Marini Dan The Steps - Mainkan Musikmu (Play That Funky Music in Indonesian)

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Published
From '' Pop Disco Vol. II ''
Label: Irama Tara ‎– IT-084
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Indonesia

Tracklist
A1 Ratu Pinggul
A2 Mainkan Musikmu
A3 Demam Disco
A4 Kau Kembali Padanya
A5 Kuingin Dekatmu
B1 Sejuta Cinta
B2 Dengar Musik Dansa
B3 Ku Belum Mau Bercinta
B4 Lagak Gaya Si Dia
B5 Dara Dan Pesta

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"Play That Funky Music" is a song written by Rob Parissi and recorded by the band Wild Cherry.
The single was the first released by the Cleveland-based Sweet City record label in April 1976 and distributed by Epic Records.
The performers on the recording included lead singer Parissi, electric guitarist Bryan Bassett, bassist Allen Wentz, and drummer Ron Beitle, with session players Chuck Berginc, Jack Brndiar (trumpets), and Joe Eckert and Rick Singer (saxes) on the horn riff that runs throughout the song's verses.

The single hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 18, 1976; it 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 and eventually sold 2.5 million in the United States alone.

The song was listed at No. 93 on Billboard magazine's "All-Time Top 100 Songs" in 2018.
It was also the group's only US Top 40 song.

Chart performance

Chart (1976) / Peak position

Australia (Kent Music Report) / 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) / 6
Canada Top Singles (RPM) / 2
Germany (Official German Charts) / 42
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) / 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[ / 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) / 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) / 7
US Billboard Hot 100 / 1
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles / 1
US Billboard National Disco Action Top 30 / 12
US Cash Box / 1
US Record World / 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1976) / Position

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) / 88
Canada Top Singles (RPM) / 34
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) / 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100) / 29
US Billboard Hot 100 / 5
US Cash Box / 2

Chart (1977) / Position

Australia (Kent Music Report) / 55

Vanilla Ice version

American rapper Vanilla Ice later released a song featuring an interpretation of "Play That Funky Music".
Based on this single, the independent record label Ichiban Records signed Vanilla Ice to a record deal, releasing the album Hooked in January 1989, containing "Play That Funky Music" and its B-side, "Ice Ice Baby".

Songwriter Robert Parissi was not credited.
Parissi was later awarded $500,000 in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Although it did not initially catch on, its B-side, "Ice Ice Baby", gained more success when a disc jockey played that track instead of the single's A-side.

Following the success of "Ice Ice Baby", "Play That Funky Music" was reissued as its own single (with new lyrics), and peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and no. 10 in the UK.

Other cover versions

In 1988, the band Roxanne reached number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a cover version.

Usage in other media

The song appears on the open show Ces Gars-Là, a French-Canadian show on V Télé featuring the stand-up comic Sugar Sammy and Simon-Olivier Fecteau.
Category
Funky