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Thread started 11/19/10 11:43am

DesireeNevermi
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WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 RICK JAMES SONGS?

Here's mine:

#1 Dance With Me

#2 MaryJane

#3 Standing on the Top (featuring the Temptations)

dancing jig music

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Reply #1 posted 11/19/10 1:05pm

MickyDolenz

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Big Time

Hollywood

Happy (with Teena Marie)

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #2 posted 11/19/10 1:36pm

Bree8016

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1. Mary Jane

2. Moonchild

3. Give It To Me Baby

How can I stand 2 stay where I am? / Poor butterfly who don't understand.

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Reply #3 posted 11/19/10 2:03pm

vainandy

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That's too damn hard of a question because there are so many. Let me think real hard....

1. Come Into My Life

2. Hard To Get

3. Fire It Up

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #4 posted 11/19/10 2:29pm

Superstition

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Fire & Desire

Ebony Eyes

Give It To Me Baby

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Reply #5 posted 11/19/10 3:04pm

DesireeNevermi
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vainandy said:

That's too damn hard of a question because there are so many. Let me think real hard....

1. Come Into My Life

2. Hard To Get

3. Fire It Up

aw dayum i forgot about that one! dancing jig

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Reply #6 posted 11/19/10 3:51pm

PDogz

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vainandy said:

That's too damn hard of a question because there are so many. Let me think real hard....

I had the same problem, would need at least 5. But to be compliant, and after much thought, my top 3 would be:

  1. Dream Maker
  2. Hollywood
  3. Bustin' Out (On Funk)

"There's Nothing That The Proper Attitude Won't Render Funkable!"

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Reply #7 posted 11/19/10 3:53pm

SoulAlive

"Mary Jane"

"69 Times"

"High On Your Love"

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Reply #8 posted 11/19/10 3:54pm

DesireeNevermi
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PDogz said:

vainandy said:

That's too damn hard of a question because there are so many. Let me think real hard....

I had the same problem, would need at least 5. But to be compliant, and after much thought, my top 3 would be:

  1. Dream Maker
  2. Hollywood
  3. Bustin' Out (On Funk)

#3 hmmm Is that the one that goes " la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la ..." It has a lot of lalas in it with a strong horn section. I swear I don't think I've heard this song in it's entirety yet.

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Reply #9 posted 11/19/10 4:02pm

PDogz

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DesireeNevermind said:

PDogz said:

I had the same problem, would need at least 5. But to be compliant, and after much thought, my top 3 would be:

  1. Dream Maker
  2. Hollywood
  3. Bustin' Out (On Funk)

#3 hmmm Is that the one that goes " la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la ..." It has a lot of lalas in it with a strong horn section. I swear I don't think I've heard this song in it's entirety yet.

nod

"...And we're all a little stoned and we freak when were at home
And for me I only freak when I'm bustin out (So take that)..."

"There's Nothing That The Proper Attitude Won't Render Funkable!"

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Reply #10 posted 11/19/10 4:04pm

minneapolisFun
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Give it to me baby

Cold Blooded

Super Freak

Very unoriginal choices, but without these tracks I wouldn't be the funky individual that I am today.

I could have just as easily copied DesireeNevermind or Andy's list and it would also work for me.

I like mostly all of Ricks uptempo stuff

You're so glam, every time I see you I wanna slam!
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Reply #11 posted 11/19/10 4:06pm

minneapolisFun
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PDogz said:

DesireeNevermind said:

#3 hmmm Is that the one that goes " la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la ..." It has a lot of lalas in it with a strong horn section. I swear I don't think I've heard this song in it's entirety yet.

nod

"...And we're all a little stoned and we freak when were at home
And for me I only freak when I'm bustin out (So take that)..."

I love the adlib at the end of that line, I always make sure to repeat it or lipsync when It comes around

You're so glam, every time I see you I wanna slam!
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Reply #12 posted 11/19/10 4:44pm

PrettyMan72

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Ghetto Life

Give It To Me Baby

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Reply #13 posted 11/19/10 4:53pm

PDogz

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PrettyMan72 said:

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headbang

"There's Nothing That The Proper Attitude Won't Render Funkable!"

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Reply #14 posted 11/19/10 5:08pm

phunkdaddy

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1. Throwdown

2. Ghetto Life

3. Dance With Me

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #15 posted 11/19/10 6:23pm

treaux

1. Below the Funk (Pass the J)--it's too damn cold and funky!

2. Gettin' It On (In The Sunshine) Reprise--gon' roll you around and around and around, [I have no idea what he's singing here, but it rocks!] Wasted half a joint. Gimme my guitar. [Acoustic, ad lib jam]

3. Call Me Up--Hello, may I speak to Rick James, please? The timbale solo @ 2:50 is bonkers as is the whole song!

Choosing 3 is impossible, but that was fun.

Treaux

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Reply #16 posted 11/19/10 6:41pm

JamFanHot

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minneapolisFunq said:

PDogz said:

nod

"...And we're all a little stoned and we freak when were at home
And for me I only freak when I'm bustin out (So take that)..."

I love the adlib at the end of that line, I always make sure to repeat it or lipsync when It comes around

Me too. I've heard that song 2 million times over the years & still LOVE goin "So...take THAT" right along with Rick on that jam.

As for my top 3: (if I can only pick 3)

Mary Jane

You & I

Little Runaway (Off Stone City's debut)

(tie for third, "Below The Funk (Pass The J)"

Funk Is It's Own Reward
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Reply #17 posted 11/19/10 6:43pm

JamFanHot

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treaux said:

1. Below the Funk (Pass the J)--it's too damn cold and funky!

2. Gettin' It On (In The Sunshine) Reprise--gon' roll you around and around and around, [I have no idea what he's singing here, but it rocks!] Wasted half a joint. Gimme my guitar. [Acoustic, ad lib jam]

3. Call Me Up--Hello, may I speak to Rick James, please? The timbale solo @ 2:50 is bonkers as is the whole song!

Choosing 3 is impossible, but that was fun.

Treaux

Co-Sign on "Gettin It On". A few moments that SOUND like it FELT to be around Rick in those days. Always loved that lil track.

Funk Is It's Own Reward
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Reply #18 posted 11/19/10 6:52pm

PDogz

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minneapolisFunq said:

Super Freak

I'm just glad I was a fan of his BEFORE that song ever came out. I believe that's a large part of how I was able to appreciate everything that came after, even the two albums following his release from Folsom (each of which contain some of my favorite songs of his).

I could easily pick a dozen top favorites, and still have trouble deciding which one's to leave off.

"There's Nothing That The Proper Attitude Won't Render Funkable!"

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Reply #19 posted 11/19/10 7:18pm

Paris9748430

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #20 posted 11/19/10 7:58pm

NONSENSE

You and I

Hollywood

Dream Maker

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Reply #21 posted 11/19/10 8:01pm

minneapolisFun
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12 inch mix for the win.

You're so glam, every time I see you I wanna slam!
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Reply #22 posted 11/19/10 8:17pm

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1 : Moon Child

2 : Dance With Me

3 : Cold Blooded

dancing jig

[Edited 11/19/10 20:19pm]

Life has a way of making you live it. . . .
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Reply #23 posted 11/19/10 10:46pm

novabrkr

1. Doin' It

2. New York Town

3. Mary Jane

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Reply #24 posted 11/19/10 11:00pm

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hmmm Ok, not as easy as I thought.

1. Give It To Me Baby or You and I

2. Fire and Desire

3. Cold Blooded

"Funkyslsistah… you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude"!
"It's just my imagination, once again running away with me."
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Reply #25 posted 11/20/10 7:39am

SoulAlive

treaux said:

3. Call Me Up--Hello, may I speak to Rick James, please? The timbale solo @ 2:50 is bonkers as is the whole song!

I love this song! music this could have been a single.

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Reply #26 posted 11/20/10 7:51am

PDogz

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SoulAlive said:

treaux said:

3. Call Me Up--Hello, may I speak to Rick James, please? The timbale solo @ 2:50 is bonkers as is the whole song!

I love this song! music this could have been a single.

nod I'm only realizing now that it wasn't. Unbelievable (I played it enough to have been a single though, lol). I just ran a quick check; doesn't seem to be on any of his "Greatest Hits" or "Anthology" discs either. That's why you can't trust those sets; they leave off gems like "Call Me Up".

"There's Nothing That The Proper Attitude Won't Render Funkable!"

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Reply #27 posted 11/20/10 9:50am

JoeTyler

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A Top3 ??? that's as easy as fuck...

1.SuperFreak

2.Cold Blooded

3.Ghetto Life

tinkerbell
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Reply #28 posted 11/20/10 11:38am

Harlepolis

[Edited 11/20/10 11:39am]

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Reply #29 posted 11/20/10 12:43pm

Timmy84

Right now:

Fire It Up
Teardrops

Doin' It

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