2015 Preview: 68 Reasons This Year Will Rule

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Mark Ronson, 'Uptown Special' (January 13th)
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Mark Ronson, 'Uptown Special' (January 13th)

"Uptown Funk" crams an entire wedding reception into four-and-a-half minutes, and the album containing the song looks to be as much fun as the single. Mark Ronson thinks so: "It's my best record, for sure," he tells Rolling Stone. As usual, the producer has recruited a star-studded cast of singers and side-hands. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon wrote the lyrics; Mystikal, Bruno Mars and Tame Impala's Kevin Park contribute vocals; and Stevie Wonder plays a little harmonica. "It's probably the peak musical highlight of my life," Ronson says of that last collaboration. "I'm fine if I never top it." R.S.

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