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Makson 09-01-2014 14:17

Is "Locked Out Of Heaven" one of the best pop classics of recent years?
 
I think it is:)
I dislike Bruno Mars immensely but I can't deny that this song is an absolute corker and I never tire of listening to it. The production is incredible and sounds pretty timeless.
It deserved to be an even bigger hit than it was, really!
What do you think?

d56 09-01-2014 14:24

I actually can't stand the song & I'm a big fan of Bruno. It just reminds me of The Police too much & I didn't like the video.

Master Ozzy 09-01-2014 15:31

I'm a big fan of Bruno Mars and it's fantastic song, howeverit's the sample that he's used that makes the song great. The beat is just so catchy and infectious.

dsmithy2011 09-01-2014 16:06

I prefer Gorilla

lovelife7292 09-01-2014 16:48

great song, but I think Grenade will be his biggest hit that people remember from him

Zack06 09-01-2014 16:56

I much prefer this from Bruno: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoNNxYxPOcc

Hav_mor91 09-01-2014 18:05

I love the song on of a handful of his. But it sounds more like a Police record than his own and for that reason no.

Summer Breeze 09-01-2014 18:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Makson (Post 70719466)
I think it is:)
I dislike Bruno Mars immensely but I can't deny that this song is an absolute corker and I never tire of listening to it. The production is incredible and sounds pretty timeless.
It deserved to be an even bigger hit than it was, really!
What do you think?



I know what you mean.
I love that track.
I think why I like it so much as I love the performance side of it as well.

Blondie X 09-01-2014 19:03

Never been a Bruno Mars fan but I love Locked Out Of Heaven and Treasure. They're the first songs of his I've liked since the song he did with B.O.B but maybe because I'm pretty old school

glyn9799 09-01-2014 20:59

Absolutely not. It's nothing special, and certainly doesn't strike me as worthy of this title.

d56 09-01-2014 22:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zack06 (Post 70721499)
I much prefer this from Bruno: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoNNxYxPOcc

lmao your Alexandra Burke promo is flawless

performingmonk 09-01-2014 22:49

I hate Bruno. All his songs just sound like ripoffs of classics. If I had heard anything remotely original from him then I might reconsider. There's something so fake about him.

d56 09-01-2014 23:00

I think Grenade, Treasure & Gorilla are brilliant, serious gems of our time, but Locked Out Of Heaven just doesn't click with me :(

Simi89 09-01-2014 23:16

I don't want to like it because it feels like he ripped off other artists :(
I loved his first album though.

Rip the TV Eye 10-01-2014 00:10

I'm not keen on it. In fact, pretty much all of Mars' output so far has irritated me somewhat.

As far as whether or not it should have been a bigger hit...I don't think it stands out amongst his other songs or indeed much else in the charts.

icefall 10-01-2014 00:38

Yeah this is the only song I like of his.
But I agree with you op it is one of my favourite songs ever

Micknsiv 10-01-2014 04:42

Pop classic?..........nope.

Eric_Blob 10-01-2014 12:24

I think Treasure is his catchiest song.

Benllech 10-01-2014 17:12

No cos he keeps constantly saying:

SEX SEX SEX

paltonz 10-01-2014 23:31

Locked Out of Heaven is OK, but it wasn't amazing. I prefer Runaway Baby from Doo-Wops and Hooligans and Treasure from his current album. Although, the way I found Treasure was through Breakbot's Baby I'm Yours. I still love both songs though.

SuperAPJ 11-01-2014 04:03

I don't like it and agree that Treasure is much better.

paulbax 11-01-2014 04:37

Its a good song, but there are better ones on the album in my opinion such as Treasure, Gorilla, Moonshine and When I Was Your Man. If you haven't listened to his album you should, he's one of the few mainstream artists today who makes music with real soul influences.

mgvsmith 11-01-2014 12:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Makson (Post 70719466)
I think it is:)
I dislike Bruno Mars immensely but I can't deny that this song is an absolute corker and I never tire of listening to it. The production is incredible and sounds pretty timeless.
It deserved to be an even bigger hit than it was, really!
What do you think?

I think it is a pretty poor imitation of a Police song. 'Can't Stand Losing you' or 'Message in a Bottle' being a couple which it clearly rips off. Mars is a poor imitation of a lot of other artists really.

If you want to hear a great original song try 'Wrapped Around Your Finger' or 'Every Little Thing She Does' by the aforementioned Police. Hear the real masters at work.


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