You’re likely hearing Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ultra-catchy hit “Uptown Funk” everywhere you go these days, but the track sounds remarkably less catchy and funky when you remove one key element: the music.
The same YouTube channel that stripped the music from Pharrell’s “Happy” — which produced fascinating, eerie results — is back with this latest experiment. House of Halo took “Uptown Funk” and edited out (mostly) everything except the vocals. The video becomes very uncomfortable to watch, because it’s just Bruno Mars and friends strutting around and getting their shoes shined in silence.
So this settles it. Let’s please keep the music in our pop songs. Thanks.