Uncle Funk's Top 5 Disco Records!
We caught up with everyone’s favourite resident party-starters, Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband, this week to quiz them on their top 5 Disco records - and The results make quite the perfect playlist! Take it away, simon…
1) Chic – Le Freak
The ultimate disco song! Le Freak always gets a cheer when we perform it – it ignites the dance-floor! A US number 1 for 7 weeks in 1979 and written about the iconic New York night club Studio 54, Le Freak is a timeless classic.
2) Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind & Fire are the undisputed kings of disco. We feature three of their songs in our set and they’re all band favourites! If we ever need to break any dance-floor ice, the trump card is Earth, Wind & Fire!
3) Heatwave – Boogie Nights
Written by Rod Temperton, Heatwave’s keyboard player (who also wrote Thriller for Michael Jackson!), Boogie Nights has a particular funky bass groove. We have our own dance-step for this song that we do with our audiences!
4) Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
One of the highlights of our career was having 5000 burly bikers singing the chorus back to us at our headline slot at Silverstone’s MOTO GP event! An absolute classic and staple of our live sets!
5) Sister Sledge – Lost In Music
We can’t wait to support the Queens of Disco at the Cambridge Club Festival! Lost In Music was written by Chic and has their classic disco groove. It’s a huge disco song that we love performing….but we’ll leave it out of our set just this once so Sister Sledge can show us how it’s done! :-)