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Bruno Mars' 10 Best Collaborations, Ranked

From B.o.B to Major Lazer and Mark Ronson, here are the ultimate Bruno team-ups

10 / 10

Far East Movement's "Rocketeer" feat. Bruno Mars

Fun fact: Far East Movement's "Rocketeer" single (released in 2010) had two versions. The more well-known single featured Ryan Tedder on the album, but Bruno Mars also recorded his take on the song. While the production on Mars' version isn't as punchy, you can't deny that those soaring vocals carry a ton of emotion. —Bianca Gracie

9 / 10

Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters" feat. Bruno Mars

You wouldn't be crazy for thinking Bruno Mars' smooth croons would clash with vicious raps from Eminem and Royce da 5'9", a.k.a. Bad Meets Evil. But the trio more than pulled off this collaboration, making for BME's biggest hit to date—peaking at No. 4 in the U.S. and going double platinum—and we think Em and Royce mostly have Bruno to thank for slaying that hook. —Jeff Benjamin

8 / 10

Major Lazer's "Bubble Butt" feat. Bruno Mars, Tyga and Mystic

By 2013, Bruno Mars was known for his crooning vintage-funk sound. So it was a surprising move when he decided to flex his swag muscle for Major Lazer's wacky "Bubble Butt" single. Mars is joined by 2 Chainz, dancehall artist Mystic and Tyga on the booty-popping track that's filled with bouncing synths and heavy basslines. But it's his sing-speak hook that ties it all together. —Bianca Gracie

7 / 10

"The Other Side" feat. Cee Lo Green & B.o.B

Sure, the tides have changed now, but when the Goodie Mobb star teamed with Mars on this groovy joint, it was a major co-sign for the rising soul star. Bruno was definitely channeling his inner Cee Lo on the first falsetto-driven chorus, which Green matches when it's his turn to take over. "The Other Side" is definitely a meeting of the soul-pop stars and both turned out as winners. —Jeff Benjamin

6 / 10

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa’s “Young, Wild & Free” feat. Bruno Mars

The ultimate carefree jam, “Young, Wild & Free” came at a time in 2011 when we needed to let loose a little. The weed anthem was produced by The Smeezingtons, with Bruno taking lead vocals on the hook. Although he doesn’t appear in the music video, which put Snoop and Wiz back in high school, Bruno is clearly heard on the track, which earned a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song. —Emilee Lindner

5 / 10

Lil Wayne's "Mirror" feat. Bruno Mars

This motivational track, found on Weezy's 2011 Tha Carter IV album, showed that Mars could lend his impassioned voice to various genres. (And it works best in hip-hop, to be honest.) Lil Wayne's vulnerable storytelling combined with Mars' unforgettable chorus—"Mirror on the wall, here we are again / Through my rise and fall / You've been my only friend"—led to a platinum certification by the RIAA. —Bianca Gracie

4 / 10

B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” feat. Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars offered the catchy hook for “Nothin’ On You,” off B.o.B’s debut album. The song was crafted by The Smeezingtons, Mars’ production group, in 2009 and came out a year later. “Nothin’ On You” destroyed radio for months and was nominated for three Grammys, including Record of the Year. Bruno’s impact!—Emilee Lindner

3 / 10

"Liquor Store Blues" feat. Damian Marley

Along with funk, R&B and soul, Bruno Mars also grew up loving reggae music. He showed his appreciation for the genre in the laid-back "Liquor Store Blues." The track, lifted from his 2010 debut Doo-Wops & Hooligans, got the seal of approval from Damian Marley's on-point feature. It's a shame the song didn't peak on the Billboard Hot 100, but let's hope Bruno dabbles in reggae again for his upcoming 24K Magic album.Bianca Gracie

2 / 10

Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” feat. Bruno Mars

2010’s “Billionaire” was written by The Smeezingtons around the same time as B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You.” It is said that the song was inspired by Mars’ dismal finances at the time. Little did he know how much dough this song would rake in: it earned 3 million downloads in the first year. —Emilee Lindner

1 / 10

Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” feat. Bruno Mars

“Uptown Funk”? Never heard of it.

Just kidding! The song has 2 billion listens on YouTube alone, and it’s been played at every wedding since November 2014. By providing the vocals and drum track, Bruno brought the swag and unmatched attitude to Ronson’s retro, brass-led production. After earning three Grammys, including Record of the Year, the song will never be escaped. —Emilee Lindner

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