This all-senior-citizen remake of ‘Uptown Funk’ will have you shuffling right along

These senior citizens are more funky than you'd ever imagine.


Rae Votta


Published Feb 26, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 10:50 am CDT

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson might be courting a retro feel with their chart success “Uptown Funk,” but YouTuber Alex Boye gives it a real vintage feel by adding senior citizens to his parody cover.

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Boye commands a gaggle of two-stepping grandpas in the “Oldtown Funk” cover, shuffling along, driving a scooter around the parking lot, and being flanked by beautiful women. The ladies in question are part of the Dancing Grannies, a Milwaukee-based squad of senior women who perform at parades and halftime shows.

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A 92-year-old woman does the splits, which deserves a VMA in and of itself. All in all, the senior citizens involved have raised 500 children, 1,200 grandchildren, and 250 great-grandchildren between them. That’s a lot of funk.

Screengrab via Alex Boye/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 26, 2015, 2:27 pm CST