This Country-tinged friendship tune was written by Bruno Mars for his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine of the production team The Smeezingtons. The song was released as a radio single in Australia and New Zealand, peaking at #19 and #13 respectively. It also reached the Top Ten on the Austrian, Portuguese and Spanish singles charts.
This song was used in a commercial for the Hyundai Genesis that aired during the 2014 Super Bowl. Bruno Mars was the featured performer at halftime of the game, in which the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8.
The song also appeared in an advertisement for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Mars contributed the tune to the Songs for the Philippines album, which was a fundraising compilation to help the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan.
The song was covered by British child singer Connie Talbot for her 2012 Beautiful World album.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."