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Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (Trinidad James Remix)” (Feat. Bruno Mars)

Mark Ronson's stupidly fun Bruno Mars collab "Uptown Funk" has been reigning over the Billboard charts for a while now, and it shows no sign of stepping down anytime soon. The chorus of "Uptown Funk" lifted its "don't believe me just watch" line from Atlanta rapper Trinidad James' 2012 hit "All Gold Everything,"… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 20, 2015

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

"I want you to know that it's our time/ You and me bleed the same light." That intuitive nonsense is the hook from "I Want You To Know," the new single from German-Russian DJ-producer Zedd and Mexican-American singer-actress Selena Gomez. Zedd (born Anton Igorevich Zaslavski) is an ascendant superstar in the vein of Calvin Harri… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2015

Watch Jungle Cover Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”

Jungle appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and delivered an absolutely grooving, full-bodied cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Watch it below; their rendition starts right around the 1:38 mark. More »

By: Caitlin White / March 10, 2015

Kanye West Publicly Apologizes To Beck (And Bruno Mars)

Kanye West has officially told Beck that's he's sorry: "I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I'm sorry Beck," he tweeted earlier today. Does this mean it's over? Please? After Kanye called Beck out on his so-called "artistry" following his win over Beyonce for the Album Of The Year Grammy, he's spent the… More »

By: James Rettig / February 26, 2015

The Week In Pop: The Grand Rehabilitation Of Lady Gaga

Less than a year ago I published a post with the headline Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos. The garish excess of Gaga's performance-art spectacle was typical of the obscene brand-mania that has infected SXSW to its core, but… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell -- for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows -- but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015

Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (Remix)” (Feat. Bruno Mars & Action Bronson)

Mark Ronson's ridiculously fun Bruno Mars collab "Uptown Funk" has been the #1 song in the country for a few weeks, and it's now playing in just about every new movie trailer. Ronson was a guest DJ on Hot 97 in New York this morning, and he took the opportunity to play a new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015

Watch Barack Obama Sing “Uptown Funk” In Latest BaracksDubs

Regardless of what you think of his politics, President Obama is a tremendous public speaker. He maintains his pauses long enough to optimize his word choice and give them maximum emphasis. This makes Obama the ideal candidate for a super-cut -- there's so much space between his words that editing declaratory snippets doesn't sound totally… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 29, 2015

The Week In Pop: Empire, Nashville, & TV’s Music Drama Craze

Rome wasn't built in a day, but Empire's empire might have been. Fox's new drama series about a superstar rapper turned ailing hip-hop mogul debuted to staggering numbers two weeks ago, pulling 9.8 million same-day viewers. The stats have only gone up since, with Empire's next two episodes nabbing 10.3 million and 10.9 million, respectively. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015

The Week In Pop: Where Do Rock Music And Pop Radio Intersect In 2015?

Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they'll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can only dream of. Their stadium anthem "Centuries" was inescapable during ESPN's coverage of the College Football Playoff (the highest-rated event in the history of cable), it's #6 today on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2015

Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Funk Up Ellen‘s Studio Audience

Tom already masterfully described the appeal of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" in today's Album Of The Week column on Ronson's Uptown Special, and James demonstrated that not just anybody can pump that song full of boundless charisma. As if to bring that train of thought home, Ronson, Mars, and their… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2015

Watch Fall Out Boy Try To Cover Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”

I'll always have a bit of a soft spot for Fall Out Boy. Their first few albums came out during my formative years, and I still revisit them from time to time, and would actually stand by Take This To Your Grave and From Under The Cork Tree as pretty good albums. But I'm under… More »

By: James Rettig / January 13, 2015

Album Of The Week: Mark Ronson Uptown Special

There are very few pop stars with backstories as epic and strange as that of Mark Ronson. Where do you start with this guy? Son of a real estate mogul. Stepson of the guitarist from Foreigner. Brother of Samantha Ronson, the DJ who famously dated Lindsay Lohan when she was in her extreme tabloid-bait phase. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2015

The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that there are still many self-satisfied blowhards in the world -- sometimes even in the comments section of this very website! -- who will tell you that every year is a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Sting At Kennedy Center Honors

The 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony aired on television last night, and the musicians recognized were Sting and Al Green. They were both treated to covers of their songs by a cadre of famous musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Bruno Mars. The cast of Sting's musical The Last ShipMore »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014

Gawker Thread Unearths High School Yearbook Photos Of Eddie Vedder, Grimes, Beyoncé, More

A Gawker post yesterday asked readers to post high school yearbook pictures of famous people, and the response unearthed movie stars, politicians, reality TV notables and, most importantly, some music celebs. People who may have sat in the same room as them during biology sophomore year flocked to the comments to post pictures of… More »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014

Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Go All Soul Train On The Voice

The British retro-soul auteur Mark Ronson just scored his first ever #1 single in his native UK thanks to "Uptown Funk," the ridiculously fun Morris Day pastiche that he made with Bruno Mars. (It's #5 over here, too.) Last night, Ronson and Mars and the music video's supporting cast showed up to perform o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2014

Watch Mark Ronson Perform With Bruno Mars & Mystikal On SNL

Mark Ronson was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and he brought out Bruno Mars and Mystikal to perform their respective songs from his upcoming new album, Uptown Special. Mars sang their lead single "Uptown Funk" in his first SNL appearance since 2012 (when he performed "Locked Out Of Heaven," which… More »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014
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