Listen to this: New singles by Bruno Mars and Stevie Wonder with Ariana Grande

By Nicholas Jennings

By now, everyone’s come to expect Bruno Mars to be the best man to funk you up. The 31-year-old Honolulu native has delivered some of the hottest dancefloor fillers in recent years, from his Mark Ronson-collaborative hit “Uptown Funk” to his recent party anthem “24K Magic.” Surprisingly, Bruno’s latest is a seductive bedroom ballad that just oozes sweet Philly-style soul. So leave it instead to r&b legend Stevie Wonder and pop star Ariana Grande to provide this week’s funkiest track.

Bruno Mars: “Versace on the Floor”
Bruno slows things right down on this steamy number from his forthcoming third album, 24K Magic. “So just turn down the lights and close the door, I love that dress but you won’t need it anymore,” he croons on the chorus. “Let’s just kiss ’til we’re naked —Versace on the floor.”

Bruno tweeted that if his nights start with “24K Magic,” he hopes they end with “Versace on the Floor.”

Stevie Wonder: “Faith” feat. Ariana Grande

Stevie and Ariana team up on this finger-popping soul number from the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film Sing. “I got faith in you,” they profess over a bluesy bass. “I get around you and my mind goes crazy.” Just try to stand still to this one.

Ariana was clearly thrilled to be singing with Stevie and promptly posted a photo on Instagram of herself with the music legend, calling it an honour.

Hello! music columnist Nicholas Jennings surveys the pop landscape each week to find the most dynamic tracks to add to your playlist.

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