Top Ten Funky Songs That Make You Groove

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The Top Ten

1 Super Freak - Rick James
2 Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
3 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

Why? All of the songs listed under are original and this song steals from many of them especially the Gap Band. By Steals I mean in the way that it is not original but just something to bring back a sound using the sound of others. You can put this song in the list but its horrible to put it above such original and ground breaking artists that truly started something. If it were not for every artist below this there would be no Uptown Funk. Let's face it every song under is true funkiness. This is ok but the true classics are funkier and make you truly groove. No if and or but's.

Really deserves number 1 position

4 Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Actually comparing most of these artist to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson is like that.

Comparing Stevie Wonder against Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson is like comparing the Beatles against One Direction.

5 Knee Deep - Funkadelic
6 When We Party (Uptown, Downtown) - Jay W. McGee

Yes, It is always better when everyone is included. "No matter where you come from we'll make sure you have fun". No overproduction and arrogance here. Sometimes simple and all inclusive is just better. But this song is from 1982 and everyone seemed not to really care about where you came from just wanted to have fun. This is just a real groove that, well still just sounds so funky today as it did in 1982. This groove does not need glitz and overproduction to make it funky. It's original FUNK!

Why just funk uptown when you can funk uptown and downtown. Great funk here!

That's is what old school is all about

7 Cissy Strut - The Meters
8 Word Up - Cameo

This song is annoying! Please take it off the
list

9 You and I - Rick James
10 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire

The Contenders

11 Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne
12 Hit It and Quit It - Funkadelic
13 Flash Light - Parliament
14 Groove Your Blues Away - Amuzement Park

A 1982 gem! Groove those blues away with this one!

15 Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
16 Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
17 Do It All for You - Jerry Knight

1982 What a Funky year it was!

You forgot "Don't Make Me Wait" - Peech Boys and "Imagination" BB & Q Band

"Give Me" by I Level released in Spring of 82 in U.K. and later in 82 in the U.S. is great groove and funky soul tune. Bassline is just something to hear.

Yes it was! Here are other groovin' jams from that year worth checking out
"Shine On" - George Duke
"Feel My Love" - Laurice Hudson
"I Like It" - Intrigue
"Let Me Tickle Your Fancy" - Jermaine Jackson
"Mama Used To Say" - Junior
"Shake It Up, Shake It Up" - The Managers
"Mr. Magician" - Mystic Merlin (a group with Freddy Jackson in the front)
This list could go on and on. It was a funky year!

18 One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic
19 Let It Whip - Dazz Band
20 September - Earth, Wind and Fire
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Top Remixes

1. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
2. Super Freak - Rick James
3. Cissy Strut - The Meters
Tabor
1. Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
2. Flash Light - Parliament
3. One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic
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1. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
2. Knee Deep - Funkadelic
3. Super Freak - Rick James
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