1. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
It’s safe to say that there’s no chance you haven’t danced to this. It’s simply an impossibility. But before funk one-hit wonders Wild Cherry conquered the charts in 1976 and made hips sway, they were a hard rockin’ band that just couldn’t catch a break.
The idea for the song came when they were playing at a club to a less than responsive audience. Someone shouted the now infamous line at them. Band frontman Rob Parissi was listening, and the idea stuck. All it took was a genre shift!