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"Treasure" (CD Single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Treasure" is a fun and funky single from Bruno Mars' album Unorthodox Jukebox. While the explicit version of the song and music video do feature one use of the f-word, the clean version and the rest of the song have no iffy language. And since it has no references to drugs or alcohol, violence, or sex, the track is fine for older tweens and up.
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What's the story?
"TREASURE," the third single from Bruno Mars' album Unorthodox Jukebox, is a retro tribute to disco and his lady love. Upbeat and funky, this single, and the cheesy (but fun!) music video show Mars pouring on the appreciation for his "treasure." Parents will love the '70s- and '80s-style effects in the video.
Is it any good?
After not showing enough appreciation for his girl in "When I Was Your Man," Mars is laying it on thick with "Treasure." But while the lyrics are a little cloying, it's impossible not to get up and dance to this disco-inspired track. And you can't help but laugh through the montage of dated video effects in the hilarious music video. Mars and team obviously had a blast making it and their enthusiasm is infectious. This is definitely a feel-good track that fans of Michael Jackson should love.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about Mars' influences. How was this song influenced by Michael Jackson? What other influences do you hear in his other music?
Do you think the intro to the song with profanity was necessary? Do you think it adds anything to the track?
What do you think of the music video? Why do you think Mars chooses to make his videos look like they were filmed in other eras?