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“Treasure” is a song by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. The song was written by Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, and Phredley Brown, while production was handled by the former three as members of The Smeezingtons. It was released as the third single from his second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox, on May 10, 2013.
“Treasure” is a disco song, with funk, post-disco and R&B elements. The song serves as one of Mars’ famous love songs, considering his woman as a ‘treasure’ and that she is his golden star. The song received widespread media reception for its “funky” vibe, that a few artists could bring back in a modern way, with Daft Punk cited as one of them. “Treasure” was a commercial success, charting inside the top 10 in more than 12 countries all over the world.
“Treasure” was written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Phredley Brown, while production was handled by the latter three production-team The Smeezingtons. The chord progression of [Ab, Fm, Gm, Cm] repeats throughout the song, changing only to end phrases on Bb7, a deceptive cadence. Mars’s vocals range from the low note of Bb3 to the high note of C5. The song is notably similar to French electronic artist Breakbot’s song “Baby I’m Yours”, released on Ed Banger Records. Mars has said the song was inspired by Breakbot’s 2010 track. Ed Banger owner Busy P responded in a Reddit AMA to questions about the song saying they considered it a compliment.