Biggest Stars

RIIZE
RIIZE
KORFunk

RIIZE

KORR&BFunk
Bee Gees
Bee Gees
AUSMainstream Pop

Bee Gees

AUSPopMainstream Pop
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
GBRFunk

Amy Winehouse

GBRR&BFunk
Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
USAFunk

Marvin Gaye

USAR&BFunk
Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire
USAFunk

Earth, Wind & Fire

USAR&BFunk
Prince
Prince
USAFunk

Prince

USAR&BFunk
Anderson .Paak
Anderson .Paak
USAFunk

Anderson .Paak

USAR&BFunk
Purple Disco Machine
Purple Disco Machine
DEUHouse

Purple Disco Machine

DEUElectronicHouse
Jungle
Jungle
GBRNeo Soul

Jungle

GBRR&BNeo Soul
Marc Rebillet
Marc Rebillet
USAFunk

Marc Rebillet

USAR&BFunk
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
GBRFunk

Jamiroquai

GBRR&BFunk
Otis Redding
Otis Redding
USASoul

Otis Redding

USAR&BSoul
Kool & The Gang
Kool & The Gang
USAContemporary R&B

Kool & The Gang

USAR&BContemporary R&B
Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross
USAFunk

Luther Vandross

USAR&BFunk
James Brown
James Brown
USAFunk

James Brown

USAR&BFunk
Ben E. King
Ben E. King
USAFunk

Ben E. King

USAR&BFunk
Barry White
Barry White
USAFunk

Barry White

USAR&BFunk
Thundercat
Thundercat
USAFunk

Thundercat

USAR&BFunk
The Commodores
The Commodores
USAFunk

The Commodores

USAR&BFunk
George Benson
George Benson
USASmooth Jazz

George Benson

USAJazzSmooth Jazz
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

Prince
Prince
USAFunk

Prince

USAR&BFunk
128.1K radio spins
Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire
USAFunk

Earth, Wind & Fire

USAR&BFunk
112.8K radio spins
Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
USAFunk

Marvin Gaye

USAR&BFunk
91.9K radio spins
Barry White
Barry White
USAFunk

Barry White

USAR&BFunk
77.5K radio spins
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
GBRFunk

Amy Winehouse

GBRR&BFunk
65.4K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
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September
September
4.5M streams
2
Come and Get Your Love - Single Version
Come and Get Your Love - Single Version
2.6M streams
3
Easy
Easy
1.8M streams
4
Funny Thing
Funny Thing
1.8M streams
5
Boogie Wonderland
Boogie Wonderland
1.8M streams
6
Them Changes
Them Changes
1.5M streams
7
Let's Groove
Let's Groove
1.5M streams
8
Virtual Insanity - Remastered
Virtual Insanity - Remastered
871K streams
9
Green Onions
Green Onions
829.3K streams
10
Fire on the Bayou
Fire on the Bayou
717.7K streams
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Come and Get Your Love - Single Version

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Funny Thing

5

Boogie Wonderland

6

Them Changes

7

Let's Groove

8

Virtual Insanity - Remastered

9

Green Onions

10

Fire on the Bayou

Top Spotify Playlists

Disco Forever
Disco Forever
Spotify
1.5M followers
This Is Amy Winehouse
This Is Amy Winehouse
Spotify
1M followers
Funk Outta Here
Funk Outta Here
Spotify
829.6K followers
This Is Prince
This Is Prince
Spotify
776.3K followers
Funky Jams
Funky Jams
Spotify
554.4K followers
All Funked Up
All Funked Up
Spotify
396.4K followers

Subgenre Popularity

Music stats for top 3,000 artists last month

Top Countries

    Top Cities

      • 3.3K
      • 708.5M
      • N/A
      • 1.7M
      3.3K
      Funk artists
      Spotify
      708.5M
      Streams on Spotify
      YouTube
      0
      Views on YouTube
      Radio Airplay
      1.7M
      Radio spins
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      Questions? We have answers

      Overview of Funk music

      Funk music emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, primarily in African American communities in the United States. It was a musical genre that blended soul, R&B, and jazz with a heavy emphasis on rhythm and groove.

      Funk music was characterized by its syncopated basslines, complex drum patterns, and use of brass instruments. The lyrics of funk songs often addressed social and political issues, and the music itself was seen as a form of protest against the status quo. Funk music had a significant influence on subsequent genres, including hip hop and electronic dance music.

      Despite its popularity, funk music was often overlooked by mainstream audiences, and many of its pioneers and innovators were not recognized for their contributions until years after their music had been released.

      Which musicians and bands defined Funk music?

      The most famous funk musicians and bands include James Brown, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

      Other notable funk artists include Rick James, Cameo, The Bar-Kays, and Kool & the Gang. Funk music has had a significant influence on many other genres, including hip-hop, R&B, and rock.

      Which songs and albums defined Funk music?

      Funk music has a vibrant and influential history, encompassing a wide range of exceptional songs and albums that have left an indelible mark on the genre. From its origins in the 1960s to its continued relevance today, here is a brief history highlighting some of the best funk music songs and albums:

      "Superfly" by Curtis Mayfield (1972): Curtis Mayfield's soundtrack album for the film "Superfly" is a seminal work in funk music. With its gritty grooves, socially conscious lyrics, and Mayfield's soulful vocals, tracks like "Pusherman" and the title track became iconic representations of the funk genre.

      "Mothership Connection" by Parliament (1975): Parliament's "Mothership Connection" introduced the world to their distinctive brand of funk. This landmark album, featuring tracks like "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" and "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)," showcased the band's funky instrumentation, imaginative storytelling, and larger-than-life persona.

      "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic (1971): Funkadelic's "Maggot Brain" album pushed the boundaries of funk and showcased their unique blend of psychedelic rock and funk. The 10-minute title track, characterized by Eddie Hazel's searing guitar solo, remains a funk masterpiece that transcends traditional genre conventions.

      "Off the Wall" by Michael Jackson (1979): Although primarily associated with pop music, Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" album infused elements of funk into his sound. Tracks like "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and "Get on the Floor" incorporated infectious grooves and showcased Jackson's undeniable talent for blending genres.

      "Aquemini" by OutKast (1998): OutKast's "Aquemini" album blended funk, hip-hop, and soul to create a genre-defying masterpiece. Tracks like "Rosa Parks" and "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" showcased the duo's innovative production, unique lyricism, and their ability to seamlessly fuse different musical elements.

      Which music festivals and events represent Funk music?

      One of the most iconic music festivals for Funk music genre is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This festival celebrates the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and features a wide variety of artists with roots in Funk, such as The Meters and George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic.

      Another notable event is the Funk Fest, which is held in several cities across the United States, including Atlanta, Birmingham, and Orlando. This festival highlights some of the biggest names in Funk music, including legends like Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & The Gang.

      Additionally, the Essence Festival, held annually in New Orleans, features a mix of R&B and Funk artists, including Mary J. Blige and Bruno Mars.