Bruno Mars is a legendary and talented artist and one of the most successful musicians of his generation. He has sold more than 130 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling artists of all time. When it comes to accolades and honors, Bruno has won 11 Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, three Brit Awards, 10 Soul Train Awards, and has broken three Guinness World Records. In 2011, Time Magazine named Bruno one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Forbes Magazine listed him in their “30 under 30” list in 2013. With all of this success, one of Bruno Mars’ most successful songs will always be “Uptown Funk.”
“Uptown Funk” was written by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson from Ronson’s fourth studio album, which featured Bruno. Released as the album’s lead single in 2014, the song began during a freestyle studio session where the group worked on a jam Bruno and his band had been playing on tour. “Uptown Funk” topped the charts in 19 countries, and also reached the top 10 of 15 countries, and this makes it both Bruno’s and Mark Ronson’s most successful single to date. In the U.S., the song stayed in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list for 14 weeks and then spent seven weeks in the number one slot in the U.K. on their singles chart.
“Uptown Funk” was certified 11 times platinum by the RIAA and four times platinum by the BPI, the British Phonographic Industry. It also broke the streaming record in the U.S. and worldwide. For the video, Bruno and director Cameron Duddy shot it showing Bruno, Monson, and The HOoligans walking, singing, and dancing on a city street. It’s so popular that as of March 2020, the video for “Uptown Funk” is the sixth most viewed video of all time on YouTube and has had more than 3.8 billion views. The song has been performed on TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” and at the Super Bowl halftime show.
Below, Bruno, Mark Ronson, and his group recreate this epic video on the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with some help from the audience. Enjoy this epic recreation of an iconic video.