“When I Was Your Man” is part of Bruno Mars’ album, “Unorthodox Jukebox” and it was the second single to be released from the album. It received mostly positive reviews from the music critics whom named it
“another exceptional offering from Unorthodox Jukebox”, “an emotional ballad that shows off Mars’ sweet vocals”.
The song was such a big success that it was also compared to Elton John’s and early Michael Jackson’s ballads.
“When I Was Your Man” was released on January 15th, 2013 and it’s a song from American artist Bruno Mars. The song has personal connotations to the singer whom stated that
“that came from the gut-it’s the most honest, real thing I’ve ever sang”.
He also stated that performing the song can be very emotional because “You’re bringing up all these old emotions again. It’s just like bleeding”. The song is played in C major and the singer’s vocals can range up to the high note C5. The pop ballad has a duration of 3:34 minutes.
The single received a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Solo Performance” and won the award for “Favorite Hit” at the “Premios Juventud”. It was the 15th most played song on the radios, in 2013, in the United States and 10th in the United Kingdom.
“When I Was Your Man” was a major hit as it conquered the most important charts in the US. It topped the Billboard Hot 100, US Adult Top 40, US Rhythmic, US Adult Contemporary and the US Mainstream Top 40. It peaked number two on the UK Singles Chart and on the Venezuela PopRock General. It was also a success worldwide, being present in many countries’ charts, such as Finland, Austria, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic, France, New Zealand, Israel, Portugal, Mexico and many others. Having reached the charts in many continents proves its popularity and demand.
The single sold over 4 500 000 copies in the United States, and it received a platinum certification four times in Australia, Belgium and USA. It was certified double platinum in Denmark and New Zealand as well as in many other countries.
The music video was released on January 5th, 2013 and it was directed by Cameron Duddy and Bruno Mars. The song has been covered numerous times, including in the TV shows “The Voice” and “X Factor”.
“When I Was Your Man” is one of the beautiful ballads from Bruno Mars, as well as one of the most successful ones.
The song was written by Phillipp Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Ari Levine.
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