Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars

It was zero-degrees fahrenheit on Saturday: today it's 55. Open the windows and just dance!  I'm a fan of Beyoncé: the video for "Formation" is beyond powerful. But, Bruno Mars stole the Superbowl halftime show last week. And last night, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars won the Grammy for duo performance. If you can listen to this song and watch this video without dancing, it might be too late for you. I was a child of the 80's. I remember Bowie saying, "I want my MTV!" My brother and I watched music videos when we weren't supposed to. Michael Jackson dancing around the (Hoyt-Schermerhorn) subway platform in "Bad" was life changing. These guys are at that level. Born in London, Mark Ronson moved to NYC as a child and was good friends with Sean Lennon. As a DJ prodigy, he started making genius mixes. Teaming up with Mars was inevitable. Ronson never actually met Michael Jackson, but Mars embodies the moves perfectly. These guys emulate the Jacksons, Prince, Marvin Gaye, all things Motown and funk. I live in Harlem, and while this video seems starkly placed in the past, there are things uptown that remain timeless. Barbershops, street corner stores, diners, gold chains. In the video, people are just beautiful and simple and ready to get down, uptown.