Bruno Mars Reveals That “Uptown Funk” Almost Never Happened

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Bruno Mars Reveals That "Uptown Funk" Almost Never Happened

It doesn’t take a Bruno Mars super fan to understand that the pop star isn’t happy with being second best – he wants everything that he does to be perfect. It’s part of the reason why so much time has passed between his last record, Unorthodox Jukebox, and his new one, 24k Magic (almost four years). In fact, it’s the reason why “Uptown Funk” almost never even happened.

In Rolling Stone’s cover story, Mars talks about the creation of his monster hit, “Uptown Funk,” and how he wasn’t always behind it, mentioning that “that sh-t was in the trash can.” After working on the chorus for months, they eventually found something that worked in the end, and considering the song was recently certified Diamond, we’re going to guess that he was happy with the decision to follow through with it.

But in a way, his success with “Uptown Funk” was also a bit of a curse. Mars says that the song’s popularity filled him with anxiety, and going into the studio again was “super daunting.” He was worried that radio might not even play the new tracks, but the lead single, “24k Magic,” holding steady on the Pop charts says otherwise.

A new song title was also revealed in the interview: a “slow-jam” called “Versace on the Floor.” After his article with Rolling Stone and interview with Zane Lowe (where the title “Too Good to Say Goodbye is revealed, too), Bruno Mars is baring it all with 24k Magic, and we’ll be able to hear everything it offers on November 18th.