"Ooh, don't we look good together?" Yes Bruno Mars, you and the Official Chart make a cute couple.
With 14 Top 40 singles, nine of which reached the Top 10, and five of those hitting Number 1, Bruno Mars has been one of the pop's biggest stars of the decade. And when it comes to million-sellers, Bruno also has it going on.
With a remix of Finesse featuring Cardi B currently surging up the Official Singles Chart, we've delved into the stats and added up his downloads, streams and physical sales to reveal his 10 biggest songs in the UK. First, let's take a close look at the big 5:
When I Was Your Man (2012)
Bruno's second album Unorthodox Jukebox didn't manage to create a Number 1 single, with two songs peaking at Number 2. When I Was Your Man was one of them, a ballad akin to his previous Number 1 smash Grenade, and there's more than that later.
The UK has always had a soft spot for the balladeer in Bruno, and When I Was Your Man is no exception. 669,000 downloads and 28.6 million streams later, WIWYM just surpasses The Lazy Song and 24K Magic as Bruno's fifth biggest song.
Locked Out of Heaven (2012)
This retro tune, inspired by The Police, was the lead single from Bruno's sophomore effort Unorthodox Jukebox. It spent three weeks at Number 2, beaten to the top by One Direction, Olly Murs and Gabrielle Aplin's cover of The Power Of Love. Since streaming started counting toward the chart in 2014, Locked Out Of Heaven has amassed 27.2 million plays. Its sales tally stands at 864,000.
One of several chart-toppers from Bruno's incredible first year of success, Grenade was one of the last songs to be completed for his debut album. Apparently, it was changed at the last minute from an uptempo to the moody, dramatic number we know today. The decision paid off. Grenade has logged 19.4 million streams to date, and when it comes to sales, it has *just* passed the million sales threshold, taking his million-sellers tally to three, joining the likes of Adele and Pharrell.
Just The Way You Are (Amazing) (2010)
The very first single from Bruno's debut album, Just The Way You Are was his second Number 1 in the UK, after his collaboration with B.O.B. – Nothin' On You. The track, which had the (Amazing) added to its title for the British public only, had two stints at Number 1, each for a week, three weeks apart.
It certainly did amazingly, spending two months in the Top 10 and 26 weeks – that's six months – in the Top 40. Just The Way You Are has notched up 29 million streams since we started counting in 2014, and it was also Bruno's first million seller, shifting 1.33 million copies. (Amazing.)
Uptown Funk (2014)
Not so much a song as a phenomenon, this track took off in a big way when it was performed on The X Factor by Fleur East before its actual UK release. Demand was so high that the release date was brought forward by a month.
Bruno may have only been a guest star on Mark Ronson's huge hit, but it wouldn't be the same without him. Uptown Funk was Number 1 for seven weeks and has racked up sales of over 1.6 million, plus 115 million streams!
Bruno Mars' Official Top 10 biggest songs:
|2||JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING)||1||2010|
|4||LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN||2||2012|
|5||WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN||2||2012|
|6||THE LAZY SONG||1||2011|
|9||THAT'S WHAT I LIKE||12||2017|
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