Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Bruno says that one song on the new record, "Money Make Her Smile," was specifically written "to be a strip club anthem." Unsurprisingly, the inspiration for the track was a visit to just such a club. As Bruno tells Rolling Stone, he and his producer went to a strip club in Paris after a show, and when the promoter saw him, he got on the mic and announced, "We have a special guest: Bruno Mars!" Then, Bruno says, things got embarrassing.
"They played 'Just the Way You Are,'" Bruno recalls. "That's the worst song to hear in that environment, so I resolved to write a good one." His producer, Diplo, adds, "He wanted to have something for the club, that has some noise on it and an 'I don't give a [bleep]' feel.'"
Unorthodox Jukebox will be out December 11.