It has been announced that Mark Ronson single ‘Uptown Funk’ has become the fifth biggest-selling single in UK chart history.
The song, released in November 2014 and featuring Bruno Mars, has sold more than two million copies, surpassing the overall sales of Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1977 single ‘Mull of Kintyre’.
‘Uptown Funk’ is still trailing Pharrell Williams‘ ‘Happy’, which is the fourth biggest-selling single of all-time in the UK.
Watch the video for ‘Uptown Funk’ below.
Meanwhile, a change was recently made to the credits of ‘Uptown Funk’ seeing the writers of The Gap Band’s 1979 number ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’ included as co-writers of the hit.
Group members Ronnie Wilson, Charles Wilson and Robert Wilson, as well as record producer Lonnie Simmons and Rudolph Taylor, have been added to the song’s listed writers.
They join Ronson, singer Bruno Mars, and producers Jeff Bhasker and Philip Lawrence, as well as Nicholas Williams (aka Trinidad James) and Devon Gallaspy, who both received credits for the use of a sample of James’s ‘All Gold Everything’.
The change follows a series of high-profile legal wrangles over songwriting credits. Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay nearly $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s family in March after a jury determined their 2013 hit ‘Blurred Lines’ copied elements of the R&B icon’s 1977 single ‘Got To Give It Up’.