Uptown Funk chords by Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson


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Uptown Funk | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| N.C | N.C |
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
| N.C | N.C |
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
| Dm7 | G7 G9 |
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
| Dm7 | G7 |
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh da (Aaaaaaow!)

Verse 1

||: N.C | N.C :||
This hit that ice-cold Michelle Pfeiffer that white gold.
This one, for them hood girls, them good girls, straight masterpieces.
Stylin’, wilin’, livin’ it up in the city.
Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent, gotta kiss myself I’m so pretty.

Bridge 1

||: Dm7 (C) | G7 :||
I’m too hot (hot damn). Called a police and a fireman.
I’m too hot (hot damn). Make a dragon wanna retire, man.
I’m too hot (hot damn). Say my name, you know who I am.
I’m too hot (hot damn). And my band ’bout that money, break it down.

Pre-chorus 1

| N.C | N.C |
Girls, hit your hallelujah (ooh). Girls, hit your hallelujah (ooh).
| N.C | N.C |
Girls, hit your hallelujah (ooh). ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you.
| (D Eb E F) | (Gb G Ab A) |
‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you. ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you.
| (Bb B C Db) | (D) N.C |
Saturday night and we in the spot. Don’t believe me, just watch, come on!

Chorus 1

||: Dm7 | G7 G9 :||
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
Doh (ha!). Doh doh doh (don’t believe me just watch, uh!). Doh doh doh, doh.
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
Doh (ha!). Doh doh doh (don’t believe me just watch, uh!). Doh do.

Chorus tag 1

| N.C Dm7 | N.C Dm7 |
Don’t believe me just watch. Don’t believe me just watch.
| N.C Dm7 | N.C |
Don’t believe me just watch. Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Verse 2

||: N.C | N.C :||
Stop, wait a minute, fill my cup put some liquor in it.
Take a sip, sign a check. Julio, get the stretch!
Ride to Harlem, Hollywood, Jackson, Mississippi.
If we show up, we gon’ show out, smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy (uh).

Bridge 2

||: Dm7 (C) | G7 :||
I’m too hot (hot damn). Called a police and a fireman.
I’m too hot (hot damn). Make a dragon wanna retire, man.
I’m too hot (too hot, hot damn, hot damn). Bitch, say my name you know who I am.
I’m too hot (hot damn). And my band ’bout that money, break it down.

Pre-chorus 2

| N.C | N.C |
Girls, hit your hallelujah (ooh). Girls, hit your hallelujah (ooh).
| N.C | N.C |
Girls, hit your hallelujah (ooh). ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you.
| (D Eb E F) | (Gb G Ab A) |
‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you. ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you.
| (Bb B C Db) | (D) N.C |
Saturday night and we in the spot. Don’t believe me just watch, come on!

Chorus 2

||: Dm7 | G7 G9 :||
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
Doh (ha!). Doh doh doh (don’t believe me just watch, uh!). Doh do.
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
Doh (ha!). Doh doh doh (don’t believe me just watch, uh!). Doh do.

Chorus tag 2

| N.C Dm7 | N.C Dm7 |
Don’t believe me just watch (uh). Don’t believe me just watch.
| N.C Dm7 | N.C |
Don’t believe me just watch. Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Breakdown

||: N.C | N.C :||
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh) Before we leave.
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh) Lemme tell y’all a lil’ something.
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh) Uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up.
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh) Uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up, uh.
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh) I said, uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up.
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, da da) Uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up.

||: Dm7 | G7 G9 :||
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh) Come on, dance, jump on it, if you sexy, then flaunt it.
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh) If you freaky, then own it, don’t brag about it, come show me.
(Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh) Come on, dance, jump on it, if you sexy then flaunt it.
| Dm7 | N.C |
(Doh) Well it’s Saturday night and we in the spot. Don’t believe me just watch, come on!

Chorus 3

||: Dm7 | G7 G9 :||
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
Doh (ha!). Doh doh doh (don’t believe me just watch, uh!), doh do.
Doh. Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh.
Doh (ha!). Doh doh doh (don’t believe me just watch, uh!), doh do.

Chorus tag 3

| N.C Dm7 | N.C Dm7 |
Don’t believe me just watch, uh. Don’t believe me just watch, hey.
| N.C Dm7 | N.C |
Don’t believe me just watch. Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Outro

||: Dm7 | G7 G9 :||
(Doh. Doh…) Uptown funk you up (whoa, come on), uptown funk you up (say whaa?!).
(Doh. Doh…) Uptown funk you up (ha), uptown funk you up (come on).
(Doh. Doh…) Uptown funk you up (whoa, come on), uptown funk you up (say whaa?!)
(Doh) Uptown funk you up (hey), uptown funk you up (come on).
(Doh. Doh…) Uptown funk you up (whoa, come on), uptown funk you up (say whaa?!)
(Doh. Doh…) Uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up
(Doh. Doh…) Uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up (say whaa?!)
(Doh) Uptown funk you up. Aaaaaaow!


Uptown Funk chords and progressions

As #4 on my top 10 chord progression list, we find the II – V. This is the progression you want if the audience wants to dance and with Uptown Funk, nothing could be more true.

By never resolving to I, the II – V just keeps building that energy. Check out I Wish, Le Freak, and Good Times for more examples. When the boys wrote Uptown Funk’s chords, I suspect they’d heard Le Freak once or twice!

Anyway, Uptown Funk is just Dm7G7 on repeat although a G9 can sometimes be heard. More importantly, a lot of the time, we don’t play at all.

The reason this tune works so well is down to the use of space, another example of a tune that uses this technique is Blurred Lines, released a couple of years earlier.

To get the chords right for Uptown Funk, look for the Em shape for the Dm, and the A shape for the G chord. And try to not play too much!

The chromatic build-up during the pre-chorus is just that, chromatic from D to D.


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