Bruno Mars/Smeezingtons singles poll

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I'd catch a grenade for you
in my polka dot swimsuit
at the drag race holding a white handkerchief
running a comb through your pompadour
I'd do anything for you

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

It would have this great tension between her ice-queen delivery and the grandiose promises.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

And then she could do "Right Round."

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

you spin me right round baby right round
like a record baby
a 45
on my sassy mama's victrola
black and white movies
stickball gaaaames

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

the worst of these are seriously some of the most atrocious songs of my lifetime

― illuminati girl (J0rdan S.), Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:04 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

flopson, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why is this a poll? This is like asking "which pile of vomit is least fermented."

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf hipsters would be all over "The Lazy Song" and "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" if they were sung by Gnarls Barkley
― CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:23 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

Are you sure hipsters are really that stupid?

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

the ones that went nuts for "Fuck You" are, yes

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

its equally obvious that "fuck you" would not have been a hit among hipsters if bruno mars had sung it but i dont think it works the other way, esp for "the lazy song"

flopson, Friday, 17 February 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

well yeah i'm trolling mostly but i still feel like those songs are all pretty interchangeable in terms of their musical merit or senses of humor

CANDY aka JUNK (some dude), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

about a month ago i finally found myself having to give in and accept that i actually love a bruno mars song ("it will rain")

also like or tolerate:

right round
nothin' on you
fuck you
grenade

teledyldonix, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Billionaire probably annoys me more than any other song in recent memory, particularly for being so historically/politically tone deaf

Chris S, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nothing is interchangeable with "The Lazy Song". Nothing.

Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 07:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

My mom was arguing with me about how it is impossible to dislike "The Lazy Song", and it was in fact the greatest song of the past year. This disturbed me a great deal.

Nicole, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

It upsets me to ponder even for a moment the worldview vantage point from which "The Lazy Song" is a great song.

Like think about how sad (emotionally) you must be to hear this song and really vibe with it.

Tim F, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck all five of you

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

shoulda been six coz I forgot to vote #takethat

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait Bruno Mars wrote 'fuck you'? I would've voted for that and yeah whoever said that a hipster like myself would love Lazy Song if it was sung by Cee-lo is otm. Why is there anything wrong with that idk.

Moka, Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

cuz it's a dogshit song that's completely reprehensible on many, many grounds that transcend who happens to be singing the song

J0rdan S., Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh I know the song is dogshit. I was just saying I'd prefer any Bruno Mars song with Cee-loo singing it instead of him. I guess the polemic was that someone upthread was debating that we should prefer the real Bruno Mars' version just because he is the composer but that is utter bollocks. Lazy Song by Bruno Mars is offensive as performance and composition and with Cee-lo it would only be offensive as composition.

Moka, Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

"i prefer my shit painted with gold"

billstevejim, Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

cuz it's a dogshit song that's completely reprehensible on many, many grounds that transcend who happens to be singing the song

― J0rdan S., Thursday, February 23, 2012 1:23 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

so is "Fuck You"

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Thursday, 23 February 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Doesn't matter how many times you say it, some dude, you're on the wrong side of the "Fuck You" issue. I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America. I'll agree about "Lazy Song," though the vehemence of the protests here doth seems too much.

Based purely on my observations, seems like women like Bruno Mars a lot more than men do. I have some ideas about what that means, but I don't know if any of them are especially relevant or true.

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

some dude: wrong on chintzy fauxtown novelty songs, wrong for america

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think your observation is that bruno mars is a pretty boy pop star who occupies the same cultural space as nearly every other pretty boy pop star in history

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anybody know about that Sesame Street jam upthread? Thanks.

beachville, Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do not think that that is my observation, but thanks as always for the condescension!

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

just saying, "women like [male pop singer] a lot more than men do" is not a truth bomb in and of itself, especially if you're not actually going to share your promised ideas about it.

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

In an unstable world some dude's enduring hatred of Fuck You is something I can rely on.

Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm kind of indifferent to it, really, i just think it's hilarious that it's such an acclaimed song and love to troll people about it

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

lots of ilx posters basically dislike it, i think

also, america (and britain) love a lot of shitty songs

lex pretend, Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

5.87: Rate Cee-Lo's "F**k You" out of ten

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.
I loved it the first time I heard it, and so did America.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why do you hate America, some dude?

Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

not that we need to keep re-visiting this but to clarify my earlier statements in a brief and only semi-trolling way:

1 Several female people I know focus on Bruno Mars' doo-wop voice and old-school trappings (vocal harmonies, dancing, hair) and see him as more original than, say, the average person on ILX or this thread

2 I have seen people actively angry at him for these things here, don't know what's different between the way he does this and say the retro thing of Raphael Saadiq / Janelle Monae / etc.

3 People also seem hurt that he is a very successful singer and songwriter and producer; I don't care if people don't like his songs -- I obv don't mind a few of them and actively like others -- but are we really going back to days of "fuck that guy he's a sellout" or "authenticity check" or the like?

4 I would hope people (and esp that tall drink of water some dude) wd know the minor facetiousness of my earlier comment about America but I still don't know if this is actively not liking the song or passively being pissed about success of said song

5 Repeat point 4 except substitute "Bruno Mars" for "the song"

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

how do you focus on his retro aesthetic AND see him as original? idgi

also i don't think what people dislike about him or his songs, here or elsewhere, has much to do with the old school aesthetic. the songs that get the most hate ("The Lazy Song," "Billionaire," etc.) aren't particularly old fashioned.

some dude, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

also where is the sellout/authenticity thing even coming from? strawmen galore over here. i think people are in general agreement that dude is talented, has a nice voice and can write a catchy tune, the dischord mainly has to do with what he actually does with that talent.

some dude, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

XP In re: "originality": because instead of doing what most other people are doing (hard-ass Chris Brown aggressive dancing etc) he's doing something different and not seen as much(James Brown / Sam Cooke influence) etc. Not everyone has to be Bjork to seem original yknow.

That's a fair point about "Lazy Song" and "Billionaire" (the crappiness of which is as much about Travis McCoy's basic unlikability), but doesn't address what I think is the main think people (except you!) like about "Fuck You": it sounds like an old kind of song, but it has profanities in the chorus (Lily Allen callback) AND the bridge where Cee-Lo gets E-mo in an Old-schoo way

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have also just reached the limit of me caring about all this

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

BUT AMERICA WILL CARRY THE TORCH FOR ME

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

fair enough. i don't even see where any of those bullet points even ties into the thing about women liking him more than men, but i'm not gonna drag it out if your interest in this is even more quickly evaporating than mine.

some dude, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

point #1 was the relevant one here. to WAY overgeneralize (like I have already done so why not continue down that path) I don't hear/see/read any women in the real world talking about "I hate that guy's guts" or "he's shitting all over his own talent" or "Grenade? more like Lemonade haha am I right?" instead, they buy the records, they actually enjoy his performances on TV, etc.

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

funny thing is i WANT to like him more than i do, he reminds me of a lot of people i'm a fan of, like he could be a less R&B ne-yo or a more pop patrick stump, and he seems likable enough, but his music just has very low hit rate for me.

some dude, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, he's pretty young, right? Plenty of time for him.

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah he could improve with time. i guess there's a bit of a suspicion that people who are THAT successful that early in their career tend not to mess with the formula from there, whether or not that's really true.

some dude, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

man i really dislike this bruno mars person

goole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mostly like him, except "The Lazy Song" make me want to watch him die a slow, incredibly painful and brutal death, preferably in front of all of his loved ones

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"yound wild & free" is ok, and yes it is more than superficially similar to "toot it & boot it."

otherwise i really can't stand all of these.

goole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't y'all think his reggae-ish songs (Lazy included) are more irritating than the R&B ones?

― Fonz Hour (Eazy), Friday, February 24, 2012 6:33 AM Bookmark

totally

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Monday, 27 February 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

every time i hear "it will rain" i expect him to break out into the "chasing pavements" chorus

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Friday, 16 March 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i can kinda see that, althoguh i personally think "It Will Rain" is so much better. on the local pop-leaning R&B station it sounds so right in between Miguel and Trey Songz joints.

some dude, Friday, 16 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

the funny thing about that song is the one line where he says "i won't be your mom's favorite" or whatever when i'd venture to say he's in the top 3 of current pop stars that moms love/are even aware of

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Friday, 16 March 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

haha

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

every time i hear "it will rain" i expect him to break out into the "chasing pavements" chorus

― 3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Friday, March 16, 2012 11:39 AM (1 month ago) Bookmark

heh my wife made the same observation the other day and i had forgot where i heard it first. still like "rain" way way way more though.

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sneezyngtons. And he's Sneezy. Because he does cocaine. Get it?

Moka, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 18:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

good one, Joka

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

some dude: putting the 'zing' in Smeezingtons since 2011

the endless white snow has never felt more textile (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 22:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Because I'm zingy. Get it?

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 23:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Miracle Ship

the endless white snow has never felt more textile (loves laboured breathing), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

(I apparently can only deliver jokes in fractions)

the endless white snow has never felt more textile (loves laboured breathing), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

lolz

Moka, Thursday, 3 May 2012 07:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

http://www.unorthodoxjukebox.com/

kinda digging this, although i keep waiting for a song around the corner that will make me regret saying that

RIP Gramp C (some dude), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 21:58 (1 year ago) Permalink


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