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Thread started 07/12/07 8:38pm

LoDog

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The 20 Greatest Funk Songs of all time

I know a whole lot of you love funk music. So I'm going to give you a chance to list your favorite funk songs of all time. First and foremost, there's no better funk song than Parliament's Flashlight. This song has stood the test of time. Secondly, Cameo's Word Up is a hard driven funk song that lit up the 80's. Third, Zapp's More Bounce To the Ounce is probably one of the most sampled songs ever. Classic! Here's my entire list:
1. Flashlight-Parliament
2. Word Up-Cameo
3. More Bounce To The Ounce-Zapp
4. Superfreak-Rick James
5. Fight The Power-Isley Bros.
6. Atomic Dog-George Clinton
7. One Nation Under A Groove-Funkadelic
8. Tear the Roof Off-Parliament
9. Jungle Boogie-Kool & the Gang
10. Brick House-The Commodores
11. Kiss-Prince
12. Love Rollercoaster-Ohio Players
13. Funky President-James Brown
14. Thank You For Lettin' me Be Myself Again-Sly Stone
15. Jungle Love-The Time
16. Not Just Knee Deep-Funkadelic
17. Take Me To The Next Phase-Isley Bros.
18. Get The Funk Out My Face-The Brothers Johnson
19. Shining Star-Earth, Wind & Fire
20. The Jam-GCS
What does your list look like?
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Reply #1 posted 07/12/07 8:55pm

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out of all the classic JB funk, Funky President.....? confuse
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Reply #2 posted 07/12/07 9:03pm

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Raze said:

out of all the classic JB funk, Funky President.....? confuse

Maybe he ment Funky Drummer wink
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Reply #3 posted 07/12/07 9:16pm

LoDog

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Raze said:

out of all the classic JB funk, Funky President.....? confuse

Maybe he ment Funky Drummer wink


No I was right. Funky President. Have a problem with that?
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Reply #4 posted 07/12/07 11:10pm

2ndRevolution

Are we just talking well known songs?
Because I played "Rebirth of the Flesh" for a friend and he lost his mind and told me P is nutty for not relesing it.
http://prince.org/msg/100/263154?&pg=2
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Reply #5 posted 07/12/07 11:20pm

Raze

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2ndRevolution said:

Are we just talking well known songs?
Because I played "Rebirth of the Flesh" for a friend and he lost his mind and told me P is nutty for not relesing it.




everyone knows Prince is crazy for not releasing that.


and on the non-funky side, he's also crazy for not releasing Open Book, Moonbeam Levels and Witness 4 The Prosecution.


crazy s.o.b.
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Reply #6 posted 07/12/07 11:22pm

Timmy84

In no order:

Holy Ghost
Got to Give It Up (the long-ass version)
Cold Sweat
Loose Booty
Housequake
The Big Payback
Maybe Your Baby
Up on the Downstroke (look at GTGIU)
Keep On Doin'
Slippery When It's Wet
You & I
Funky Stuff
The Ghetto
Same Beat
Outta Space
Far Cry (most of the first half, that beat's (and the groove's) sick)
Hum Along & Dance
Pop That Thang
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Reply #7 posted 07/12/07 11:51pm

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Oh good lawd, this is just too damn difficult lol
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Reply #8 posted 07/12/07 11:53pm

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LoDog said:

First and foremost, there's no better funk song than Parliament's Flashlight

Sure there are smile

6. Atomic Dog-George Clinton

What an odd pick
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Reply #9 posted 07/13/07 12:39am

Timmy84

FuNkeNsteiN said:

LoDog said:

First and foremost, there's no better funk song than Parliament's Flashlight

Sure there are smile

6. Atomic Dog-George Clinton

What an odd pick


Yep:
Hollywood Squares
Steppin' Out in a Rubber Band
Dr. Funkenstein
Chocolate City
Dance With Me
What Is Hip
Bootzilla

...etc, lol... he's sure limiting in his funk if those are "the best" that he could come up with. lol

And yeah AD IS an odd pick.
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Reply #10 posted 07/13/07 12:39am

Abdul

My favorite 20 in no order:

Le Freak - Chic
Super Bad - James Brown
Get Up Off That Thing - James Brown
Payback - James Brown
Give Up The Funk(Tear The Roof Off) - Parliament
Psycoticbumpschool - Bootsy
Get Off Your Ass And Jam - Funkadelic
Slide - Slave
Skin Tight - Ohio Players
Give It To Me Baby - Rick James
Dance With Me - Rick James
Brick House - Commodores
I Just Want To Be - Cameo
Holy Ghost - Bar-Kays
Burn Rubber - Gap Band
Happy Feelin - EWF
Stomp - Brothers Johnson
Ffun - Confunkshun
Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody - Brick
777-9311 - The Time
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Reply #11 posted 07/13/07 12:40am

Timmy84

I forgot:

"Funky Worm" by the Ohio Players is boss. worship
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Reply #12 posted 07/13/07 3:04am

FuNkeNsteiN

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Timmy84 said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:



Yep:
Hollywood Squares
Steppin' Out in a Rubber Band
Dr. Funkenstein
Chocolate City
Dance With Me
What Is Hip
Bootzilla

...etc, lol... he's sure limiting in his funk if those are "the best" that he could come up with. lol

And yeah AD IS an odd pick.


Stretchin' Out (In A Rubber Band)
wink
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Reply #13 posted 07/13/07 3:08am

rebelsoldier

Greatest Funk bands ok, greatest funk albums ok but songs? Impossible for me, far too many. Im just going crazy thinking about it.
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Reply #14 posted 07/13/07 3:16am

FuNkeNsteiN

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rebelsoldier said:

Greatest Funk bands ok, greatest funk albums ok but songs? Impossible for me, far too many. Im just going crazy thinking about it.

nod
Too damn difficult to choose lol
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Reply #15 posted 07/13/07 10:35am

2ndRevolution

Raze said:

2ndRevolution said:

Are we just talking well known songs?
Because I played "Rebirth of the Flesh" for a friend and he lost his mind and told me P is nutty for not relesing it.




everyone knows Prince is crazy for not releasing that.


and on the non-funky side, he's also crazy for not releasing Open Book, Moonbeam Levels and Witness 4 The Prosecution.

Oh, didn't know that was common P knowledge. It should be in the FAQ's
crazy s.o.b.

lol
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Reply #16 posted 07/13/07 10:51am

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

rebelsoldier said:

Greatest Funk bands ok, greatest funk albums ok but songs? Impossible for me, far too many. Im just going crazy thinking about it.

nod
Too damn difficult to choose lol


I'm with y'all. I love so much funk, I don't even know where to begin in naming all time favorite songs.
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #17 posted 07/13/07 11:06am

Thibaut

The very best is The landing of the mothership Live.
Glenn Goins is just amazing!!!!

Or Mothership Connection performed Live.
[Edited 7/13/07 11:08am]
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Reply #18 posted 07/13/07 11:18am

Timmy84

FuNkeNsteiN said:

Timmy84 said:



Yep:
Hollywood Squares
Steppin' Out in a Rubber Band
Dr. Funkenstein
Chocolate City
Dance With Me
What Is Hip
Bootzilla

...etc, lol... he's sure limiting in his funk if those are "the best" that he could come up with. lol

And yeah AD IS an odd pick.


Stretchin' Out (In A Rubber Band)
wink


doh! OF COURSE, thanks for the correction. Silly me. razz
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Reply #19 posted 07/13/07 11:41am

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...

Just Too Many ...Off the Top Of My Head:

Sing A Simple Song - Sly And The Family Stone

Holy Ghost - Bar Kays

Jungle Boogie - Kool& The Gang

Flashlight - Parliament

Slide - Slave

Bootzilla - Bootsy's Rubber Band

Funky Stuff- More Funky Stuff - Kool & The Gang

Fire - Ohio Players

One Nation Under A Groove -Funkadelic

Be Yourself - Cameo

Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players

Dazz - Brick

Stone Jam - Slave

You And I - Rick James

Never Get Away - Slave

Nobody Can Be You- Steve Arrington

Let's Work - Prince

Thighs High - Tom Browne

777-9311 -The Time

The Jam - Graham Central Station




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Reply #20 posted 07/14/07 4:49am

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Thibaut said:

The very best is The landing of the mothership Live.
Glenn Goins is just amazing!!!!

Or Mothership Connection performed Live.

Fuck yea! fro music headbang woot! dancing jig
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Reply #21 posted 07/14/07 11:11am

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A little behind on my funk, but I'll name my favs anyway

Boogie On Reggae Woman_Stevie Wonder
D.M.S.R_Prince
Tamborine_Prince
Lady Cab Driver_Prince
Sister Big Bones_Anthony Hamiliton
Cloud_Donnie
Whatever Its Is I Can't Stop_Jamiroquai
Serpentine Fire_EWF (Love how dirty this song sounds ;D )
Sunshine_EWF(Fuckin funky bass)
Love's Dance_EWF
On Your Face_EWF
Streetwalker_Michael Jackson
Please Don't Hurt My Baby_Stevie Wonder
Burn This Disco Out_Michael Jackson
Into You_Funkadelic
Love_Prince
Fools Paradise_Rufus
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Reply #22 posted 07/14/07 11:26am

MsLegs

u]In No Particular Order[/u]:

Holy Ghost-Bar Kays

Shin Tight,Fire, Love Rollercoaster-Ohio Players

Get Up On The DownStroke, Mothership Connection ufo, Not Just Knee Deep Aquaboogie-Parliament-Funkadialic

Mother Popcorn,Big Payback, Make It Funky, Sex Machine-James Brown

Slide, Just A Touch Of Love-Slave


Flirt, Shake Your Pants, I Just Want To Be-Cameo

Bustin Out, You & I, Mary Jane-Rick James & SCB

[Edited 7/14/07 11:26am]
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Reply #23 posted 07/14/07 11:55am

Flowerz

ok... quick question .. who is that brother who sings *the feelin's right.. the music's tight .. Disco Nights* .. is that the name of the song? and who is it? boxed (that song is funky) ..
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Reply #24 posted 07/14/07 12:21pm

Timmy84

Flowerz said:

ok... quick question .. who is that brother who sings *the feelin's right.. the music's tight .. Disco Nights* .. is that the name of the song? and who is it? boxed (that song is funky) ..


The name of the singer was Emmanuel LeBlanche (sp?) and he was lead singer of the group called GQ and the song was "Disco Nights (Rock Freak)". fro
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Reply #25 posted 07/14/07 12:35pm

Flowerz

Timmy84 said:

Flowerz said:

ok... quick question .. who is that brother who sings *the feelin's right.. the music's tight .. Disco Nights* .. is that the name of the song? and who is it? boxed (that song is funky) ..


The name of the singer was Emmanuel LeBlanche (sp?) and he was lead singer of the group called GQ and the song was "Disco Nights (Rock Freak)". fro


Thank you for that.. cause he definitely goes on my list.. whoever is playing that bass in that song.. is killing it..
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Reply #26 posted 07/14/07 12:55pm

MsLegs

MsLegs said:

u]In No Particular Order[/u]:

Holy Ghost-Bar Kays

Shin Tight,Fire, Love Rollercoaster-Ohio Players

Get Up On The DownStroke, Mothership Connection ufo, Not Just Knee Deep Aquaboogie-Parliament-Funkadialic

Mother Popcorn,Big Payback, Make It Funky, Sex Machine-James Brown

Slide, Just A Touch Of Love-Slave


Flirt, Shake Your Pants, I Just Want To Be-Cameo

Bustin Out, You & I, Mary Jane-Rick James & SCB

[Edited 7/14/07 11:26am]


Got to add Poppa Don't Take No Mess-James Brown
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Reply #27 posted 07/14/07 1:23pm

Timmy84

MsLegs said:

MsLegs said:

u]In No Particular Order[/u]:

Holy Ghost-Bar Kays

Shin Tight,Fire, Love Rollercoaster-Ohio Players

Get Up On The DownStroke, Mothership Connection ufo, Not Just Knee Deep Aquaboogie-Parliament-Funkadialic

Mother Popcorn,Big Payback, Make It Funky, Sex Machine-James Brown

Slide, Just A Touch Of Love-Slave


Flirt, Shake Your Pants, I Just Want To Be-Cameo

Bustin Out, You & I, Mary Jane-Rick James & SCB

[Edited 7/14/07 11:26am]


Got to add Poppa Don't Take No Mess-James Brown


Nice list but from JB, lemme add:
"Licking Stick"
"I Got the Feelin'"
"Hot Pants"
"For Goodness Sakes (Look At Them Cakes)"
"It's Too Funky In Here"

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Reply #28 posted 07/15/07 6:06am

MsLegs

Thibaut said:

The very best is The landing of the mothership Live.
Glenn Goins is just amazing!!!!

Or Mothership Connection performed Live.
[Edited 7/13/07 11:08am]

nod whistle I think I hear the mothership ufo coming.
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Reply #29 posted 07/15/07 6:09am

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If you had an iPOD you wouldn't have to bother making this list. razz
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