This week my son had a project due in his music appreciation class. His subject was British musician Mark Ronson, whose collaboration with Bruno Mars resulted in the wildly popular hit ‘Uptown Funk’. It’s a good thing I love this song – because of his project, I’ve heard it about 50,000 times in the past few days! Apparently Dallas high-school theater teacher Scot Pankey thought it was pretty popular too, because he assigned the song to his students, and the result is a video that’s gone viral (my son and his buddy did a PowerPoint presentation that got an ‘A’ but did not go viral). Here’s the joyous performance by the teacher and his students:
And the video even got a shout-out on Twitter from none other than Bruno Mars himself:
Pretty cool, huh? Break out your Chucks and Saint Laurent and check out the original video performed by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson – you’re welcome. 🙂
4 thoughts on “‘Uptown Funk’ Goes To School – How an Assignment Turned Into a Viral Video”
Fun song! It’s cool the teacher got so many of his students involved.
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This video had me dancing in my chair… 🙂
As a gymnast, I used to do 5 minute floor exercise routines, and that was hard. This teacher danced through the whole song… and I’m exhausted just watching him.
I know! It was done all in one take – and kudos to whoever was behind the camera!