Over the last few years, I have posted on some favorite music videos (see January 5, 2014); those that have interesting “follow up” (like Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” girls on November 29, 2015); and the record-setter — Psy’s “Gangnam Style” — with 2.6 billion views (see March 5, 2015).
The third most popular music video in the world (1.7 billion views) is one that everyone has heard (especially if you watched this year’s Super Bowl halftime show). “Uptown Funk” is a superb choreography and bold music offering. The song was recorded by British producer Mark Ronson with vocals by Bruno Mars – an American. Released in November 2014, the song soared to the top of the charts — where it remained for many weeks. While Bruno Mars does the vocals in the video, watch for Mark Ronson’s cameos. The song has been a global sensation – winning the 2015 Grammy Award for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”
The music is creative and is influenced by the sounds of Prince, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It makes me want to get the old group back together (Donna is not keen on that idea). As the oft-repeated refrain goes – Don’t believe me just watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0