Who Sang What in the Funk Do You See? Wild Cherry

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Release information
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul
Style: Pop Rock/Funk/Disco
length: 3:26
membranophone: Ronald Beitle
lead vocals: Robert W. Parissi
electric guitar: Bryan Bassett
additional: Bryan Bassett, Allen Wentz and Ronald Beitle
electric bass guitar & synthesizer: Allen Wentz
solo electric guitar: Robert W. Parissi

Hey, is it the beat that makes you wanna dance?
Is it the message that makes you take a chance?
Is it the melody that makes you wanna sing?
Is it the bump that makes you boogie on your thing? Yeah

(Ah, tell me what could it be) What could it be?
(Mama, tell me what in the funk do you see) What do you see?
(Ah, tell me what could it be) What could it be?
(Mama, tell me what in the funk do you see)
Oh, whatever it is, it's really got a hold on me, yeah
Yeah, yeah, hey

Yeah, woke up one night and feelin' so strange
This rank of music was playing in my brain
The mass confusion is drivin' me insane
The hell with Woodstock, I'm goin' on Soul Train, yeah

(Ah, tell me what could it be) What could it be?
(Mama, tell me what in the funk do you see) What do you see?
(Ah, tell me what could it be) What could it be?
(Mama, tell me what in the funk do you see)
Oh, whatever it is, it's really got a hold on me, yeah
Yeah
Mm-hmm

Yeah, hey, hey
(Ah, tell me what could it be) What could it be?
(Mama, tell me what in the funk do you see) What do you see?
(Ah, tell me what could it be) What could it be?
(Mama, tell me what in the funk do you see) Yeah, hey, yeah

(Ah, tell me what could it be) What do you see, baby?
(Mama, tell me what in the funk do you see) Tell me what in the funk do you see
(Ah, tell me what could it be) Hey, come on, yeah, what could it be?
(Mama, tell me what in the funk do you see) Tell me what in the funk do you see
Whatever it is, it's really got a hold on me, yeah
Come on, do it, yeah
Oh, got a hold on me, yeah
Feel just like James Brown, yeah
I'm goin' on Soul Train
Come watch me dance


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