#ThrowbackTunesday: Episode 20

We’re in the twenties with these #ThrowbackTunesday blogs now? Blimey. Hello all. As always before we look at this week’s featured song, we present our playlist of five UK chart hits from five points in the last 25 years…

  • 1993: Snap – Do You See The Light?
  • 1998: Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
  • 2003: Evanescence – Bring Me To Life
  • 2008: Sara Bareilles – Love Song
  • 2013: Bruno Mars – Treasure

And our favourite song from this week’s #ThrowbackTunesday playlist is…

  • ARTIST: Bruno Mars
  • SONG: Treasure
  • ALBUM: Unorthodox Jukebox

Well, after three straight weeks of 1998 centred songs, it was only right we leapt into more recent territory for the blog this week. And it’s thus back a whole five years ago to 2013 for this week’s blog and featured song.

Back in a time before he wore socks with flip flops, and when his songs didn’t all sound like ‘Uptown Funk’ but worse, and when he generally wasn’t acting like a complete tool, Bruno Mars had just launched his chart topping second album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’.

Worries that it would prove difficult to follow – after all, his debut album ‘Doo Wop and Hooligans’ had spun off three consecutive UK number one hits and sold over a million copies – were quickly alleviated when the likes of ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ and ‘When I Was Your Man’ continued his success.

‘Treasure’ was the third single from the album, and had already been charting for a few weeks before it came to rest at its peak position of #12 here in the UK five years to the week. Interestingly, despite the single never reaching the top 10, it’s one of Bruno’s most popular releases here, having shifted over 400,000 copies. If you need a reminder of when he used to be good, you need to get your ears around this again.

Check out the full playlist here, and let us know what your favourite hit from the past is this week on our Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackTunesday!

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