In the three years since Bruno Mars released “Uptown Funk,” we’ve been subjected to edits involving everything from Harry Potter characters to medical students. Even as recently as fall 2016, we sat and watched as the Stranger Things kids danced and sang the number during a preshow performance at the Emmys.
Today, I am here to tell you that all of those versions are bad, and that there is only one good “Uptown Funk” edit: This video that features a full minute of silence after Mars sings, “stop, wait a minute.”
It’s funny. It’s quiet (most of the video is a silent still of Mars & Co. staring at their watches). It’s only a minute and fourteen seconds long. “It’s ‘Uptown Funk,’ but they actually wait a minute.”