100 Greatest Funk Songs - Versions 1-2
The List From 11-16-05 to 8-7-08
  1. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine) Part I - James Brown
  2. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown & The Famous Flames
  3. Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & The Family Stone
  4. Tear the Roof Off the Sucker/Give Up the Funk - Parliament
  5. Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
  6. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
  7. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  8. Cissy Strut - The Meters
  9. One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic
10. Think (About It) - Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher)
11. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
12. War - Edwin Starr
13. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
14. More Bounce to the Ounce Part I - Zapp & Roger
15. It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
16. Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
17. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
18. When Doves Cry - Prince
19. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus (with vocals by Chaka Khan)
20. Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
21. Cold Sweat - James Brown & The Famous Flames
22. Out of Sight - James Brown & The Famous Flames
23. Backstabbers - The O'Jays
24. Fire - The Ohio Players
25. Rock Creek Park - The Blackbyrds
26. Give It to Me Baby - Rick James
27. Brick House - The Commodores
28. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
29. Shining Star - Earth, Wind, & Fire
30. Got To Give It Up Part I - Marvin Gaye
31. Keep on Truckin' Part I - Eddie Kendricks
32. Dazz - Brick
33. Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
34. Hollywood Singing - Kool & The Gang
35. Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) - B.T. Express
36. Super Freak Part I - Rick James
37. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
38. Say It Loud-I'm Black and I'm Proud, Part I - James Brown
39. For the Love of Money - The O'Jays
40. Express Yourself - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
41. Bootzilla - Bootsy's Rubber Band
42. Flash Light - Parliament
43. Car Wash - Rose Royce
44. Play That Funky Music (White Boy) - Wild Cherry
45. Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
46. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
47. Funky Broadway - Dyke & The Blazers/Wilson Pickett
48. God Made Me Funky - The Headhunters (a.k.a. Herbie Hancock et al.)
49. Expensive Shit - Fela Anikulapo Kuti
50. Right Off - Miles Davis
51. Running Away - Roy Ayers
52. Pass the Peas - The JBs
53. Bustin' Loose - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
54. Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me?) - The Gap Band
55. Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye
56. Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan with Rufus
57. Groove Me - King Floyd
58. Do It, Fluid - The Blackbyrds
59. What is Hip? - Tower of Power
60. Soul Power '74 - Maceo Parker & The Macks
61. I Know You Got Soul - Bobby Byrd
62. The Payback - James Brown
63. In the Bottle - Gil Scott-Heron
64. Little Red Corvette - Prince
65. Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
66. Doing it to Death - Fred Wesley & The JBs
67. (Who's) That Lady Part I? - The Isley Brothers
68. Cloud Nine - The Temptations
69. Freddie's Dead (Theme from "Superfly") - Curtis Mayfield
70. (Not Just) Knee Deep Part I - Funkadelic
71. N.T. Parts I and II - Kool & The Gang
72. Fight the Power, Parts I and II - The Isley Brothers
73. Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind, & Fire
74. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
75. Heartbeat - Taana Gardner
76. Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
77. I Can't Stand the Rain - Ann Peebles
78. The Message - Cymande
79. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
80. Sign O' the Times - Prince
81. You Dropped a Bomb on Me - The Gap Band
82. Low Rider - War
83. Love Rollercoaster - The Ohio Players
84. Slide - Slave
85. Ffun - Con Funk Shun
86. Word Up - Cameo
87. Too Hot to Stop - The Bar-Kays
88. Movin' - Brass Construction
89. I Found Lovin' - The Fatback Band
90. Cutie Pie - One Way
91. Funky Sensation - Gwen McCrae
92. Fencewalk - Mandrill
93. Be Thankful for What You've Got - William DeVaughn
94. Bring Down the Birds - Herbie Hancock
95. Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside
96. I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
97. (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again - LTD
98. Get the Funk Out Ma Face - The Brothers Johnson
99. Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady) - Natalie Cole
100. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up - Betty Davis
101. Sing a Simple Song - Sly & The Family Stone
102. Drop the Bomb - Trouble Funk
103. The Jam - Graham Central Station
104. Just Kissed My Baby - The Meters
105. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
106. Computer Love - Zapp & Roger
107. I Can Understand It - New Birth
108. Shine On - George Duke
109. I Gotcha - Joe Tex
110. I Get Lifted - George McCrae
111. Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further? - Lee Dorsey
112. Slippin' Into Darkness - War
113. She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) - Carl Carlton
114. Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne
115. Juicy Fruit - Mtume
116. All Night Long - Mary Jane Girls
117. We Got the Funk - Positive Force
118. Behind the Groove - Teena Marie
119. It's Just Begun - Jimmy Castor
120. (Fallin' Like) Dominoes - Donald Byrd
121. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
122. Breakdown Part I - Rufus Thomas
123. Let it Whip - The Dazz Band
124. Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
125. No Parking (On the Dancefloor) - Midnight Star
126. Jungle Love - The Time
127. Meeting in the Ladies Room - Klymaxx
128. Nasty Girl - Vanity 6
129. The Ghetto - Donny Hathaway
130. It's My Thing - Marva Whitney
131. Apache - Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band
132. Stretchin' Out (In a Rubber Band) - Bootsy's Rubber Band
133. Let a Woman Be a Woman/Let a Man Be a Man - Dyke & The Blazers
134. Early in the Morning - The Gap Band
135. Kiss - Prince
136. Up for the Down Stroke - Parliament
137. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) - Funkadelic
138. Get Down on It - Kool & The Gang
139. Upside Down (Inside Out) - Diana Ross
140. Why Can't We Be Friends? - War
141. White Horse - Laid Back
142. Disco to Go - The Brides of Funkenstein
143. Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis/The Brothers Johnson
144. Hangin' on a String (Contemplating) - Loose Ends
145. Backstrokin' - The Fatback Band
146. Hit N Run - The Bar-Kays
147. Too Tight - Con Funk Shun
148. Just a Touch of Love - Slave
149. Candy - Cameo
150. Zoom - Fat Larry's Band
151. Rise - Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass Band
152. I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit, Baby - Barry White
153. Tramp - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
154. The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
155. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis & The Kingpins
156. Glamorous Life - Sheila E.
157. Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
158. Joy and Pain - Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
159. Machine Gun - The Commodores
160. Actions Speak Louder Than Words - Hot Chocolate
161. Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
162. Nights Over Egypt - The Jones Girls
163. Don't Stop the Music - Yarbrough & Peoples
164. Brother's Gonna Work It Out - Willie Hutch
165. A Night to Remember - Shalamar
166. A Love Bizarre - Sheila E. & Prince
167. Outa-Space - Billy Preston
168. Superman Lover - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
169. Mama Feel Good - Lyn Collins
170. Take Me to the Mardi Gras - Bob James
171. Rockin' Chair - Gwen McCrae
172. Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
173. Can You Help Me? - Jesse Johnson
174. Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
175. Is it All Over My Face? - Loose Joint
176. Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack and Peace
177. Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw
178. Supernatural Thing - Ben E. King
179. I Can't Get Next to You - Al Green
180. Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix/Phil Upchurch
181. Could Heaven Ever Be Like This? - Idris Muhammad
182. Get Up Off of That Thang - James Brown
183. The Funky Worm - The Ohio Players
184. Chicken - The Weather Report
185. Beatmaker - Doris
186. I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky - Ripple
187. Atomic Dog - George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars
188. Funky Drummer, Parts I and II - James Brown
189. Weekend - Class Action
190. Burning Spear - S.O.U.L.
191. Sun is Here - Sun
192. Another Man - Barbara Mason
193. Moody - ESG
194. A Lover's Holiday - Change
195. Don't Look Any Further - Dennis Edwards and Siedah Garrett
196. The Message from the Soul Sisters, Parts I and II - Vicki Anderson
197. Who is He and What is He to You? - Creative Source
198. Some Skunk Funk - The Brecker Brothers
199. Get Ready - Rare Earth
200. Just An Illusion - Imagination


  *records that influenced funk, are hybrids, or warrant attention
  Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
  Green Onions - Booker T. & The MGs
  Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
  I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown & The Famous Flames
  Dance to the Music - Sly & The Family Stone
  Soul Man - Sam & Dave
  Also Sprach Zarathustra - Eumir Deodato
  Theme from SWAT - Rhythm Heritage
  Amen, Brother - The Winstons
  Rock the Casbah - The Clash
  I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
  I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up and Dance (Oops Upside Your Head) - The Gap Band
  It's a Trip - The Last Poets
  (I Wanna) Testify - The Parliaments

The List From 8-15-05 to 11-16-05
  1. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine) Part I - James Brown
  2. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
  3. Say It Loud (I'm Black, I'm Proud) - James Brown
  4. Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & The Family Stone
  5. Tear the Roof Off the Sucker/Give Up the Funk - George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
  6. Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
  7. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
  8. One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic
  9. Think (About It) - Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher)
10. Cissy Strut - The Meters
11. Funky Drummer - James Brown
12. Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
13. Cold Sweat - James Brown
14. Outta Sight - James Brown
15. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
16. Keep on Truckin' Part I - Eddie Kendricks
17. Flash Light - Parliament
18. Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations
19. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
20. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus & Chaka Khan
21. Fire - The Ohio Players
22. Pick Up the Pieces - The Average White Band
23. Dazz - Brick
24. Rock Creek Park - The Blackbyrds
25. Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) - B.T. Express
26. In the Bottle - Gil Scott-Heron
27. More Bounce to the Ounce Part I - Zapp & Roger
28. Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye
29. Do It, Fluid - The Blackbyrds
30. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
31. Express Yourself - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
32. Shining Star - Earth, Wind, & Fire
33. Running Away - Roy Ayers
34. Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
35. Doing it to Death - Fred Wesley & The JBs
36. Bustin' Loose - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
37. Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
38. Give It to Me Baby - Rick James
39. God Made Me Funky - The Headhunters (a.k.a. Herbie Hancock et al.)
40. Funky Broadway - Dyke & The Blazers
41. Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
42. Bootzilla - Bootsy's Rubber Band
43. Brick House - The Commodores
44. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
45. For the Love of Money - The O'Jays
46. It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
47. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
48. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
49. Super Freak Part I - Rick James
50. When Doves Cry - Prince
51. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
52. Low Rider - War
53. Car Wash - Rose Royce
54. Le Freak (Freak Out) - Chic
55. Soul Man - Sam & Dave
56. Groove Me - King Floyd
57. Play That Funky Music (White Boy) - Wild Cherry
58. Soul Power '74 - Maceo Parker & The Macks
59. I Know You Got Soul - Bobby Byrd
60. The Message - Cymande
61. Drop the Bomb - Trouble Funk
62. Right Off - Miles Davis
63. Got To Give It Up Part I - Marvin Gaye
64. Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan with Rufus
65. Hollywood Singing - Kool & The Gang
66. War! (What is it Good For?) - Edwin Starr
67. Why Can't We Be Friends? - War
68. Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
69. Pass the Peas - The JBs
70. Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix/Phil Upchurch
71. I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit, Baby - Barry White
72. Movin' - Brass Construction
73. Joy and Pain - Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
74. Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis/The Brothers Johnson
75. I Get Lifted - George McCrae
76. Slide - Slave
77. Too Tight - Con Funk Shun
78. Hit and Run - The Bar-Kays
79. Word Up - Cameo
80. I Found Lovin' - The Fatback Band
81. Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me?) - The Gap Band
82. The Jam - Graham Central Station
83. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
84. What is Hip? - Tower of Power
85. Sophisicated Lady (She's a Different Lady) - Natalie Cole
86. I Gotcha - Joe Tex
87. Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind, & Fire
88. Fight the Power Parts I and II - The Isley Brothers
89. Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
90. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
91. Just Kissed My Baby - The Meters
92. Good Times - Chic
93. Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
94. Grazing in the Grass - Friends of Distinction
95. Get the Funk Out Ma Face - The Brothers Johnson
96. Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further? - Lee Dorsey
97. Expensive Shit - Fela Anikulapo Kuti
98. The Payback - James Brown
99. Computer Love - Zapp & Roger
100. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up - Betty Davis
101. Freddie's Dead (Theme from "Superfly") - Curtis Mayfield
102. Get Down on It - Kool & The Gang
103. Can You Help Me? - Jesse Johnson
104. Fencewalk - Mandrill
105. (Not Just) Knee Deep Part I - Funkadelic
106. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) - Funkadelic
107. The Breakdown Part I - Rufus Thomas
108. Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
109. Sing a Simple Song - Sly & The Family Stone
110. N.T. Parts I and II - Kool & The Gang
111. The Funky Worm - The Ohio Players
112. Love Rollercoaster - The Ohio Players
113. Up for the Down Stroke - Parliament
114. Shine On - George Duke
115. I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
116. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis & The Kingpins
117. Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett
118. The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
119. Beatmaker - Doris
120. (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again - LTD
121. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
122. Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
123. Nights Over Egypt - The Jones Girls
124. Supernatural Thing - Ben E. King
125. I Can't Get Next to You - Al Green
126. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
127. Behind the Groove - Teena Marie
128. Funky Sensation - Gwen McCrae
129. White Horse - Laid Back
130. We Got the Funk - Positive Force
131. Soul Makossa - Manu DiBango
132. Rise - Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass Band
133. Hangin' on a String (Contemplating) - Loose Ends
134. Is it All Over My Face? - Loose Joint
135. Let's Start II Dance - Hamilton Bohannon
136. Disco to Go - The Brides of Funkenstein
137. The Ghetto - Donny Hathaway
138. Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne
139. She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) - Carl Carlton
140. Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside
141. Thriller - Michael Jackson
142. Backstabbers - The O'Jays
143. Slippin' Into Darkness - War
144. Machine Gun - The Commodores
145. Zoom - Fat Larry's Band
146. You Dropped a Bomb on Me - The Gap Band
147. Let it Whip - The Dazz Band
148. All Night Long - Mary Jane Girls
149. Juicy Fruit - Mtume
150. Glamorous Life - Sheila E.
151. (Who's) That Lady Part I - The Isley Brothers
152. Shakey Ground - The Temptations
153. Kiss - Prince & The Revolution
154. Little Red Corvette - Prince
155. Upside Down (Inside Out) - Diana Ross
156. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
157. Candy - Cameo
158. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
159. And the Beat Goes On - The Whispers
160. No Parking on the Dancefloor - Midnight Star
161. Brother's Gonna Work It Out - Willie Hutch
162. Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
163. Outa-Space - Billy Preston
164. It's Just Begun - Jimmy Castor
165. Superman Lover - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
166. Black Byrd - Donald Byrd
167. Meeting in the Ladies Room - Klymaxx
168. Jungle Love - The Time
169. Nasty Girl - Vanity 6
170. Heartbeat - Taana Gardner
171. Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
172. Cutie Pie - One Way
173. Atomic Dog - George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars
174. Early in the Morning - The Gap Band
175. Sign O' the Times - Prince
176. Don't Push It, Don't Force It - Leon Haywood
177. Jungle Jazz - Kool & The Gang
178. When I Think of You - Janet Jackson
179. Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
180. I Can't Stand the Rain - Ann Peebles
181. Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack and Peace
182. Lover's Holiday - Change
183. I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar
184. Theme from SWAT - Rhythm Heritage
185. Don't Stop the Music - Yarbrough & Peoples
186. Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr. feat. Bill Withers
187. Get Up Offa That Thang - James Brown
188. Super Bad Part I - James Brown
189. Bra - Cymande
190. Cut the Cake - The Average White Band
191. I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky - Ripple
192. Call Me - Skyy
193. Screams of Passion - The Family
194. Just An Illusion - Imagination
195. A Love Bizarre - Sheila E. & Prince
196. Square Biz - Teena Marie
197. Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw
198. Rockin' Chair - Gwen McCrae
199. Cloud Nine - The Temptations
200. Fire on the Bayou - The Neville Brothers


  Rock the Casbah - The Clash
  The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
  Me, Myself, and I - De La Soul
  Da Butt - E.U.
  Grease Theme - Frankie Valli
  Barely Breathing Even - Universal Robot Mind
  The Breaks Part I - Kurtis Blow
  Unwind Yourself - Marva Whitney
  Could Heaven Ever Be Like This? - Idris Muhammad
  King Tim III (Personality Jock) - The Fatback Band
  I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
  Also Sprach Zarathustra - Eumir Deodato

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