Uptown Funk gonna give it to ya! And by "it" we mean a sizable royalty check!
With 575 million YouTube hits and 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Uptown Funk was a massive hit for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.
Oh, and four other people too.
[ Video: This Harry Potter Uptown Funk Parody Is Full Of Dark Magic And Fresh Beats! ]
The song originally had six credited songwriters — Mark, Bruno, Bruno's partner Phillip Lawrence, producer Devon Gallaspy (for the All Gold Everything excerpts) along with Trinidad James, and co-producer Jeffrey Bhasker.
But now, thanks to a new legal settlement, the megahit is being credited to five more writers!
After a claim that part of the song sounded similar to
Hoda Kotb funked up Michael Strahan real good this week when the two faced off on Lip Sync Battle!
The Today host channeled her inner Bruno Mars to ensure her victory battling against the Live! with Kelly and Michael host.
Kotb's first booty-popping performance of the night was to Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back — and she knew every word!
But the 50-year-old really brought down the house with Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, complete with an ensemble of backup dancers as she danced in a fedora and blazer!
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Strahan gave a valiant effort in his performance of Fergie's London Bridge and the Bell Biv Devoe hit Poison, but the ex-NFL player just didn't want it as bad as his opponent.
Kotb took home the win, which we're sure will be a good excuse for her and co-star Kathie Lee Gifford to celebrate with some wine!
Ch-ch-check out the videos (below) to see clips of their performances!
NBC is doing it again!
Peter Pan Live!'s numbers may have been somewhat disappointing in comparison to The Sound Of Music, but they were still impressive for a live show.
So the network is putting together another live Broadway show! And this time — you voted for it — they're getting more ethnically diverse with an adaptation of The Wiz!
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Partnering with Cirque Du Soleil to help bring the magic of Oz to life without the help of visual FX, NBC hopes this will be the best live show yet!
But it'll only work if they get the right cast! And since many fans remember Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in these roles from the big screen, they're going to have their work cut out for them!
But if it were up to us, here's who would be easing on down the road:
We thought we'd already seen the best parodies of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' hit Uptown Funk. But this one is just MAGIC!
[ Video: This Family Guy Cover Of Uptown Funk Is Freakin' Sweet! ]
Because they replace Bruno with He Who Must Not Be Named, singing all about taking down Harry Potter!
They even mixed in a little of the John Williams score! 50 points to House Slytherin!
Ch-ch-check out Dark Lord Funk (below)!
How could Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' hit Uptown Funk get any better? It could get covered by cartoons!
[ Video: Uptown Funk Gets Remixed Senior Citizen Style! ]
YouTube talent Mikey Bolts puts his impressions of various characters from Family Guy, American Dad, and King Of The Hill to good use with this insane remix!
And he performs the whole thing in one take!
Just watch (below)!