I feared for the talented and energetic Bruno Mars and his Hooligans dancing outside on top of the Apollo Theater marquee in Harlem, New York, when I saw their 24K Magic Live at the Apollo show on CBS November 29, 2017. After all, the building is 77 years old.
They did the Apollo proud with their stylish singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments. I saw Bruno Mars sing a love ballad on an award show a couple of years ago. Who knew that he would blow up! My favorite song of his is the ironic love ballad “Grenade” in which he sings about the great lengths to which he would go to save his loved one (taking a grenade, train, bullet, etc.), but his loved one wouldn’t do the same for him. I love the line– “…Tell the devil I said hey when you get back to where you’re from.”
I also saw Kathy Bates do a great impression of his 24K Magic song on the Lip Sync Battle television show recently.
Written by Rosa L. Griffin