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YMMV: Bruno Mars
  • Awesome Music: Unorthodox Jukebox has many enjoyable tunes, but "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Treasure" will most certainly start any party. "Gorilla" also counts, if for it being over-the-top and hilariously So Bad, It's Good.
    • Doo-Wops & Hooligans may be largely comprised of teenybopper high school dance songs, but in hindsight "Runaway Baby" from that album gave us a clue that Bruno was capable of more than teenybopper crap.
  • Fridge Logic: In "Grenade", the singer calls his lover out because her eyes were open when they had their first kiss... which he couldn't have known unless his eyes were also open.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: His song "Talking to the Moon", relatively unknown to American listeners, is surprisingly popular in Brazil due to its inclusion in a Soap Opera.
    • Despite "Marry You"'s failure in the U.S., it was a massive hit in New Zealand.
  • Growing the Beard: Unorthodox Jukebox in general has been better received than Doo-Wops was, thanks to toning down the Wangst with breakup songs (compare "When I Was Your Man" to "Grenade") and toning down the silliness of Silly Love Songs. The fact that it contains some excellent throwbacks to the 70's and 80's doesn't hurt either.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The ending of the "Grenade" music video has the narrator commit suicide.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: Many consider him to be this for the late Michael Jackson due to similarities in vocals and musical style. This is justified as Bruno was a Michael Jackson impersonator when he was very young, and MJ remains his greatest idol to this day.
  • Signature Song: Most people know him for "Grenade", "Just the Way You Are" and "Locked Out of Heaven".
  • So Bad, It's Good: "Gorilla", in a hilariously overblown way.
  • Tear Jerker: "When I Was Your Man".
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks/What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Many criticized "The Lazy Song" for rather vulgar lyrics compared to previous songs such as "Just the Way You Are".
  • Unfortunate Implications: "Young Girls" is about Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Wangst: "Grenade". The narrator loves the girl to the point that he would kill himself in spectacular ways, but the girl won't do the same.
    • "It Will Rain", another breakup song about a girl leaving the protagonist sung with very over-the-top histrionics. The two songs eventually gave him a reputation for being an overly angsty teenybopper until his next album Unorthodox Jukebox saved him from this reputation.

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