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The only version I know and mean is the one I linked to on youtube, or here at spotify. It's not really sung, more of a chant or even rap, but not spoken word, and has nothing to do with getting a hit. And it sure is funky.
Looks like it's not available in the US. Here's what I had:

https://open.spotify.com/track/4m6dOBwSvEZdRVtoEtFiy6

Basically, it's part of an album that talks about various German hits, I think. I really need to relearn German.
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Looks like it's not available in the US. Here's what I had:

https://open.spotify.com/track/4m6dOBwSvEZdRVtoEtFiy6

Basically, it's part of an album that talks about various German hits, I think. I really need to relearn German.
Oh yes, that's something completely different, 21 humorous stories about big German hits, not the real thing. Is the youtube link also inavailable in the US?
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The YouTube link worked -- I definitely would have added it, but the playlist is on Spotify. Thanks for the suggestion! Also for posting at zero dark hundred, I imagine, if you're anywhere near Germany.
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The YouTube link worked -- I definitely would have added it, but the playlist is on Spotify. Thanks for the suggestion! Also for posting at zero dark hundred, I imagine, if you're anywhere near Germany.
Zero dark hundred is nothing special for me, I'm a night owl. And I had to adapt my SDMB schedule to US business hours .
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This one gets a bit funky in the breaks
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OK, I've added Wasted. Johnny Q, I'd consider adding it if the rest of the song didn't contribute to a total of 9 minutes. The funk to non-funk ratio is too high.

I've also added Walk This Way by Aerosmith, which was already a rap song before Run DMC got a hold of it.

What about Lights Out by Royal Blood? The bridge seems really funky to me, not sure if that's sufficient.
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I didn't name any Aerosmith because I thought maybe they fell into that same grey area the Stones do, but Sight for Sore Eyes is an option for a funky deep cut instead of a well-known hit.

And I guess if Aerosmith qualify than Thin Lizzy does too, with something like Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed.
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I didn't name any Aerosmith because I thought maybe they fell into that same grey area the Stones do, but Sight for Sore Eyes is an option for a funky deep cut instead of a well-known hit.

And I guess if Aerosmith qualify than Thin Lizzy does too, with something like Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed.
OK, I'll add those and then delete the less funky Aerosmith one after I've given them both a listen. If you had to choose only one Stones song, which would it be? Has to be the funkiest, not the best.
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OK, I'll add those and then delete the less funky Aerosmith one after I've given them both a listen. If you had to choose only one Stones song, which would it be? Has to be the funkiest, not the best.
That's tough, they had several very funky songs, most of them already mentioned in this thread. But one that has not been posted yet is Hot Stuff, and that's maybe their most bare bone funk track.
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Thomas Dolby - "Hyperactive"
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I love Dolby, like Hyperactive, but think he had much funkier tracks on the Aliens Ate My Buick album. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_Ate_My_Buick

'May the Cube be With You' is the obvious choice on that album, but 'Airhead' has some funk to the rhythm. Though George Clinton is listed as having written 'Hot Sauce', I don't think it's as funky as other tracks on the album.
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Go well before "Naked", and listen to "Fear of Music," and "Remain In Light.". Songs like I Zimbra, Born Under Punches, Crosseyed and Painless: all have that funk rhythm I think the OP is looking for. This is key though with the Heads: listen to the live stuff. IMHO, for a lot of their studio tracks, they were way too tight and rigid. Their live music was much more free flowing. There's an Italian broadcast of one of their concerts, floating around YouTube. Before the Stop Making Sense tour. Great versions of the above songs in that concert.
Add a few tracks from Speaking In Tongues: Girlfriend is Better, and Making Flippy Floppy.. Let me keep wandering around youtube, and I'm sure I'll find some more.

Again, I think the live tracks are better, (Stop Making Sense, that RAI concert I mentioned earlier, but the studio stuff is still awfully funky.
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Add a few tracks from Speaking In Tongues: Girlfriend is Better, and Making Flippy Floppy.. Let me keep wandering around youtube, and I'm sure I'll find some more.

Again, I think the live tracks are better, (Stop Making Sense, that RAI concert I mentioned earlier, but the studio stuff is still awfully funky.
Tina Weymouth added a lot of funk to the Talking Head, but I agree that Girlfriend is Better is a winner. I'll add it.

Nobody, that song isn't that funky -- do they have any really funky deep tracks?

Shoeless and GG, which Dolby song should I choose? I know Hyperactive and it is pretty funky. I'll give the others a listen.

I'll reduce the Stones selection to Hot Stuff.
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OK, added!

Thomas Dolby has very few songs on Spotify and Hyperactive isn't one of them.
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Difficult-to-categorize Austrian band, KONTRUST, can get pretty funky!


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Tina Weymouth added a lot of funk to the Talking Head, but I agree that Girlfriend is Better is a winner. I'll add it....
Bernie Worrell may have had a little to do with it too... Do take a listen through Fear of Music and Remain in Light though.

For Dolby, I'd recommend May The Cube Be With You as his funkiest song. At least the one that sounds the most like he's aping Funkadelic. I'd link, but copying/pasting youtube links on mobile is a PITA. Easy to google.
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Another band that might qualify is Clutch. Particularly "A Quick Death in Texas". https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OOH_EXLwZq8

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For Dolby, I'd recommend May The Cube Be With You as his funkiest song. At least the one that sounds the most like he's aping Funkadelic. I'd link, but copying/pasting youtube links on mobile is a PITA. Easy to google.
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Nobody, that song isn't that funky -- do they have any really funky deep tracks?
Not that I'm aware of.
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Would "Come Together" be considered funky? Probably not?

Rittersport: This one you won't be adding...One of my old bands - Mexican Power Authority - started off "Final Dignity" (from our 141-song Haiku...Gesundheit 2 X LP) with a funky bass line (before veering into a damaged ska ditty about a nurse approaching an old patient who's looking at the last thing he'll ever see - a Bugs Bunny rectal thermometer). (featuring, at end of song, Jason's wimpering, upon receiving said final dignity)

There, that is my funk contribution.
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Would "Come Together" be considered funky? Probably not?

Rittersport: This one you won't be adding...One of my old bands - Mexican Power Authority - started off "Final Dignity" (from our 141-song Haiku...Gesundheit 2 X LP) with a funky bass line (before veering into a damaged ska ditty about a nurse approaching an old patient who's looking at the last thing he'll ever see - a Bugs Bunny rectal thermometer). (featuring, at end of song, Jason's wimpering, upon receiving said final dignity)

There, that is my funk contribution.
Thanks! I would have added it, but no luck on Spotify.

Pretty cool sound! If it's your stuff, I think you can pay to have it added to Spotify -- I don't know how much it costs, though.
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Thanks! I would have added it, but no luck on Spotify.

Pretty cool sound! If it's your stuff, I think you can pay to have it added to Spotify -- I don't know how much it costs, though.
Thanks for the props - spotify's something I considered and still might do.

Bowie was mentioned earlier - can't remember if "Golden Years" was mentioned.
(not sure if there's too much intrinsic funk in DB [like there is in Talking Heads] to sorta disqualify him here.)
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Thanks for the props - spotify's something I considered and still might do.

Bowie was mentioned earlier - can't remember if "Golden Years" was mentioned.
(not sure if there's too much intrinsic funk in DB [like there is in Talking Heads] to sorta disqualify him here.)
I'm going to stick with Fame for Bowie. He has a fair amount of funky stuff, but nothing like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, for example.
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Except, I question designating Talking Heads as "non-funky" because they always had funk at the core from the beginning. I'm convinced David Byrne taught himself to play rhythm guitar off of James Brown records. Chris Frantz is an outspoken James Brown acolyte. Tina Weymouth's funkativity on the bass has already been noted.
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Except, I question designating Talking Heads as "non-funky" because they always had funk at the core from the beginning. I'm convinced David Byrne taught himself to play rhythm guitar off of James Brown records. Chris Frantz is an outspoken James Brown acolyte. Tina Weymouth's funkativity on the bass has already been noted.
I get where you're coming from. As a counter argument, I'd say that I really love that song.

It's not like they're Rick James or even the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Except, I question designating Talking Heads as "non-funky" because they always had funk at the core from the beginning. I'm convinced David Byrne taught himself to play rhythm guitar off of James Brown records. Chris Frantz is an outspoken James Brown acolyte. Tina Weymouth's funkativity on the bass has already been noted.
Not sure if that's addressing my post, which I admit could've been worded better, because I'm in total agreement about the funk element in TH.
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God, I hate that song. And, the track sounds like Looking for Clues anyway (up until the first chord change), so I feel like I can skip it.
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God, I hate that song. And, the track sounds like Looking for Clues anyway (up until the first chord change), so I feel like I can skip it.
Yeah, but love it or hate it, those horns are funk.
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I added Take the Money and Run from the Steve Miller Band. The initial drum fill, plus the drums throughout, are just too funky to ignore. And, I'm adding it even though the Texas, Fact is, Justice, Taxes sequence may be the worst rhymes in rock.
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I have one more suggestion and I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned yet:

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Part 2

Very funky rhythm guitar.
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I have one more suggestion and I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned yet:

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Part 2

Very funky rhythm guitar.
I don't know, I think it takes more than Nile-Rodgers-like chords to make the whole song funky.

How about something by Chicago? Those horns have promise.
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I don't know, I think it takes more than Nile-Rodgers-like chords to make the whole song funky.

How about something by Chicago? Those horns have promise.
Well, it's your choice, but I adore Nile Rodgers and think there isn't much more funky than playing like him. And Gilmour pulled it off.
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