Call your loved ones and hide your children, for even fictional characters are not safe from the unassailable beat of “Uptown Funk.” At least, that’s according to What’s the Mashup, who set the song of the year to 100 famous movie dance scenes.
In the five minute video, cinematic history is rewritten as everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Tom Cruise in “Risky Business” to Tom Cruise in “Tropic Thunder” finds themselves mysteriously overtaken by “Uptown Funk.” The mashup is an excellent catalogue of cinema’s best boogies, but it also raises some questions; namely, how does every scene sync up so well with “Uptown Funk?” Is “Uptown Funk” the universal connective thread? Will the future be a choice between moving to Mars and moving to Bruno Mars? “Uptown Funk”: friend or foe?
Watch the video above and decide for yourself.