Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' Tops U.K.'s 2015 Year-End Chart
It’s official: Mark Ronson’s retro blockbuster "Uptown Funk" was the top track in the U.K. last year.
The song, which features Bruno Mars, spent seven weeks at No. 1 and chalked up combined sales and streams of 1.76 million to finish 2015 at the peak of the Official Charts Company’s end-of-year chart, well ahead of tracks by OMI and Hozier.
"Uptown Funk" registered 39 weeks in the Top 40 before finally departing in October. Its total combined U.K. sales since release in November 2014 now top 2.25 million, according to the OCC.
The song, lifted from Ronson’s fourth studio album Uptown Special, proved to be an unstoppable force on both sides of the Atlantic. "Uptown Funk" spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat tied for second behind the 16-week reign of Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day.” No other song has spent so long at the U.S. summit during the 2010s.
Ronson, who is based in the U.S. but was born in London, won British single of the year for "Uptown Funk" at the 2015 Brit Awards and he’s a former Brit Award winner for male artist of the year.
Second-place on the U.K.’s 2015 year-end chart goes to OMI’s "Cheerleader" (Felix Jaehn Remix), which spent four successive weeks at the summit and finished the year with combined sales of 1.52 million.
The third-placed song is Hozier’s "Take Me To Church," which amassed 1.25 million combined sales despite never reaching the summit of the Official Singles Chart (it peaked at No. 2).
At No. 4 on the year-end list is Ellie Goulding’s "Love Me Like You Do" from the 50 Shades Of Grey soundtrack, which topped the weekly survey for four weeks and registered 1.19 million combined sales.
And close behind, at No. 5, is Wiz Khalifa’s "See You Again," the Fast & Furious 7 tribute to actor Paul Walker which led the Official Singles Chart for two weeks and finished the year on 1.17 million sales and streams.
Adele’s record-breaker "Hello" managed sixth place -- and 1.12 million combined sales -- from just two months on sale.
There were multiple entries for a string of artists, led by Justin Bieber and his four appearances in the Top 40 (including two in the Top 10) while Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne and The Weeknd each made three appearances.
Check out the Official Top 40 Biggest Songs of 2015 list here.