Top Ten Funky Songs That Make You Groove

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The Top Ten

1 Super Freak - Rick James

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 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

5 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.

6 Knee Deep - Funkadelic
7 Cissy Strut - The Meters
8 Groove Your Blues Away - Amuzement Park

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

9 Word Up - Cameo

This song is annoying! Please take it off the
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10 You and I - Rick James

The Contenders

11 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
12 Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne
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'

Must add "Pop" by The Limit. Just a smooth groove from 82. Al McCall "Hard Times" and Merge "Take It To The Top"

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16 Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
17 Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
18 One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic
19 Let It Whip - Dazz Band

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

20 Early in the Morning - The Gap Band

1982 funkiness

21 You're the One for Me - D Train
22 September - Earth, Wind and Fire
23 Crazy - CeeLo Green
24 Let's Do It - Kadenza
25 Walk on By - D Train

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

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 Honey, I Want to Be Your Lover - Klique
30 Magic of You - Rafael Cameron
31 Keep On - D Train
32 Girl I Like the Way that You Move - Stone
33 Not Just Knee Deep - Funkadelic
34 Jungle Love - The Time
35 Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker) - Parliament

We want the Funk! Gotta have the Funk!

36 Oops Upside Your Head - The Gap Band

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

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

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

42 Movin' - Brass Construction
43 Dancin' All Night - Master Jam
44 In and Out - Willie Hutch
45 Outstanding - The Gap Band
46 Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
47 Give It to Me Baby - Rick James
48 You Dropped a Bomb On Me - The Gap Band
49 Express - B.T. Express
50 Firecracker - Mass Production
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Top Remixes

1. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
2. Super Freak - Rick James
3. Cissy Strut - The Meters
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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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