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Bruno Mars And Mark Ronson Bring Back 80s Groove with ‘Uptown Funk’; Perform On SNL

British producer Mark Ronson spent the last year secretly working on his latest solo album and “Uptown Funk” is the lead single from his fourth studio album Uptown Special (2015).

The song is a actually a Mark Ronson song featuring Bruno Mars (though Mars does receive songwriting credit). Ronson, the one-time Amy Winehouse producer, has a long-time working relationship with Bruno Mars and produced Mars’ #1 single “Locked Out Of Heaven.”

Mars & Ronson

Ronson & Mars

“Uptown Funk” entered The Billboard top 20 and the song has been getting plenty of attention – Adam Levine even had one of his team members perform the song on The Voice and Ronson/Mars killed it on SNL a couple weeks back.


“Uptown Funk” draws heavily on the 80s era funk and style – think Paula Abdul, Arsenio Hall and The Fly Girls. This is a big departure musically and stylistically from “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which had more a rock/new wave feel and could have even been mistaken for a Police song (Sting performed the song with Mars at The Grammy’s in 2013.

Either way, the song is a party and we’re looking forward to more Ronson-Mars collaborations.

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