This week’s number one song on the iTunes top ten is “Grenade” by Bruno Mars. Bruno Mars is an up and coming artist that is solely but surely making his dent in the music industry. He has an R&B feel to his music with lyrics that always have a strong meaning behind them. In “Grenade” he sings about a girl that he truly loves but she just threw him away not caring about what she is leaving behind.
“Gave you all I had
And you tossed it in the trash
You tossed it in the trash, you did
To give me all your love is all I ever asked,
Cause what you don’t understand is”
The chorus is what really gets me though. He talks about how he would basically do anything for this girl, to the point of death, and no matter what he would do for her, she would never do the same for him.
“I’d catch a grenade for ya
Throw my hand on a blade for ya
I’d jump in front of a train for ya
You know I’d do anything for ya
Oh, oh I would go through all this pain,
Take a bullet straight through my brain,
Yes, I would die for ya baby; But you won’t do the same”
It is a really depressing song but so extremely passionate at the same time. No one wants to feel like they are stuck loving someone when the other person has no passion for them. It is an awful feeling to have and if you love someone so much to the point that you are willing to kill yourself for that person, its not that easy to get over. Unfortunately, most people will experience this type of feeling in their lives after a rough break up and even though you might not feel like you would want to kill yourself for that person, similar feelings to that would be there.
Bruno Mars is an up and coming artist that is finally getting some well deserved recognition. If you did not know, that huge hit “Nothing on You” by B.o.B. featured Bruno Mars in it. Not only did it feature Bruno Mars but also he actually was the one that sang one of the catchiest chorus’ in 2010. Without even knowing it people everywhere were singing Bruno Mars and the chorus of “Nothing on You.” When doing more research on that song I found out that Bruno Mars did, indeed, sing the chorus and all I can think of was why he does not have his own songs out. Not soon after I said that he came out with his first solo number one hit, which was titled “Just The Way You Are.” Ironically enough, this song is all about how much he loves this girl and how he loves her just the way she is. He talks all about how happy he is with her and the song is very upbeat. Just a few weeks after this song struck number one, “Grenade” came out, which is a depressing song that is the complete opposite of “Just The Way You Are.” Maybe he planned this out so people can see the good and than the bad side of a relationship, and if this is what he had in mind it shows great creativity in his music. I think Bruno Mars is here to stay and will continue to put out hit after hit.