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Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (1976)

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (1976) WLCY Radio
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"Play That Funky Music" is a song written by Rob Parissi and recorded by the band Wild Cherry. The performers on the classic recording included the members of the band at the time: lead singer Parissi, guitarist Bryan Bassett, bassist Allen Wentz and drummer Ron Beitle, with session horn players Chuck Berginc, Jack Brndiar, Joe Eckert and Rick Singer hired to play the horn riff that runs throughout the track's verses. The single hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 18, 1976, and was also number one on the Hot Soul Singles chart. The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of over 2 million records, eventually selling 2.5 million in the United States alone.

The song listed at no. 73 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time.
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