Friday, July 3, 2015

"Uptown Funk!" by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson

The song "Uptown Funk!" by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson has been the hottest song in the world over the last several months.  We received a question if the song would make The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era* that we are currently presenting. 

At the time we began the special, May 21, the song had peaked at #1 for 14 weeks and was on its way down.  While the single has sold over six million copies in the U.S., the competition for the song is too weak, the album sales too low, and the song is too new to accumulate the airplay necessary to break into the elite list.

However, the song is still in the Top 10 six weeks later, and continues to accumulate chart points and sell records.  Still, it would take considerable album sales, airplay, and a host of major awards for the song to make up for its lack of quality competition that other Top 500 Songs* have.  Keep in mind that it has been four years since anyone recorded a song that made the Top 500*.

We will continue to input data that comes in, as we always do.  We hope to publish our database in book form, which will consist of The Top 5000 Songs of the Rock Era*, and "Uptown Funk!" is currently right outside The Top 1000*.

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