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Year’s Best: OKP’s Top 14 Music Videos Of 2014

Year’s Best: OKP’s Top 14 Music Videos Of 2014

Year's Best: OKP's Top 14 Music Videos Of 2014

6. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” [dir. Cameron Duddy]

Mark Ronson‘s comeback record was one that caught on with the fury of a thousand Morris Days, channelling The Time‘s sophisticated strut so intensely that if one were to close their eyes, they could almost smell the polish from all of the Stacy Adams’ leather and gator skins. Dynamite do-it-all Bruno Mars provides a perfect compliment to The Walk-invoking groove, which is not to say that “Uptown Funk” lives and dies by the charisma of Mars & Ronson  (all of which will be prominently featured on the just-dropped Uptown Special LP.) The charm that really sells this thing (on top of the fact that it’ll have you looking over your shoulder for Jerome to pop up with a gold-laced mirror) is the insta-swag injection you get everytime those horns ring and the band starts to holler. It’s like they’re chanting for you and you alone and as we know by now everybody with a device to play it on catches that wind. The clip manages to culminate all of that energy into a throwback aesthetic that’s as fun -if not more- than the track itself. Whether in the salon with the rollers, cat-calling with the fellas or cruising on top of the white-out stretch, everything about this video bleeds sweet, sweet nostalgia. The strut is real with this one, folks. – Z0

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