It's been over two months since the groove-bot geniuses known as Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars gifted the world with their hit song, "Uptown Funk." The tune's nothing short of a straight masterpiece: It's currently sitting pretty atop both the Billboard Hot 100 and the iTunes Top 100. Even science says that the song is basically an earworm designed to travel through your ear canals and lay beautiful, baby pop eggs in your brain that turn into larvae that infect your body with swelling funk. Or something like that.
"Uptown Funk" has taken over our minds, bodies and soul, furrowing its way into our hearts, inspiring endless outstanding covers. Each one adds a new twist to the hustling, bustling shuffle of the original version. Here are our picks for the best "Uptown Funk" covers:
Meghan Trainor's Dance Version
The Daddy/ Daughter Dance Rendition -- Featuring Emoji!
The Normcore "Dad Rock" Remix
Certain milestones in your life are made or ruined by your dad's awkward dance moves (depending on your perspective). But this compilation of dads dancing to "Uptown Funk" is also a straight masterpiece.
The Fierce, Funky Fifth Harmony Cover
The Obama Cover That Will Ba-Rock Your World
Who knew the leader of the free world could get so funky? Thanks for this mash-up, Internet. You're the best.
The High School That Boogied Its Way Into Our Hearts
Theatre Arts Teacher Scot Pankey and his devoted students at the A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Texas absolutely crushed their rendition of "Uptown Funk." I think Bruno's response to the video says it all. He tweeted, "I cried at the end. I'm still a thug though. Thank you to everyone involved in making this video."
Well done, everyone! You're all ice cold white gold. Here's the original, in all its groovy glory: