Tuned In: Bruno Mars Hosted, Performed and Debuted A New Song On Saturday Night Live

by (@zaragolden)

Bruno Mars┬áput in extra-overtime on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, hosting and performing. Mars isn’t the first to pull this double dutyTaylor Swift, Mick Jagger and Justin Timberlake, in most recent memory — but he may have been the first to host, perform and to still have the energy to debut a brand new song all in the same episode. How’s that for efficiency?

The new Unorthodox Jukebox cut Mars performed is called “Young Wild Girls,” an emotional ballad about the bad girls that Mars just can’t quit. “Oh you young wild girls, you make a mess of me,” goes the hook. And then when the camera gets close, you can see the strain of the veins in his neck and the sweat beginning to bead on his forehead because this love for these young wild girls is nothing short of dire: “Yeah you young wild girls, you’ll be the death of me.”

He also performed his Police-cribing “Locked Out of Heaven.” We have been jamming to this since first listen, but to see him perform it live and with his backing band bouncing behind him takes it to a whole new place energy-wise. And that Tom Hanks, still hanging around after his skit, introduced the performance is just the cherry on top.

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