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Mark Ronson enjoys Bruno Mars 'power couple' tag

Mark Ronson says he gets a "nice feeling" when he and Bruno Mars are called a "power couple".

The duo recently teamed up for the 2014 smash hit tune 'Uptown Funk'.

Speaking in a new interview with the Associated Press, Ronson said that he is happy to be aligned with the 'Grenade' star.

The Brit said: "I know of course [the song's success] has so much to do with Bruno. It's like even if the record was garbage, it's Bruno Mars, you're guaranteed a certain level of attention, right?...I'm as proud of ['Uptown Funk']. It's awesome, but at the same time it almost feels like it's happening to somebody else."

When asked if he has been taking advice from Mars on how to handle the attention, Ronson added:

"When you're going on tour and you get to play these songs that you wrote and get the thing from the crowd, that is fun. But when you're standing next to somebody like Bruno Mars - probably, maybe the greatest male live performer-entertainer of his generation - there's no need to try and claw some of the spotlight for yourself.

"There was some MTV thing that [called us] 'Pop's new power couple'. I just wrote him an email. I was like,'Is it weird that I get a nice feeling when someone calls us a power couple?' As if we're Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg or something. Do we need a name - like Brark Manson?'."

'Uptown Funk' meanwhile will feature on Ronson's upcoming album 'Uptown Special', which will be released in the UK on Monday (January 19).

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Watch the video for 'Uptown Funk' below: