I couldn’t help publishing this great success in my blog. And really worth, because Billionaire sold 3 million digital copies to July 2011. For Bruno Mars, this was his third three-million success.
The lyrics were inspired in a trip Bruno Mars made to London. His record label gave him £240 for spending in 11 days, which proved to be not enough. So he thought… “What am I going to do here! I wanna be a billionaire, so freakin’ bad… “. When he showed it to Travis, he thought… “OK we’re in the wake of a recession… wouldn’t this be a superficial lyrics?” Finally they didn’t care much and recorded.
If you analyze the music, you’ll find it’s the same musical structure as Sublime’s success Santeria.
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- Bruno Mars – Treasure (Cash Cash + Audien Remixes) [Preview] (dancingastronaut.com)
- Farrah Abraham Wants Bruno Mars to Know He Put Her in a Good Mood (celebs.gather.com)