Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk brings back the ultimate 70s and 80s funk back to business. This British American number is Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. It was released on November 14, 2014, as a lead single. Uptown Funk was perfectly penned down by Bruno and Mark along with Jeff Bhaskar and Phillips Lawrence. The song has a heavy bass power. It instantly garnered attention and currently has over 4.3 billion views on YouTube. Right after its release, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts for straight 14 weeks. Moreover, its music video is the 7th most video on YT of all time.

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The Song Review

The song is a soulful classic that is high in spirits with the old-era funk. It is just like bringing back the good old times. Still, the song received mixed reviews. Yet, the song left a major impact on pop culture.

The song was the second collaboration between Mark and Bruno after Mark worked on Bruno’s album, Unorthodox Jukebox. Bruno’s vocals in Uptown Funk are very bubbly and light.

On top of that, its music video sparks funky energy in the viewers. Let us learn more about its music video, one of the most successful music videos of all time.

Uptown Funk Music Video gives a Funky Retro Vibe!

If we sum up the video in just two words, that will be “Incredibly Cool”! Everyone in the video is dressed in the 70s and 80s clothing to resonate with the retro theme. The video features Mars, Ronson, and the Hooligans. All these people are seen singing the song. Simultaneously, they are dancing and walking in the streets. The video was shot at the “20th Century Fox Studios” in the New York Street Backlot, Los Angeles. During the video, we mostly see Bruno Mars vibing to the theme while dancing and singing. Mark Ronson and the Hooligans are seen lingering in the video.

The video induces very moving and goofy energy. Moreover, the choreography made it an original classic. The Guardian wrote about the video, “super click, Jackson like group choreographed, glossy production, and retro styling.”

Now, let us talk about Uptown Funk’s killing music and lyrics.

Uptown Funk Music & Lyrics

There is something very positive about the music of Uptown Funk. It is very active and joyous. It has a very light EDM feel in it. Moreover, the music is an amalgamation of soul, disco-pop, funky pop with a touch of the Minneapolis soundtrack.

This combination makes it a perfect song for some funky fun. For many, the music might also add some nostalgia for the good old times of the 70s and 80s. This can be a factor that led to its commercial success.

Now, let us talk a bit about the lyrics. If we see it, the lyrics do not tell a story. However, the lyrics strike more sense if we look at them individually. In fact, most of the lyrics are there just to fit and sit aptly on the music.

The lyrics are not that meaningful. This is because the song is effectually instrumental. Such numbers are only aimed at energizing people and adding the fun element. So, if you are feeling low, you know which song you need to hear to cheer yourself up. In addition, you can dance to Uptown Funk.

There is a particular term used in the lyrics that is “Funk you up.” There is primarily has a connotation that music is going to attack you. We can also draw the meaning that this music will cheer you up.

Well, if ever you are feeling low, funk yourself up!

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
Uptown Funk is a song by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars that was released in November of 2014 and then on the 2015 album Uptown Special. It became a major hit very quickly. Download it now.
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