Why Is Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk!” No. 1?

Maybe it’s the exclamation point! I’m talking about the official, fully punctuated title of “Uptown Funk!” That’s the spirited new No. 1 song in America, according to Billboard’s flagship Hot 100 pop chart. The jamming, horn-inflected single is indeed exclamatory. Like a sexy Ginsu pitchman, the peacocking singer insists, over and over, that his hot-damned [...] Read more