Uptown Funk

Mark Ronson

featuring Bruno Mars

Uptown Special

November 10th, 2014

This funk throwback could easily be the jam of the decade. With a brassy horn section leading the way, the infectious beat and Bruno Mars' raspy, sharp vocal stylings are all about feeling yourself in the first few hours of Saturday night. This is the song you put on when you and your pals are rolling up to the party; a proud declaration that y'all are so hot, you could set a room on fire. If anyone doesn't believe you, tell them to just watch. Then turn up the volume.

Did you know?

  • “Uptown Funk!” is the first song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to reach the top 10 with a title that features the word “funk” (and not a variation thereof).
  • The song marks the fifth time Bruno Mars hit the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist, and was the 12th time overall that he's been at the top of the charts.
  • Members of funk outfit The Gap Band were given writing credit and 17% of publishing royalties following a copyright infringement settlement, wherein it was alleged that “Uptown Funk!” had borrowed heavily from The Gap Band's 1979 song “Oops Upside Your Head.”
  • “Uptown Funk!” was Mark Ronson's first single as either a producer or artist to reach no. 1 on the UK charts; it was also the first song in the history of the chart to be streamed over two million times in one week.
  • A bulk of the lyrics were written by Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Michael Chabon.