First Impressions: Doo-Wop That Thang, Bruno Mars

Friday, February 25, 2011

I didn't talk much about the Grammys after the fact. That's out of character for me, considering I love ragging on the Superbowl of Music. Well, this year pretty much my stamina of giving a damn dissipated out of me and I just well...gave up. Still one of the brightest moments of the night (next to Cee-Lo's NBC peacock meets Elton John performance, and of course Esperanza Spalding's deserving win) was seeing Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, and B.o.B take the stage as a trio and bring to mind what actual performing is all about. We'll get to see Mars and Monae joined at the hip again for their joint tour venture, "Hooligans In Wondaland" (love the poster) coming to a city near you, but in the meantime, Mars is giving a little thank you to his fans in the form of semi-new music (yay!).

Mars premiered on his site the doo-wop version of his hit, "Grenade", which he performed at the Grammys in all it's Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers recall (see the performance after the jump). It's a wee bit of a song that ends really before things really get simmering. Still I appreciate that Mars decided to take this song down a different avenue, just to keep things from being stale. Doo-wop shoo-wop.

Bruno Mars - Grenade (Doo-Wop Grammy Remix) 

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