Hitmakers: Mark Ronson on Uptown Funk

Ben Homewood

When it comes to modern hitmaking, it doesn’t get much bigger than Uptown Funk, the three million-selling No.1 smash by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Here, Ronson tells the story of the song that will never die...

Uptown Funk was written over the course of seven months. It was a labour of love, but it was also a bit like, ‘Fuck, is this song ever going to get finished?’.

No one wanted to hear about it anymore. I’d ...

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