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Are there any students or young people interested in disco and funk music?

I have to admit that one of my biggest guilty pleasures of all time is listening to disco and funk music from the late 70s and early 80s. I don’t know what it is but there is just something I absolutely love about these genres. Perhaps it’s the funky baselines, the lively guitar chords or vocals. It’s that kind of music you just want to put on in the car and cruise along at full volume with the window down.

I expect most people will have heard of the main disco groups (Chic, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross etc), but there are a few more obscure songs that I really like, which a lot of young people probably won’t have heard of.

Some of my favourites are:


Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots

Stacy Lattisaw - Jump To The Beat

Evelyn Champagne King - Love Come Down

Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya

Linx - You’re Lying

Change - The Glow Of Love

Positive Force - We Got The Funk

Raw Silk - Do It To The Music

Loose Ends - Hanging On A String

First Choice - Love Thang

Roy Ayers - Running Away

Freeez - Southern Freeez

Funkadelic - Not Just Knee Deep

Brand New Heavies - Dream Come True
(more 90s Acid Jazz, but it's on my disco funk playlist)

I’m also fascinated by how many disco and funk songs have been sampled by hip hop and dance groups over the years, which are also genres that I really enjoy and goes to show how songs released decades ago are still loved by generations down the line. I’m currently listening to “The Best Disco Album In The World” CD* in my car, which my parents used to put on when I was a young child. I guess that’s what sparked my interest in the genre in the first place.

Do any other young people have an interest in the genre, or perhaps one or two songs they really enjoy?

* PS: Does anyone else still listen to CDs these days? I can’t get my head around using Spotify in my car, but then I guess it is quite a few years old.
i've listened to a few of those songs ( hanging on a string, i shoulda loved ya + lots of diana ross) because my dad's really into that kind of music and burned me a CD :smile:
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Original post by kamdi_anamdi
i've listened to a few of those songs ( hanging on a string, i shoulda loved ya + lots of diana ross) because my dad's really into that kind of music and burned me a CD :smile:

That's very thoughtful of him to do that haha. Some of those songs we don't have on CD, so might be tempted to do that as well if I have the time. Haven't burned a CD in years 🙂
Original post by Peter187
I have to admit that one of my biggest guilty pleasures of all time is listening to disco and funk music from the late 70s and early 80s. I don’t know what it is but there is just something I absolutely love about these genres. Perhaps it’s the funky baselines, the lively guitar chords or vocals. It’s that kind of music you just want to put on in the car and cruise along at full volume with the window down.
I expect most people will have heard of the main disco groups (Chic, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross etc), but there are a few more obscure songs that I really like, which a lot of young people probably won’t have heard of.
Some of my favourites are:
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Stacy Lattisaw - Jump To The Beat
Evelyn Champagne King - Love Come Down
Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya
Linx - You’re Lying
Change - The Glow Of Love
Positive Force - We Got The Funk
Raw Silk - Do It To The Music
Loose Ends - Hanging On A String
First Choice - Love Thang
Roy Ayers - Running Away
Freeez - Southern Freeez
Funkadelic - Not Just Knee Deep
Brand New Heavies - Dream Come True
(more 90s Acid Jazz, but it's on my disco funk playlist)
I’m also fascinated by how many disco and funk songs have been sampled by hip hop and dance groups over the years, which are also genres that I really enjoy and goes to show how songs released decades ago are still loved by generations down the line. I’m currently listening to “The Best Disco Album In The World” CD* in my car, which my parents used to put on when I was a young child. I guess that’s what sparked my interest in the genre in the first place.
Do any other young people have an interest in the genre, or perhaps one or two songs they really enjoy?
* PS: Does anyone else still listen to CDs these days? I can’t get my head around using Spotify in my car, but then I guess it is quite a few years old.

That sounds like an awesome guilty pleasure! Disco and funk music from the late 70s and early 80s have such a unique energy and vibe that can't help but make you feel good. Whether it's the funky basslines, lively guitar chords, or infectious vocals, there's something about those genres that just gets you moving. And cruising along in the car with the windows down, blasting that music at full volume sounds like the perfect way to enjoy it!

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