Bruno Mars can play, sing and perform just about anything, and he never bores anyone. Why? Because even when he performs his own songs, he finds ways to mix it up. On his second night of performances for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday (Jan. 11), Mars performed his inescapable, ubiquitous hit ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ — and surprised everyone with it.
Instead of the garage, Police-type feel we’re used to hearing on the track, Mars busted out reggae. As a result, the song had less of an urgent and more of an island feel. It sounded similar to his song ‘Show Me,’ another catchy tune from ‘Unorthodox Jukebox.’
Mars, rocking a conductor-style cap, brown leather jacket and aviator shades, also performed his retro-style jam ‘Treasure.’ He even broke away from his guitar and mic stand to dance! The dude is smooth.
On Thursday night (Jan. 10), Mars performed ‘When I Was Your Man,’ a ballad, so it was smart of him to mix it up and get moving for his Friday night jaunt.
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Watch Bruno Mars Perform ‘Treasure’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’