The time has come for Bruno Mars to make his way back onto the music scene. After a remarkable performance at the 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime performance with Beyonce and Coldplay, there’s been no concrete date set for his upcoming album though a collaboration with DJ/producer Skrillex is in the works.
Could Mars’ upcoming studio effort tap into the dance music world? Bruno Mars has proven his versatility — whether he’s belting out the soulful “When I Was Your Man” or his jazzy “Locked Out Of Heaven”. Either way, here’s a list of the best Bruno Mars songs remixed for your listening pleasure.
“Treasure” (Audien Remix)
This mix peeled away the 70’s influence from Bruno Mars’ original song and rebuilt it into a progressive house jam building the anticipation up with a heavy beat drop and a booming bass.
“Locked Out of Heaven” (R3hab Remix)
R3hab boosts Bruno Mars’ song’s energy with haunting techno and gritty trap elements embedded in the mix.
“When I Was Your Man” (Hipshaker Remix)
Less heart-breaky, more hip-shakey. This classic Bruno Mars song was turned into a chopped and screwed soul-pop dance track with the powerful piano chords from the classic now just a subtle supporting element.
“Uptown Funk” (Will Sparks Remix)
MJ is that you? This mix bolsters the retro funk beat that had the entire world dancing.
“Grenade” (DMKE Trip Remix)
The infectious blend of reggaeton with dance music effortlessly transitions Mars’ 2010 single from love ballad to tropical party rave.
“Just The Way You Are” (Ethernal Blast Remix)
Hints of a reggaeton influence flow smoothly throughout the piece as repetitive drum hits meet airy synths for a rhythmic build up.
“The Lazy Song” (Hi Def Remix)
Don’t feel like doing anything today? Teach yourself how to “dougie” to this dance-pop mix and let the mix’s energy turn your mid-day blues upside down.