The Best Funk Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians
1Vote List
tags 3,571 votes 336 voters 97,149 views 99 items f p @

The Best Funk Bands/Artists

Funk originated in the 1960s as a rhythmic, danceable form of music that blended elements soul, jazz and R&B. Emphasizing harmony and melody and having a nasty bass line, the best funk bands have fans from all walks of life dancing and grooving to their sound. Over the years, funk music has only become more popular, even with its status as a subgenre. However, funk bands have evolved into incorporating elements of rock and electronic music into their sound. The best funk bands seamlessly united fans from across different sexes, races and nationalities behind their desire to lose themselves in the music, and yes, to dance.

So what are the best funk bands? Any list of funk bands must include the likes of George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince, Teena Marie, Kool & the Gang, Herbie Hancock and the Isley Brothers. These funk bands are widely known as some of the best in all of funk music and with good reason. Their hip shaking rhythms and groovy sound remain extremely popular and have influenced an entire generation of music listeners.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best funk bands. If you know funk music, feel free to chime in with your vote. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them.This list answers the questions "who are the best funk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest funk musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular funk bands that you might've heard of. (99 items)
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 48
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  2. 2
    + 47
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner California, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  3. 3
    + 122
    - 5

    Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  4. 4
    + 45
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  5. 5
    + 41
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  6. 6
    + 41
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner Vallejo, California, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  7. 7
    + 40
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  8. 8
    + 38
    - 1
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  9. 9
    + 37
    - 1
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  10. 10
    + 36
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner New York City, New York, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  11. 11
    + 36
    - 1
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  12. 12
    + 35
    - 1
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  13. 13
    + 35
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  14. 14
    + 48
    - 2

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  15. 15
    + 34
    - 1
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  16. 16
    + 43
    - 2

    California, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  17. 17
    + 42
    - 2
    ) open buy @ amazon
  18. 18
    + 75
    - 6
    No image

    Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  19. 19
    + 40
    - 2
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  20. 20
    + 39
    - 2
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  21. 21
    + 56
    - 4

    added by OliverBerger

    ) open buy @ amazon
  22. 22
    + 38
    - 2

    added by FunkyFunctioner Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  23. 23
    + 38
    - 2

    added by FunkyFunctioner London, United Kingdom

    ) open buy @ amazon
  24. 24
    + 38
    - 2
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  25. 25
    + 46
    - 3

    added by GeorgeE.Laster

    ) open buy @ amazon
  26. 26
    + 36
    - 2
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  27. 27
    + 36
    - 2

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  28. 28
    + 36
    - 2
    No image

    added by FunkyFunctioner

    ) open buy @ amazon
  29. 29
    + 54
    - 5

    Germany

    ) open buy @ amazon
  30. 30
    + 47
    - 4

    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  31. 31
    + 71
    - 9

    Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  32. 32
    + 57
    - 6

    added by GeorgeE.Laster

    ) open buy @ amazon
  33. 33
    + 66
    - 8

    added by GeorgeE.Laster Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  34. 34
    + 65
    - 8

    added by GeorgeE.Laster

    ) open buy @ amazon
  35. 35
    + 45
    - 4

    added by GeorgeE.Laster Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  36. 36
    + 59
    - 7

    added by GeorgeE.Laster

    ) open buy @ amazon
  37. 37
    + 63
    - 8

    added by GeorgeE.Laster New York City, New York, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  38. 38
    + 67
    - 10

    added by GeorgeE.Laster

    ) open buy @ amazon
  39. 39
    + 44
    - 6

    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  40. 40
    + 45
    - 9

    added by GeorgeE.Laster

    ) open buy @ amazon
  41. 41
    + 34
    - 5

    Santa Monica, California, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  42. 42
    + 53
    - 18

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  43. 43
    + 24
    - 10

    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  44. 44
    + 7
    - 1

    added by FunkyFunctioner Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  45. 45
    + 10
    - 4

    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  46. 46
    + 10
    - 5
    ) open buy @ amazon
  47. 47
    + 11
    - 6

    Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  48. 48
    + 9
    - 5

    Baytown, Texas, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
  49. 49
    + 11
    - 8
    ) open buy @ amazon
  50. 50
    + 9
    - 8

    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ) open buy @ amazon
100 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

plus...

more popular lists