Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars [music]
“Uptown Funk” is a song recorded by English producer Mark Ronson, with guest vocals by American recording artist Bruno Mars, for Ronson’s fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015).
Co-directed by Mars and Cameron Duddy (Grouplove, Rixton, One Republic and Mars’ Gorilla) the video was launched on YouTube on 19 November and subsequently racked up viewers in the millions. Thanks to its super-slick, Jackson-like group choreography, glossy production and retro styling, it is an excellent accompaniment to the song – and is probably ripe for a Saturday Night Live parody.
When you’ve spent the majority of 2014 watching one man stand relatively still, occasionally with an acoustic guitar, the return of jazz-hand showmanship is very much welcome.