Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)

Reason for Listening:
#136 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20200124). Sorted by Weeks on Chart.
Last Week: 134 | Peak: 3 | Weeks on Chart: 453

Released 20101004.
10 songs. 35:24. Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)
10+2 songs. 35:24+06:38. Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Europe) (2010)
10+4 songs. 35:24+14:41. Doo-Wops & Hooligans (iTunes) (Deluxe) (2010)
10+4+2 songs. 35:24+14:41+08:14. Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe/Tour) (2010)
10+4+2+3 songs. 35:24+14:41+08:14+13:59. Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Japanese Platinum) (2010)

First listen. Standard
The chorus is catchy but I don't like the rest of the song much. ("Grenade")
I remember I was in New York with some capoeira friends and seeing this song sung together with hand motions. I'm not sure if this was the first time I heard the song. I vaguely remember they might have played the song multiple times. In any case, I think that moment is part of why I love the song.

4: "The Lazy Song";
3: "Just the Way You Are"; "Marry You";
2: "Talking to the Moon"; "Count on Me" (EP Version);
1: "Runaway Baby"; "Liquor Store Blues" (ft. Damian Marley);
0: "Grenade"; "Our First Time"; "The Other Side" (ft. CeelO Green and B.o.B.);

It happens that my top five rated songs are also singles from the album. The only single released which I rated poorly was "Grenade." With that being said, "poorly" here is a "0" and this means overall I found the album surprisingly favorable. And yet, I didn't necessarily have an overall feeling of enjoyment. I think this places the album somewhere around 3.8 or 4.0. Perhaps being under the weather has put a damper on my overall mood hence on my impressionability.

Overall Rating: 4.0/5
Favorite Song: "The Lazy Song"

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