Who Sang Play That Funky Music? Wild Cherry

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Release information
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul
Style: Pop Rock/Funk/Disco
length: 4:59
membranophone: Ronald Beitle
lead vocals: Robert W. Parissi
electric guitar: Bryan Bassett and Robert W. Parissi
additional: Allen Wentz, Bryan Bassett and Ronald Beitle
electric bass guitar & synthesizer: Allen Wentz
Hey do it now yeah hey

Yeah, there was a funky singer
Playin' in a rock and roll band
And never had no problems yeah
Burnin' down one night stands
And everything around me, yeah
Got to stop to feelin' so low
And I decided quickly, yes I did
To disco down and check out the show
Yeah they was

Dancin' and singin' and movin' to the groovin'
And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Lay down that boogie and play that funky music till you die
Till you die, oh till you die

Spoken ( Gonna play that electified funky music ,, yeah )

Spoken: Hey wait a minute
Now first it wasn't easy
Changin' rock and roll and minds
And things were getting shaky
I thought I'd have to leave it behind
But now its so much better ( spoken: its so much better )
I'm funking out in every way
But I'll never lose that feelin' ( spoken: no I won't)
Of how I learned my lesson that day

When they were
Dancin' and singin' and movin' to the groovin'
And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Lay down that boogie and play that funky music till you die
Till you die, oh till you die

They shouted play that funky music
Play that funky music
Play that funky music
Gotta keep on playin' funky music
Play that funky music

Tracklist
  • 1 Play That Funky Music
  • 2 The Lady Wants Your Money
  • 3 99 1/2
  • 4 Don't Go Near the Water
  • 5 Nowhere to Run
  • 6 I Feel Sanctified
  • 7 Hold On
  • 8 Get It Up
  • 9 What in the Funk Do You See

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin