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

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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