Ronson and Mars funk their way back to top UK music chart
LONDON (Reuters) - English DJ Mark Ronson returned to the coveted number one spot in the British singles chart on Sunday with his track "Uptown Funk", featuring U.S. singer Bruno Mars, the Official Charts Company said.
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Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars grab top spot in British music charts
English DJ Mark Ronson grabbed the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday with his new track "Uptown Funk" featuring U.S. singer Bruno Mars, the Official Charts Company said.
Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is Spotify's most viral 2014 single
(Corrects paras 1-3 to show track is most viral, not most streamed, changes headline to reflect)