777

Album: An Evening with Silk Sonic (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • 777 is widely held to be a lucky number, going back to the Christian tradition of 7 being a holy number; 777 represents the threefold perfection of the Trinity. In America, slot machines use the number combination to signify a winning spin and to encourage the player to feel lucky while gambling. This heavy funk track is about gambling and partying in Las Vegas and hoping they win big.
  • Silk Sonic's Bruno Mars spends a lot of time in Vegas. He's been a resident performer there since 2013, and the video for "24K Magic" has a Vegas theme. Mars and his Silk Sonic partner Anderson. Paak kicked off a residency at the Park MGM in Vegas on February 25, 2022.
  • Silk Sonic recorded "777" for An Evening with Silk Sonic. They hit the jackpot with the album reaching #2 on the Billboard 200 and featuring on many publication's year-end best-of lists. It also spawned a #1 single, "Leave The Door Open."
  • "777" appeared in a commercial for AirPods shortly after the release of An Evening with Silk Sonic.
  • Mars and Paak performed this song to open the Grammy Awards in 2022. The ode to gambling in Sin City was an apt choice for the ceremony's venue - the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Later, Silk Sonic were on the podium accepting the awards for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "Leave the Door Open."
  • Not everyone sees 777 as a number to celebrate. In the Danizg song "777", it represents armageddon, a kind of follow-up to 666, the biblical "number of the beast."

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