Bruno Mars And Mark Ronson No. 1 On Music Charts With ‘Uptown Funk’

Bruno Mars performance on British producer Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” single delivers the funk, and the fans are loving it. To date, the single is now No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 Song chart and bumped Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” to the No. 2 spot.

Official Charts Company reports the single kept the No. 1 spot on the British single charts, too. In Britain, it’s the fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 for the song, which was streamed 2.43 million times in the past week.

Ronson and pop superstar Bruno Mars have a winner, and “Uptown Funk” is reminiscent of the funk songs music groups like the Gap Band and the Time churned out during the 1980s. The song was streamed 10 million times and downloaded 382,000 times this week by U.S. fans and has been on the charts for eight weeks.

This has Mars excited.

He also paid homage to the soul and funk bands that paved the way for the song.

(Check out one of the prominent funk bands of the 1980s below.)

Ronson has worked with Mars before and has also worked with Christina Aguilera and the late Amy Winehouse, among others. He produced Winehouse’s “Rehab” in 2007 (peaked at No. 9) and wrote Aguilera’s “Hurt” (peaked at No. 19) in 2006.

Ronson is also thrilled with No. 1 status.

“It’s definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done, and I know that it’s one of Bruno’s favorite things that he’s ever done, as well.”

This is Mars sixth Hot 100 No. 1 and his second as a featured artist. His first was on B.O.B.’s “Nothin’ on You.”

Ronson’s Uptown Special album will be released on Jan. 13 and will feature Stevie Wonder, who contributed to “Uptown’s First Finale” and “Crack in the Pearl, Pt. II.”

Word is out that Mars is working on a new album, too, and the goods are being closely guarded, according to a Media Mass source.

“He’s got security on the doors to ensure no one hears a whisper.”

Reportedly, Bruno Mars is also planning an end-of-the-year worldwide tour for 2016.

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