Song of the Day #3,064: ’24K Magic’ – Bruno Mars

bruno_mars_24k_magicRounding out Billboard’s top five are two more blog repeats — twenty one pilots with ‘Heathens’ and DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber with ‘Let Me Love You.’ It’s been two months since I last did a Billboard countdown and yet half the top ten is intact. I guess you don’t see a lot of chart movement in the fall.

At #6 is Bruno Mars with ’24K Magic,’ his claim to retake the pop music throne after the runaway success of ‘Uptown Funk.’ And given that that track was actually a Mark Ronson tune, it’s actually been four years and two Super Bowl performances since Mars released his last album.

That puts a lot on the shoulders of ’24K Magic,’ which is also the title of his just-released LP. A little too much, I’m afraid. While this is a perfectly serviceable throwback disco funk song, it’s no ‘Uptown Funk.’ Of course, I didn’t recognize the awesomeness of ‘Uptown Funk’ at first, so maybe ’24K Magic’ will grow on me.

I will say that Mars and his entourage/dance troupe seem to have had a hell of a time in Vegas filming this video.

[Intro]
Tonight
I just want to take you higher
Throw your hands up in the sky
Let’s set this party off right

[Chorus]
Players, put yo’ pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do?
24 karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Uh, look out!

[Verse 1]
Pop pop, it’s show time (Show time)
Show time (Show time)
Guess who’s back again?
Oh they don’t know? (Go on tell ’em)
Oh they don’t know? (Go on tell ’em)
I bet they know soon as we walk in (Showin’ up)
Wearing Cuban links (ya)
Designer minks (ya)
Inglewood’s finest shoes (Whoop, whoop)
Don’t look too hard
Might hurt ya’self
Known to give the color red the blues

[Pre-Chorus]
Ooh shit, I’m a dangerous man with some money in my pocket
(Keep up)
So many pretty girls around me and they waking up the rocket
(Keep up)
Why you mad? Fix ya face
Ain’t my fault y’all be jocking
(Keep up)

[Chorus]
Players only, come on
Put your pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do?
24 karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Uh, look out!

[Verse 2]
Second verse for the hustlas (hustlas)
Gangstas (gangstas)
Bad bitches and ya ugly ass friends (Haha)
Can I preach? (Uh oh) Can I preach? (Uh oh)
I gotta show ’em how a pimp get it in
First, take your sip (sip), do your dip (dip)
Spend your money like money ain’t shit (Whoop, whoop)
We too fresh
Got to blame it on Jesus
Hashtag blessed
They ain’t ready for me

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m a dangerous man with some money in my pocket
(Keep up)
So many pretty girls around me and they waking up the rocket
(Keep up)
Why you mad? Fix ya face
Ain’t my fault y’all be jocking
(Keep up)

[Chorus]
Players only, come on
Put your pinky rings up to the moon
Hey girls
What y’all trying to do?
24 karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Uh, look out!

[Bridge]
(Wooh)
Everywhere I go they be like
Ooh, so player ooh
Everywhere I go they be like
Ooh, so player ooh
Everywhere I go they be like
Ooh, so player ooh
Now, now, now
Watch me break it down like (Uh)
24 karat, 24 karat magic
What’s that sound?
24 karat, 24 karat magic
Come on now
24 karat, 24 karat magic
Don’t fight the feeling
Invite the feeling

[Chorus]
Just put your pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do?
24 karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Put your pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do? (Do)
24 karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
(24 karat)
Uh, look out

[Outro]
(24 karat magic, magic, magic)

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,064: ’24K Magic’ – Bruno Mars

  1. Dana says:

    My initial reaction to 24k Magic was similar to yours, but, while it may never rise to the level of Uptown Funk, it becomes more infectious with each listen. The song is a big hit with my kids notwithstanding some rather misogynistic lyrics.

  2. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    24 Magic is gold, pardon the pun. Though I also agree that it is no Uptown Funk, Uptown Funk is an impossibly high standard. That being said I do feel this song contains that same funky beat and is also irresistible in terms of dancing to. I think with this song and Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars has really established himself as a braggadocios man with a ton of swagger. Though this is a big change from his love songs crooning things like, “You’re amazing just the way you are.” and though I’d love for him to return to that in his next album, right now every song he’s producing is more fun than next and I can’t help but sing a long to all but the misogynistic lyrics.

  3. Maddie says:

    Of the songs on his new album, this one doesn’t strike me as particularly misogynistic. He definitely has a playboy personality in his current music, but his songs are usually way too catchy to care.

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