Bruno Mars may be a talented singer/songwriter, but the imagery his words invoke is on par with any visual artist. Such is the case with his single "Gorilla," a passionately-delivered song about aggressive, hair-grabbing, neighbor-offending sex. If you're wondering what gorillas have to do with all of that, Bruno Mars compares his lovemaking encounter to that of their mating. Those are some visceral visuals, and it almost feels like you are eavesdropping on a phone sex conversation set to a pulsing bassline and gritty guitar riffs. You feel like you shouldn't be listening to something so intimate, and yet, you can't seem to pull yourself away. Well played, Bruno Mars. Well played.
Stream "Gorilla" here and practice your most brutish primate chest thump in time with the song. Bruno Mars gave a hell of a performance of "Gorilla" at this year's MTV Video Music Awards - if you missed it, you can witness the laser light show spectacle in the video below.
Written by Stephanie Vaughn