A version of the song ripped from radio was circulating earlier this year but the full HQ version of the track is now online, with fans who pre-order Ronson’s new album ‘Uptown Special’ able to download the track immediately.
‘Uptown Special’, which has been inspired by the New York hip-hop scene of the ’90s, is due for release January 19 via Columbia Records. Written and produced with Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Drake, Alicia Keys) over 18 months in London, Memphis, LA and New York City, it is Ronson’s fourth studio album and his first release since 2010’s ‘Record Collection’.
The album’s’ first single, ‘Uptown Funk’, topped the UK charts earlier this year, becoming Mark Ronson’s first ever UK Number One.
However, the song missed out on the Christmas Number One spot this year, with Ronson losing to X Factor winner Ben Haenow.
Ronson told NME that he would have fely “guilty” if he were to be Number One this Christmas and that he wishes “he had enough time to make a Christmas version of his single”.