Bruno Mars/Smeezingtons singles poll

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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

I love Grenade because it is so ridiculous and floridly melodramatic, but that's because it is funny to me.

Nicole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's the thinking-man's Jason DeRulo.

Fonz Hour (Eazy), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Fuck You" - This is just a fun, bitter song. It hits all the same buttons as "Hey Ya!" so I understand why so many people here hate it.

"Right Round" - This song is pretty much wholly indefensible but the chorus cracks me up like a mug so I like it more than I normally would.

"It Will Rain" - This is slightly melodramatic but a good enough song.

"Grenade" - I unreservedly love this song. It's so ridiculously wounded and earnest.

"Just The Way You Are" - This song describes perfectly how I feel about my wife. I pretty much pity anyone who can't share in the sunny joy shooting out of this song; life is too short to not appreciate someone else's uncomplicated happiness.

"Nothin' On You" - see "Just The Way You Are"

"Rocketeer" - I've heard this song maybe three times. It has a nice melody but beyond that I have zero opinion on it.

"Billionaire" - I am not sure how a song that says "if I had a shit-ton of money, I would feed a bunch of people, try to help disaster victims, then split the rest with family and friends after I bought myself a couple of cars" is worthy of criticism on a socio-economic level; are you maybe overthinking this?

"Young Wild & Free" - I have heard this song three times. I don't remember how it goes at all but I remember that I loved it every time I heard it.

"The Lazy Song" - This song is Bieber-level irritating. Fucking pustulent unforgivable bullshit raghr fuck everyone for listening to this kill you in yr sleep

I have not heard any of the other songs.

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm about "Just The Way" and "Nothin'," i never really got the hate for those songs because they're so effectively sunny and sweet

some dude, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i for one am perfectly okay with hating bruno mars and janelle monae the same amount

pre-tennis ball head-era chris brown (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Fuck You" -- done to death on these boards but i'm just sick of it and the sentiment is nasty

"Right Round" -- you'd think a shuffley beat would be up my alley. the bright jokey trancey kind of aesthetic that runs through a lot of pop right now is just not for me. what are we europe? the fuck is with this stuff. (incidentally i think there's a youtube troll meme going on this song where there are dozens of videos with different or deliberately garbage audio)

"It Will Rain" -- smarmy, treacly, plodding, can't stand it

"Grenade" -- see above

"Just The Way You Are" -- see above

"Nothin' On You" -- this has some light charm but in the context of already hating mars it's not enough of a lift i guess. BOB is chattering and grating.

"Wavin' Flag" -- didn't know he was behind this tbh. really bad.

"Mirror" -- i kind of like the beat on this

"Marry You" -- really cheap and cynical

"Lighters" -- just no

"The Lazy Song" -- i'm getting a really heavy private college talent show vibe from this. like i can already hear a million bad covers contained in the original, kind of a thing

"Bow Chicka Wow Wow" -- ha the one bit of fake neal schon almost saves this for a second

"Rocketeer" -- at this point these are like http://www.theonion.com/articles/taco-bells-five-ingredients-combined-in-totally-ne,3781/

"Billionaire" -- see above

"Get Sexy" -- really forced and weak.

"Young, Wild & Free" -- i like this!

goole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

the bright jokey trancey kind of aesthetic that runs through a lot of pop right now is just not for me. what are we europe? the fuck is with this stuff.

this is probably overstated considering how much i've liked plenty of gaga, k8y perry and kesha singles. it's the 'jokey' part that gets on my nerves instantly.

goole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i for one am perfectly okay with hating bruno mars and janelle monae the same amount

― pre-tennis ball head-era chris brown (J0rdan S.), Thursday, February 23, 2012 2:31 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

her pompadour alone makes me hate her so much more than bruno and his pompadour

some dude, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

you leave my spiritual little sister alone, dicks

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

"young, wild & free" would be either no 1 or 2 on my list

pre-tennis ball head-era chris brown (J0rdan S.), Friday, 24 February 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

does bruno mars sing the hook on this?? can barely tell it's him, thank god

pre-tennis ball head-era chris brown (J0rdan S.), Friday, 24 February 2012 04:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've heard "Count on You" a few times in the past 48 hours and I'm wondering why it's missing from this list. Unmistakably Mars.

Fonz Hour (Eazy), Friday, 24 February 2012 04:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Fuck You" - This is just a fun, bitter song. It hits all the same buttons as "Hey Ya!" so I understand why so many people here hate it.

Which buttons are those? "Hey Ya" was fresh-sounding the first time I heard it, and despite that it was so hugely overplayed, I never ended up actively hating it.. "Fuck You" made me angry the first time, and every time since.

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

billstevejim, Friday, 24 February 2012 05:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Hey Ya" also isn't bitter.

billstevejim, Friday, 24 February 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Fuck You" - This is just a fun, bitter song. It hits all the same buttons as "Hey Ya!" so I understand why so many people here hate it.

Which buttons are those? "Hey Ya" was fresh-sounding the first time I heard it, and despite that it was so hugely overplayed, I never ended up actively hating it.. "Fuck You" made me angry the first time, and every time since.

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

― billstevejim

I guess it just means it was a big hit in Amur'rica. It's not the same thing as being a pop hit elsewhere, if America loves your song it features heavily on all sorts of ads and parodies through the year.

Moka, Friday, 24 February 2012 07:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I actually have no idea what he meant, just guessing.

Moka, Friday, 24 February 2012 07:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moka, Friday, 24 February 2012 07:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

FYI while we're doing the anecdote-as-data thing i knew PLENTY of women who hate bruno mars and think he's pretty much irredeemable

lex pretend, Friday, 24 February 2012 08:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Include me in the list of women who hate him but I don't even see why gender should be a matter of discussion in here tho. The statement could hold true for all pop artists since the beginning of times. Women are generally more open in their love for dumb pop music and rarely hold guilty pleasures.

Moka, Friday, 24 February 2012 08:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've heard "Count on You" a few times in the past 48 hours and I'm wondering why it's missing from this list. Unmistakably Mars.

― Fonz Hour (Eazy), Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:54 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sorry i limited it to songs that were singles in the US ::shrugs::

some dude, Friday, 24 February 2012 12:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which buttons are those?

Bright, cheery sounding retropop with angry lyrics about a breakup.

"Hey Ya" also isn't bitter.

Have you never listened to the lyrics?

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"y'all don't hear me you just wanna dance" is the only genuinely bitter lyric in "Hey Ya"

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

No prob some dude--maybe it's a new single this week.

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

Fonz Hour (Eazy), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're pretty cheesy, although i don't know if they're any cheesier than the retro R&B songs (and i'm fine with most of the contemporary R&B-sounding songs)

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bet a lot of dorm action has been underscored with "Just The Way You Are."

Fonz Hour (Eazy), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

that seems like his most housewife-y song imo

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

this guy is completely indefensible and horrible and I don't know how you can think differently

valleys of your mind (mh), Friday, 24 February 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

this isn't the Bieber thread, dude

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not going to encounter Bieber songs on adult-targeted radio throughout my day as often, either, though! Not that I'm trying to listen to Lite FM stylings but urrrgh

valleys of your mind (mh), Friday, 24 February 2012 15:24 (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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

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

good one, Joka

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

Because I'm zingy. Get it?

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

Miracle Ship

the endless white snow has never felt more textile (loves laboured breathing), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:21 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

lolz

Moka, Thursday, 3 May 2012 07:15 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

NO PARKIN BABY

NO PARKIN ON THE DANCEFLOOR

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 14 December 2014 23:15 (6 days ago) Permalink

basically every single of his since this poll has been better than the best song on this list

J0rdan S., Monday, 15 December 2014 01:47 (5 days ago) Permalink

otm

gr8080, Monday, 15 December 2014 01:49 (5 days ago) Permalink

"uptown funk" is dope imo

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 17 December 2014 18:01 (3 days ago) Permalink


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