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Singles: Nov. 28, 2014

Reviews of the new songs from Mark Ronson and Fifth Harmony

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Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, ”Uptown Funk”
For his next throwback trick, Mars channels a Purple Rain-era Morris Day over a guttural workout laid down by expert nostalgist Ronson. It crackles just enough to keep out the chill after a dip in Lake Minnetonka. B

Fifth Harmony, ”Sledgehammer”
The ladies reveal, ”If you take my pulse right now/It would feel just like a sledgehammer.” If that troublesome heart rate is the secret to creating club-ready delights like this, may they never get that checked out. B+