Top Ten Funk Bands


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21 The Bar Kays V 1 Comment
22 Bob Marley & The Wailers

The greatest Reggae band has no business on a funk band list! come on guys!

23 Steely Dan Steely Dan

These guys are the epitome of funk man. - fireinside96

These guys are great, I don't know how this group is so low

24 The Meters

No Meters, no almost anyone else on this list.

The Meters are the kings of New Orleans funk and a huge influence to RHCP.

25 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.
26 Vulfpeck

This is pure funk with massive feelz! If you were to extract the "funk" from every band on this list and make a potion that would instantly enable musicians to embody perfect platonian funk, those musicians would form Vulfpeck.

27 Stone City Band
28 Jamiroquai

They are playing acid jazz but they have a funky spirit and their basslines are kickass.

29 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
30 Living Colour Living Colour Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, punk rock, funk, jazz, hip hop and alternative rock.
31 King's X
32 Extreme

Funky metal for sure, especially the earlier stuff.

33 The Funk, the Whole Funk, Nothing But the Funk
34 KC and the Sunshine Band
35 Average White Band

Pick Up The Pieces is a true master piece. Live versions are just awesome.

36 Finger Eleven V 1 Comment
37 Clutch Clutch Clutch is an American rock band based out of Frederick, Maryland, originating in Germantown, Maryland.
38 Spin Doctors

Happy, enthusiastic funk rock, they really rock

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40 The Fatback Band
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