammys was cited almost universally as one of the show's highlights. Performing "Let's Go Crazy" while dressed like the Purple One himself, as well as exhibiting surprisingly impressive guitar work, with a 30 second screeching guitar solo at the end of the performance, he did his hero proud.