CeeLo Green says “Forget You” | The Song – Recorded Live @TGL Farms

The track was written to piss off the labels, but became one of his biggest hits

After taking off with Gnarls Barkley, CeeLo Green got picked up as a solo artist. For his solo debut album, Lady Killer, he got to collaborate with Bruno Mars, which was the first time he worked with another songwriter. During their first meeting, CeeLo felt so awkward and uncomfortable at the studio, he excused himself for the bathroom and never came back. Eventually, the two became friends and workshopped lyrics to create the mega-hit “Forget You”. The inspiration behind the track was initially to “piss off” the record label. Green thought it was awful, the label would hate it, he would be dropped, and he could be independent again. Contrary to what he thought, they loved the track and it went on to top the charts and became the song was the best-selling song in the USA of 2011. Check out his performance of the song above & don’t miss the full story behind this hit plus the rest of his catalog on The Song – Recorded Live @TGL Farms Thursday, July 16th at 8:30/7:30c!

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