Ronson’s last album, 2015’s Uptown Special, featured ‘Uptown Funk,’ the brilliant collaboration with Bruno Mars that dominated charts and is destined to be a dance floor staple for decades to come.
Since I last wrote about Dua Lipa in April, I feel like she’s been everywhere. That’s probably because I follow her on Instagram and the Albanian pop star is very active on that platform.
Lipa has been riding high on the success of her self-titled debut album, which has sent five singles up the charts (particularly in England, her birthplace), and maintaining an exhausting tour schedule. She also must be working out a whole lot, based on the amazing shape she’s in in the aforementioned Instagram photos.
A glance at the chart reveals that the music business is a lot like the movie business, in that the first quarter of the year is sloooow. Most of the songs atop the Hot 100 are from 2014.
This week and next I’ll feature my final look at the Billboard charts for 2014. The week of New Year’s Eve, my family and I will be out of town so I’ll put the blog in vacation mode (with some nice tracks to fill the time, I hope). Then I’ll come back in the first week of 2015 and count down my top 20 songs of the year.
Sound good? Great!
Sticking with the Bob Dylan thread, I move on to this Mark Ronson-produced remix of the Blonde on Blonde song ‘Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll go Mine).’
Ronson, best known for producing albums for Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, released in 2007 his own album of cover songs, giving his treatment to the work of artists including Ryan Adams, The Smiths, Coldplay, Radiohead and Britney Spears.