Singer Bruno Mars was so embarrassed to hear his romantic hit Just 'The Way You Are' playing in a French exotic dance club, he resolved to write a new anthem perfect for strippers.
The Grammy winner was left red-faced after his super-sweet track began blaring while he was partying with his entourage at an adult venue in Paris.
Mars admits the incident inspired him to try out a more club-friendly sound using rave sirens - and the result was new song, in collaboration with DJ Diplo, 'Money Make Her Smile', about a gold-digger.
He tells Rolling Stone, "That's the wild card. Diplo has all the sounds in his computer to make the club go wild. We actually wrote that to be a strip club anthem.
"After a concert in Paris, we went to a strip club; the promoter got on the mic and said, 'We have a special guest, Bruno Mars!' - and then they played 'Just the Way You Are'. That's the worst song to hear in that environment, so I resolved to write a good one."
Diplo adds, "That record, he wanted to have something for the club, that has some noise on it and an 'I don't give a f**k' feel. Still, he writes giant pop songs. Bruno just does things with the songwriting I could never do - I've never spent so much time working on a bridge or post-chorus, but that's what you have to do."
'Money Make Her Smile' will feature on Mars' upcoming album 'Unorthodox Jukebox, due out in December.
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