When I Was Your Man free piano sheet music by Bruno Mars
About the song
"When I Was Your Man" is a song by pop artist Bruno Mars, featured as a single for the artist’s album number two, titled "Unorthodox Jukebox".
It was a song recorded in the year 2011, but released by the label Atlantic Records only in January, 2013.
It was made available both on CD and as a digital download. As promo, it was single number three, but officially it was the second single from the album. It was written by the singer alongside Ari Levine and Philip Lawrence and produced by The Smeezingtons.
The single is a pop ballad with a beautiful piano instrumental. The lyrics are emotional, expressing heartache over a lost love. "When I Was Your Man" was received well by the critics, with great positivity towards the vocal skills and emotion from the singer. In 2013, at the Premios Juventud, the song was awarded the "Favorite Hit" award.
At edition number 56 of the Grammy Awards, it received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Chart wise, the song performed extremely well, hitting the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. 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. As a digital download, it was the best-seller from the year 2013, as far as singles go.
It has sold over 8 million times, being one of the best ever internationally.
A music video for "When I Was Your Man" was soon on air, showing the singer as a loner playing the piano while drinking, probably regretting the choices that led to the breakup from his lover. With a simple video production led by director Cameron Duddy, the video was highly praised and appreciated. Cover versions for the single didn’t cease to appear, several musicians doing their own versions.
First Rascal Flatts covered the song, then Sam Smith. Mike Ward even made a studio rendition of the song, which got up to rank 60 on the UK Singles Charts.
"When I Was Your Man" was used as the soundtrack theme for a TV show in Brazil called "Amor a Vida".
It was a fan favorite during 2013 and 2014, when Mars toured on The Moonshine Jungle Tour. It’s had great commercial success worldwide, getting certified four times Platinum in Australia, Canada and the US, as well as double Platinum in Mexico, New Zealand and Denmark.
|Released:||January 15, 2013|
|Writers:||Philip Lawrence, Mars, Andrew Wyatt, Ari Levine|