Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Great Battlin' Brunos!


People, can't we all just get along? 

Heck, no!  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT'S THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS!  The place where everybody is kung foo fightin', no one ever stops dragging your heart around, and dirty deeds are done dirt cheap every dern month. 

As always, this fine frolic is the product of my friends, Fae (never absent in my heart) and Stephen T. McCarthy and I'm taking part once a month on the 15th!

Bruno Mars is one of the most talented, versitile performers around, in my humble, feeble brained (yet persistant) opinion. I've been thinking of using him in a battle for a while, but I wondered: who could stand up to Bruno? The guy has a slew of hits in a variety of genres. He can sing, play...he can dance...he's done pop, reggae, funk, hip hop, ballads, and songs that were pure fun. Did you see his half time show last year? He put Coldplay and Beyonce to shame. 

WAIT A MINUTE...THE ONLY ONE WORTHY TO BATTLE BRUNO IS....BRUNO! 

BRUNO #1:
 LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN


BRUNO #2:
UPTOWN FUNK




BRUNO #3:

WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN


No one does a Bruno battle like Bruno. I hope no feelings are hurt; I'd hate to learn Bruno holds a grudge. That would be...awkward.  

What Bruno do you prefer? Come on, tell me...tell me...Check 'em out and I'll be here for the results on the 21st of each month and back for new battles on the 15th of each month. 


TOSSING IT OUT
YOUR DAILY DOSE

Still flipping out,
Cherdo



38 comments:

  1. Bass voices and horns... Uptown Funk.

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    1. Amen, brother. Gotta have that beat, gotta have the horns...shore it up with some good bass hooks.

      UPTOWN FUNK! Thanks, Mike!

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  2. What'd you go and do something like this for? What am I supposed to do with this any way? I think Bruno is a great talent and I've seen him do several performances on TV. I like all of these songs so it's a bit difficult to pick one that's a favorite.

    Guess I'll go with the first song I heard by Mars which was a performance on some music awards show where he sang with Sting. I mean he does perform this song like The Police here.

    Yeah, I'm voting for "Locked Out of Heaven". It's one of the most exhilarating songs ever.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. You're the second person who mentioned the similarity to the Police. Perhaps he is a fan...flattery and all.

      LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN -- thanks, Lee!

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  3. Wow. This is a tough one! I like each of these. I think I'd really enjoy seeing him in concert.

    I think I'm going to give my vote to Uptown Funk because it's just a really fun song.

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. Jingle Jangle Jungle Funk for the win! I totally agree with the fun factor of this song. Love it.

      UPTOWN FUNK for Mary.

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  4. Not a Bruno Mars fan, but I prefer the third one.

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    1. Two votes for WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN!

      Thanks, Alex and fishducky!

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    1. She seeks no more...UPTOWN FUNK for Debra! Thanks!

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  6. He is mighty, mighty talented. Uptown Funk seems to be winning, so I'll go with Locked out of Heaven. I was torn between the two.

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    1. You appreciate the underdog. I totally see that in you, girl!

      LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN for Parkersburg's finest!

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  7. Fun battle! Bruno is such a great talent, he can do anything. For pure listening enjoyment and toe-tapping frenzy, I have to go with Uptown Funk.
    P.S. I've rejoined the BOTB party. Come on over! ☺

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    1. I'm on my way! My men are computer hogs lately. By the time they're done, my brain is asleep, so I have to get moving on my votes!

      UPTOWN FUNK! Thanks, Debbie!

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  8. I have to give him points for variety, because he did a good job of copying The Police, Kool & The Gang, and Billy Joel (respectively) with these three songs. So, I'll go with whichever of those three I like the best. Give my vote to "Uptown Funk."

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    1. Ha ha ha...I even like Mark Ronson's head bob in the background.

      It's the sincerest form of flattery, as they say.

      UPTOWN FUNK for John - and thanks!

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  9. Of these three, Locked Out of Heaven. Love Bruno and was disappointed I didn't get to see him when he came around this year!

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  10. You made this tough, but I decided to vote for Uptown Funk because it makes me want to (clumsily) dance.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. UPTOWN FUNK it is, you gotta get up and dance now, Janie-poo!

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  11. Bruno is not my favorite, but he has great talent. I think that "When I Was Your Man" demonstrates the best qualities of his voice, as well as skill as a pianist. I vote for that one.

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    1. Sheboyganboy VI, some days you feel like a mellow melody, right? As I was tellin' brudder McCarthy, I love 'em all. Setting myself up statistically, so to speak, for rejoicing at the outcome!

      WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN...oops, I was never anyone's man...but YEAH!

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  12. Cherdo,

    Decisions. Decisions. Decisions! All three excellent song choices. Bruno can't be mad at you, girlfriend. I think I'm goin' with "Locked Out of Heaven in this showdown. :) Have a joyful, blessed Thanksgiving, my friend1

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    1. Oh, sweet buddy, I hope you have the happiest Turkey Day ever! Brrrr! We have the chill around here lately.

      LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN - no, Cathy, you can't be locked out!

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  13. Cherdo,

    In some ways it's hard for me to believe that Bruno Mars has only been around since 2010ish. Wasn't his first hit Just The Way You Are? I think that was either 2009 or 2010. It was right around when I started blogging.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say two things. I predict a win for Uptown Funk on this battle. AND listening to these songs reminded me of Michael Jackson. Bruno Mars is just that appealing. He does it all well. What might make for an interesting future battle is to take the winner of this battle and pitch it against a MJ song (which you could pick or could be determined the same way you did this one). I think my personal favorite of MJ's is Billie Jean, but that could change on another day...:)

    Oh, and yeah, I'm voting for Uptown Funk. That song just makes me happy. Don't believe me just watch!

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    1. Can you believe the age of some of the folks we consider young? Like Jared Leto - 45?? Leonardo di Caprio - 43? Time is whippin' our tails. We reach the Flipside waaay too soon.

      And I'm with you: that song just makes me happy. It's fun visually, too.

      UPTOWN FUNK!

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  14. DOC MacSIS ~
    Until now, the only Brunos I knew were Bruce Willis and the Bruno who teams up with Rocco when the Gawdfather needs to convince someone to accept an offer he can't refuse.

    It's funny that while listening to the first song, I thought: He's doing Michael Jackson here. And then afterwards I saw Girl Wonder's comment in which she also made a Michael Jackson connection.

    At the end of that third video, I kept expecting Porky Pig to pop out of the center of that background and say, "Th-th-th-that's all folks!"

    Please attach my vote to the first song, 'LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN'. In truth, I am not. I've got a good Friend in Heavenly places. (I'm a bit concerned about Bruno, though. I hope he's able to get in. You gotta know the Doorman and be able to afford the two-drink-minimum.)

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents 'Battle Of The Bands'

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    1. In you're googlin' time, see if you can find young Bruno Mars doing Elvis - it is a hoot. It appears this youngun' had stage appeal from the get go. But since his family performed in Hawaii, it would be Porky Poi, not Porky Pig.

      As always, I cheat...I usually only compare songs I like! Never disappointed with the result, sometimes surprised by others' choices. On this one, I really couldn't guess which one you'd pick, but I tossed out "When I Was Your Man." Pretty sure that one wasn't your cup of tea.

      LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN! NEVAAAAAAAAHHHH!

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  15. So he is talented in so many ways but a fuzzy-wuzzy in the brain department?...hahahaaa. My mom, who loved to dance and even won a dance contest said that many dancers were as dumb as anything. Anyhoo, the 3rd video reminds me of the variety shows where they would have a special guest star. I must give it to Uptown Funk which is fun, has a great beat and is so cool. This man can do cool wearing a pink jacket and pink curlers in his hair.

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    1. Uptown Funk does get ya going, doesn't it? The beat is sooo contagious.

      UPTOWN FUNK, it is! Thanks, Birgit!

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  16. Girl, this was a cool battle! I like Bruno Mars but have never really dug deep into his works and it was nice to see his various styles in your three song choices. I liked all of them but the first two are my favorites. Now I have to decide between those two. Hmm... Hang on, brb....
    Locked Out of Heaven is really good. The music and the beat are a perfect match for his vocals. He has a great voice.

    Uptown Funk is a blast: "Julio, get the stretch!" lol. This song really got me going this morning, head bobbin', shoulders swaying. This song is pure "funk you up" fun!

    Between the two, I'm going to have to go with Uptown Funk. I grooved on that song way more than the other. It's Uptown Funk all the way...

    Excellent battle. I really like the concept of showcasing three different styles of the artist and having the styles battle it out. Way cool.

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thank you, Michele! I truly appreciate that encouragement to pursue different concepts. Trying to stretch a bit. :-)

      UPTOWN FUNK!

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  17. Interesting battle, I vote for Runaway Baby.
    Best ever.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. But...but...I'm confused...parsnip, helpppppp.

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    1. Right on, Mr. Spain; right on.

      UPTOWN FUNK!! Thanks, Mike!

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo