Monday, May 4, 2015

Music Video Monday: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Today's Music Video Monday also happens to be one of the biggest hits of the decade. 

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In the six months since "Uptown Funk" was released by British mega-producer Mark Ronson and Hawaiian sensation Bruno Mars, it has spent 14 weeks as number one on the American Billboard sales charts, 7 weeks atop the British charts, has set records for the number of streams in a week, and has won Single Of The Year at the Brit Awards. It's one of those seemingly rare moments when market success and artistic success converge. You can read all about its recording at Royal Studios with Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell in this Flyer story from February. The video is simple, energetic, and awesome. 



It was also the first song recorded in Memphis to hit number one since Memphis disc jockey Rick Dees' novelty record "Disco Duck" topped the charts for one week in October, 1976. So as an added Music Video Monday bonus, here's Dees and Duck live on The Midnight Special


If you want to see your video featured on Music Video Monday, email cmccoy@memphisflyer.com. 

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