Top Ten Funky Songs That Make You Groove


The Top Ten

1 Super Freak - Rick James

She's a super freak!

One of the best songs ever. This guy sold millions of CD/Albums/Records and should be in the rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Then again... maybe he is just to cool to be in there.

She's a very kinky girl!

One of the best songs of all time...period!

2 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

3 Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
4 Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Oh myy, that groove and funk in this songs.. and mainly, that energy!

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 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

6 Cissy Strut - The Meters
7 Knee Deep - Funkadelic
8 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
9 Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne
10 You and I - Rick James

The Contenders

11 Word Up - Cameo

This song is annoying! Please take it off the

12 Groove Your Blues Away - Amuzement Park

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

13 Hit It and Quit It - Funkadelic
14 Flash Light - Parliament
15 Do It All for You - Jerry Knight

1982 What a Funky year it was!

Don't You Love It - Maxine Singleton, Got Me Burnin' Up - Jakki and You Got The Power - War. All great grooves from 82'.

Material - I'm The One is also a great one from 82'

Atlantis - Keep on Movin and Groovin, Tomorrows Edition - In The Grooves, (B.T.) Brenda Taylor - You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too, Bar Kays - Hit and Run and Airplay - Drive Me Insane

16 Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
17 Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
18 Early in the Morning - The Gap Band

1982 funkiness

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

I love the title of this song! we just gotta let it whip girls!

22 You're the One for Me - D Train
23 Crazy - CeeLo Green
24 Walk on By - D Train

Funky 1982 cover of Dionne Warwick's classic. It's a funk classic is own right. What a groove!

25 Let's Do It - Kadenza
26 Atomic Dog - George Clinton
27 (Ooh) I Like the Way It Feels - Toni Smith

Ooh I like the way it feels. The Funk and this funkiness gets ya grooving for sure.

28 Do Something - Goodie
29 Not Just Knee Deep - Funkadelic
30 Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker) - Parliament

We want the Funk! Gotta have the Funk!

31 Honey, I Want to Be Your Lover - Klique
32 In and Out - Willie Hutch
33 Magic of You - Rafael Cameron
34 Keep On - D Train
35 Girl I Like the Way that You Move - Stone
36 Jungle Love - The Time
37 Give It to Me Baby - Rick James
38 Oops Upside Your Head - The Gap Band

Why this sample and not the original? This song is where Uptown got its Funk! Literally.

39 Hollywood Swinging - Kool & the Gang
40 The Sound of Music - Dayton
41 Dance Floor - Zapp & Roger
42 Let's Funk Tonight - Blue Feather
43 Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa

Released April 1982. Things would forever change in music with this innovative song.

44 Movin' - Brass Construction
45 Dancin' All Night - Master Jam
46 Outstanding - The Gap Band
47 Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
48 You Dropped a Bomb On Me - The Gap Band
49 Cool - The Time
50 Express - B.T. Express
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

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


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