24K Magic chords by Bruno Mars


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24K Magic | Chords + Lyrics

Intro

| Fm9 | Cm7 | Dbmaj7 | Gm7b5 C7#9 |
Tonight, I just want to take you higher.
| Fm9 | Cm7b6 | Dbmaj7 | Gm7b5 Gb7b5 |
Throw your hands up in the sky, let’s set this party off right. 
| Gb7b5 | Gb7b5 |
Players, put your pinky rings up to the 

Chorus 1

| Fm11 | Bbm7 | Fm11 |
moon. Girls, what y’all trying to do? 
| Bbm7 | Fm11 | Bbm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 | Fm11 | Fm11 |
Twenty-four-karat magic in the air. Head to toe so player, look out uh! Pop-pop it’s

Verse 1

| Fm11 | Bbm7 |
showtime (showtime). Showtime (showtime). Guess who’s back again? Brr-a!
| Fm11 | Bbm7 |
Oh, they don’t know? (Go on tell ‘em). Oh, they don’t know? (Go on tell ‘em) I bet they know soon as we walk in (showin’ up).
| Fm11 | Bbm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 |
Wearing Cuban links (ya), designer minks (ya). Inglewood’s finest shoes (whoop, whoop).
| Fm11 | Fm11 |
Don’t look too hard, might hurt yourself. Known to give the color red the blues. Oh.

Bridge 1

| Dbmaj7 Fm | Fm |
Shit, I’m a dangerous man with some money in my pocket (keep up).
| Dbmaj7 Fm | Fm |
So many pretty girls around me and they wakin’ up the rocket (keep up).
| Dbmaj7 Fm | Fm |
Why you mad, fix ya face, ain’t my fault y’all be jocking (keep up).
| Dbmaj7 Fm | Bbm7 Cm7 Dbmaj7 Dbmaj7/Eb |
Players only, come on. Put your pinky rings up to the 

Chorus 2

| Fm11 | Bbm7 | Fm11 |
moon. Girls, what y’all trying to do? 
| Bbm7 | Fm11 | Bbm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 | Fm11 | Fm11 |
Twenty-four-karat magic in the air. Head to toe so player. Look out, uh. Second verse for the

Verse 2

| Fm11 | Bbm7 |
Hustlers (hustlers). Gangsters (gangsters). Bad bitches and ya ugly ass friends (haha).
| Fm11 | Bbm7 |
Can I preach? (uh oh) can I preach? (uh oh) I gotta show ’em how a pimp get it in.
| Fm11 | Bbm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 |
First, take your sip (sip), do your dip (dip). Spend your money like money ain’t shit (whoop, whoop).
| N.C Fm11 | Fm11 |
 We too fresh, got to blame in on Jesus, hashtag blessed, they ain’t ready for me

Bridge 2

| Dbmaj7 Fm | Fm |
Uh, I’m a dangerous man with some money in my pocket (keep up).
| Dbmaj7 Fm | Fm |
So many pretty girls around me and they waking up the rocket (keep up).
| Dbmaj7 Fm | Fm |
Why you mad, fix ya face, ain’t my fault y’all be jocking (keep up).
| Dbmaj7 Fm | Bbm7 Cm7 Dbmaj7 Dbmaj7/Eb |
Players only, come on. Put your pinky rings up to the 

Chorus 3

| Fm11 | Bbm7 | Fm11 |
moon. Hey girls, what y’all trying to do? (What y’all trying to do?)
| Bbm7 | Fm11 | Bbm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 | Fm11 | Fm11 |
Twenty-four-karat magic in the air. Head to toe so player. Look out, uh.

Middle 8

| Fm7 | Bbm7 |
(Oh) Everywhere I go they be like (ooh, so player).
| Fm7 | Bbm7 |
(Oh) Everywhere I go they be like (ooh, so player).
| Fm7 | Bbm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 |
(Oh) Everywhere I go they be like (ooh, so player).
| Fm7 | Fm7 |
(Ooh) Now, now, now, now watch me break it down like.

Breakdown

| N.C Cm Bbm | Bbm |
Uh, Twenty four karat, twenty-four-karat magic. 
| N.C Cm Bbm | Bbm |
What’s that sound (twenty-four-karat, twenty-four-karat magic)
| N.C Cm Bbm | Bbm |
Come on now. Twenty-four-karat, twenty-four-karat magic.
| Dbmaj7 Cm7 | Bbm7 Cm7 Dbmaj7 Dbmaj7/Eb |
Don’t fight the feeling, invite the feeling. Just put your pinky rings up to the 

Chorus 4

| Fm11 | Bbm7 | Fm11 |
moon. Girls, what y’all trying to do? (Tell me what y’all trying to do).
| Bbm7 | Fm11 | Bbm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 | Fm11 |
Twenty-four-karat magic in the air. Head to toe so player (hands up!) 
| Fm7 Ebm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 |
Put your pinky rings up to the 

Chorus 5

| Fm11 | Bbm7 | Fm11 |
moon. Girls, what y’all trying to do? (Do). 
| Bbm7 | Fm11 | Bbm7 Dbmaj7 Cmb6 | Fm11 | Fm11 |
Twenty-four-karat magic in the air. Head to toe so player uh, look out (twenty-four-karat).


24K Magic chords and progressions

Apart from the intro, which is very complicated harmonically and also played in free time, the chords for 24K Magic are actually pretty repetitive.

Mainly moving between Fm11 and Bbm7, what we have here is a VI – II movement (#10 on my top 10 chord progression list)

And even though the chords seem complicated, we are mainly playing in the key of Fm, only the C7#9 is a slightly modified III chord, and the Gb7b5 a very modified bVIIx chord.

Other than those two chords, it’s just a case of big extensions!

After having so many hits, I supposed Bruno knows a thing or two about chords and chord progressions for hits.

If you study 24K Magic’s chords, maybe you’ll learn something too.


Bruno Mars hits

Charismatic and extremely versatile songsmith Bruno Mars released 24K Magic in 2016, as the title track of his third studio album.

By now, Mars was a superstar having hits like Treasure, Uptown Funk, Locked Out Of Heaven, Marry You, and Forget You (Cee Lo Green) firmly establishing him as one of the great contemporary songwriters.

24K Magic was the lead single off the album, which climbed high in the charts, not just in the U.S. and the U.K., but worldwide.

Even though there is an enormous amount of lyrics to memorize, 24K Magic has found its way onto the setlist of many cover bands the world over.

If you want to impress your band members, learn the chords for the intro!


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Bruno Mars

Find out more about Bruno Mars, the man who wrote 24K magic's chords.

The best-selling male artist since 2010, Bruno Mars has a string of hits to his name, as well as being the writer for other famous artists like CeeLo Green.

Bruno’s smash hits include Locked Out Of Heaven, Forget You, Uptown Funk, Leave The Door Open, Treasure, and Marry You.

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