On April 3, 2014, Mars performed the song live on. The song was written by Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Andrew Wyatt, while production was handled by The Smeezingtons. The duo scored their first number one hit in 2009, when they co-authored Flo Rida's international smash Right Round. He was the fastest solo male vocalist to collect five chart-toppers since Elvis Presley, needing just three years, two months and one week between the debut of his collaboration with B. Melissa Maerz of Entertainment Weekly was positive, writing that Old-school charm still gets Mars the furthest, and the best thing here is the classic torch song 'When I Was Your Man', which finds him at the piano listing all the ways he wronged an ex. Robert Copsey of said that Mars lists everything he should have done for the one he loved before she broke up with him. Although it's not quite an -esque powerhouse, 'When I Was Your Man' smartly allows Mars to momentarily remove his fedora and bare his soul.
It has also sold over one million downloads in the United States as of February 27, 2013. This song is about a special woman that I let slip away at one time. When I Was Your Man received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who generally praised Mars' vocal prowess; calling it a vulnerable and emotional ballad. Later, it jumped to number 21. Soon you guys will hear a song I wrote called When I Was Your Man. It was sung on the show Vivement Dimanche, on April 7, 2013.
And that was probably the most difficult song to write just because you know I'm so naked on that song, out of all the sexual songs I'm singing about, that's the one I'm most vulnerable. It was certified four times platinum by the , indicating shipment of 320,000 copies. It was a fan favorite during 2013 and 2014, when Mars toured on The Moonshine Jungle Tour. Although it's not quite an Alicia Keys-esque powerhouse, 'When I Was Your Man' smartly allows Mars to momentarily remove his fedora and bare his soul. It also became the second number 1 song in the chart's to feature exclusively piano and vocals. An all-around entertainer, he also plays multiple instruments, produces, and choreographs. Later, it was reported by Mars that was scheduled to be the second single from the album.
Mars plays a lonely balladeer who sits in front of a piano donning a pair of sunglasses with a half-empty glass of whiskey, the video is based on 70s vibe and retro effects. When I Was Your Man was the worlds eighth best selling digital single of 2013, with sales of 8. Billboard Hot 100, in its 16th week after being discounted to 69 cents on the iTunes music store, making it Mars' slowest-peaking single. Sandy Cohen of Huffington Post wrote that Mars is at his best on the bare piano ballad 'When I Was Your Man'. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. Critics resoundingly complimented the simplicity of the video's production.
It was also featured as a top 10 act in various countries, such as Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Korea, Ireland. Archived from on December 15, 2015. Jon Caramanica of New York Times commented that The piano tells it all on this song, which is one of the most certain on the album. B,, and this song's arrival at the summit. At edition number 56 of the Grammy Awards, it received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.
He penned the song with Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt. It was also featured as a top 10 act in various countries, such as Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Korea, Ireland. It was mastered by David Kutch at The Mastering Place. The lyrics find Mars regretful of not giving attention to his ex, as he should have bought her flowers and treated her better, as he reflects on their past relationship wishing for her new man to treat her better. So far has peaked at number 7.
We always wanted to find a stripped down song like that, which is how that song came to be. Everyone makes mistakes, he added. Andrew Chan of gave a mixed review for the song, writing that his melody and lyrics end up sounding as slight as they did before— an embarrassment for an artist who's staked so much of his image on sturdy, old-fashioned songcraft. Chart performance Following the release of When I Was Your Man on iTunes, the song debuted at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He eventually met songwriter Phillip Lawrence, who convinced Mars to try his hand at writing songs for other artists. The performance had Mars with piano accompaniment. In the United Kingdom, the song has so far peaked at number 7.
Later, it re-entered at number 48. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. Andrew Chan of Slant Magazine gave a mixed review for the song, writing that his melody and lyrics end up sounding as slight as they did before— an embarrassment for an artist who's staked so much of his image on sturdy, old-fashioned songcraft. When I Was Your Man was performed at after an interview, on March 3, 2013. While working on the album, Mars wrote the song with Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt.