Music Friday: Halftime Sensation Bruno Mars Sings About His ‘Golden Star’ in the 2013 International Hit, ‘Treasure’

Bruno Mars’ electrifying Halftime Show during Sunday’s Super Bowl drew 115 million viewers, the largest TV audience in the history of the game. The hottest number in his 12-minute set was the funky disco-inspired “Treasure,” a song about the love of his life — his “golden star.”

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The precious metal reference qualifies the 28-year-old Grammy winner and his song to be the subjects of our regular Music Friday feature.

In the key reprise, Mars sings, “Treasure, that is what you are 
/ Honey, you’re my golden star 
/ You know you can make my wish come true 
/ If you let me treasure you.”

In describing the origins of the tune, “Treasure” co-writer Philip Lawrence told American Songwriter magazine, “It’s the kind of song where the whole band can get up and jam and have this Earth, Wind and Fire kind of moment.”

That energy was front and center at the Halftime Show, where Mars and his band delivered a rousing performance, complete with synchronized foot slides.

Released in 2013 as the third single off his Unorthodox Jukebox album, “Treasure” was a huge commercial success as it charted in 27 countries, including the #5 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

The super halftime performance also helped to rocket 12 of Mars’ songs onto the iTunes Top Songs list. Among them was “Treasure” at #13.

See Mars and his group having an Earth, Wind and Fire moment while performing “Treasure” live on NBC’s hit singing competition show, The Voice. The video is at the end of this post and the lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

“Treasure”
Written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Phredley Brown. Performed by Bruno Mars.

Give me your, give me your, give me your attention, baby
I gotta tell you a little something about yourself
You’re wonderful, flawless, ooh, you’re a sexy lady
But you walk around here like you wanna be someone else

(Oh whoa-oh-oh)
I know that you don’t know it, but you’re fine, so fine (fine, so fine)
(Oh whoa-oh-oh)
Oh girl, I’m gonna show you when you’re mine, oh mine (mine, oh mine)

Treasure, that is what you are
Honey, you’re my golden star
You know you can make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you
If you let me treasure you

(Whoa-oh-oh-h-h-h)

Pretty girl, pretty girl, pretty girl, you should be smiling
A girl like you should never look so blue
You’re everything I see in my dreams
I wouldn’t say that to you if it wasn’t true

(Oh whoa-oh-oh)
I know that you don’t know it, but you’re fine, so fine (fine, so fine)
(Oh whoa-oh-oh)
Oh girl, I’m gonna show you when you’re mine, oh mine (mine, oh mine)

Treasure, that is what you are
Honey, you’re my golden star
You know you can make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you
If you let me treasure you

(Whoa-oh-oh-h-h-h)

You are my treasure, you are my treasure
You are my treasure, yeah, you, you, you, you are
You are my treasure, you are my treasure
You are my treasure, yeah, you, you, you, you are

Treasure, that is what you are
Honey you’re my golden star
You know you could make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you
If you let me treasure you

(Whoa-oh-oh-h-h-h)

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