Friday, April 10, 2015

Uptown Funk closing in on US chart record

Mark Ronson’s smash hit, “Uptown Funk”, is closing in on a US chart record.

Billboard reports the song – which features Bruno Mars on vocals – has tied for the second-longest amount of weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

With 14 weeks on top, “Uptown Funk” ties six other songs for second place as it closes in on the chart record of 16 weeks held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 hit, “One Sweet Day.”

“Uptown Funk” appears on Mark Ronson's fourth studio album, “Uptown Special.”

The single has already sold more than 5 million copies in the States alone and more than 1.2 million in the UK. Fans can purchase it from iTunes or from the Amazon link above.

Here's an updated ranking of the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1’s of all-time:

16 wks "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14 (to date), "Uptown Funk!," Ronson feat. Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14 "I Gotta Feeling," the Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14 "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14 "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight," Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14 "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)," Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14 "I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14 "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992

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