Uptown Funk

There is a song right now that’s quite popular and pretty catchy. It’s called Uptown Funk, it’s by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. One of the lyrics that gets repeated a bit is “uptown funk you up.” If you aren’t familiar with the song you can watch it below:

There is also an old children’s song/rhyme called Where is Thumpkin. If you aren’t familiar with it you can watch a few seconds and you’ll be up to speed:

Now, my kids know the thumbkin rhyme because we’ve sung it with them before and it’s a fairly well known children’s nursery rhyme. Somewhere along the line, we even started referring to our thumbs as thumbkins on a permanent basis around here. It’s common place to hear “get your thumbkin out of your mouth” in our home.

I don’t know where my kids heard Uptown Funk from, but somewhere along the way they have heard it and they enjoy singing it. The other day while shopping they were belting it out and not really pronouncing the “n” in funk. I saw a few heads turn and I loudly corrected them “it’s fuNNNNk” making sure to over emphasize the n.

When we got home they were still singing it sporadically. I looked at my 5 year old and I could tell he was thinking deep about something. He calls out for the other two to stop singing, he has something to tell them. “Hey guys, I think we’re saying it wrong. The song goes like this: ‘Up, down, Thumpkins up. Up, down Thumpkins up!'”

They all decided that had to be right and ran around giving me the thumbs up. I just had to laugh and I didn’t dare correct them. That sounds much less embarrassing being sung in public.

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11 thoughts on “Uptown Funk”

  1. How did you know this is my favorite song? (Uptown Funk that is..)
    I love the new lyrics your son created… Hope Bruno Mars is reading your blog:)
    Ps thanks for the jam on my way to work this morning… The video is great! Oh, and the Thumpkin one too!

  2. That is too funny Mike! I wouldn’t have corrected them either. What a fun story to tell/tease them about when they get older too. I must admit it is a good song, Uptown Funk that is and I’ve caught myself signing it a time or two here recently! Thumbkin isn’t half bad either! Although I had forgotten all about it until I read this post and now thanks to you it is what I’ll be singing in my head all day. Haha Hope your day is off to a good start this morning!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx

  3. This Hilarious! My son at one time had a hard time pronouncing the TR in Truck and would use an F instead 🙂 I feel your pain! The “Up Town Funk You Up” is catchy. I prefer the “Dark Lord Funk You Up”….but that’s because I’m a nerd and I love…”Harry Potter” 😀

  4. Not quite there yet with my daughter, but this story made me a little scared of when that time comes. Regardless, it gave me a good laugh too. I think I’ll start singing your kids’ version as well!

  5. Haha love this. As you know my two often say things wrong. I’m sure kids are here to publicly embarrass us! Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there next week

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