Bruno Mars is well-versed in the art of romance. Look to his history of slow jams and snappy singles and the singer/songwriter has built his career on speaking the language of love.
As his third studio effort 24K Magic sprinkles in some funk on the charts — the album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 while its title track peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100, Billboard plucked Mars’ best lyrics from his latest LP to use as pickup lines, especially in the midst of cuffing season.
“I’ve been searching everywhere and now here you are”
On the melodic standout “Chunky,” Mars tries to recruit the special lady he’s had his eye on for private party for two.
“I will never make a promise that I can’t keep/ I promise that your smile ain’t gon’ never leave”
Mars opts for strawberry champagne and silk sheets on the sexy number “That’s What I Like,” while promising bae the finer things in life.
“If you ever need to smile again girl, take my card”
For “Perm,” Mars tries to lay back with his girl and keep her attitude on chill.
“Girl, you know you’re perfect from/ Your head down to your heels/ Don’t be confused by my smile/’ Cause I ain’t ever been more for real”
Mars channels his inner Romeo on the slow jam “Versace on the Floor.”
“Girl I bet your momma named you good lookin’/’Cause you sure look good to me”
The throwback love song “Straight Up & Down” finds Mars’ dishing out the cheesy lines in a swoon-worthy fashion.
“Pick up the phone/’Cause all this loving needs a home”
Mars is in the mood for lovin’ on “Calling All My Lovelies” and flexes his persistence especially when his woman isn’t picking up her calls.
“When I’m walkin’ with you/I watch the whole room change/Baby, that’s what you do”
Forget swagu — Mars and his plus-one are dripping in “Finesse,” where he flaunts how they shut down every room they walk into.