"It's My Party" was a No. Jonny Ensall, Composed by Minnesota’s Steven Greenberg for his jokily named studio band, Lipps Inc, ‘Funkytown’ expresses a simple, repetitive yearning for the pulse of a bigger city, goosed by a killer ten-note synth riff. There’s a lot going on in The Gang’s 1973 hit, all of it good and all of it obscenely funky: the wandering, climbing bassline with a life of its own, the jumpy trumpets punctuating the journey, the joyous, manic scream that lets you know the song has kicked in properly... Oh, and those inimitable vocals? Originally, the Beastie Boys intended "Fight for Your Right" as a joke poking fun at mindless rock songs of the time. In case you ever wondered about the source of that squeal that so effectively ups the intensity of "Jump Around," it is a saxophone sample from "Shoot Your Shot" by Jr. Walker and the All-Stars. Jacko, too, gets spikey in his vocal delivery, snarling his way through in a way that suggest you really should beat it, if you know what’s good for you. “We don’t talk about the pan flute as being cool, usually,” Spotify’s Shanon Cook concedes. Regardless of the origin, it was a top 5 pop hit and is looked at fondly by a wide range of music fans. ‘Get Lucky’ finds the French duo switching its modus operandi from referencing classic disco music to actually creating it: the single features (and was co-written by) Chic star and producer Nile Rodgers (yep, him again), as well as hip hop mastermind Pharrell Williams – who, you may be interested to know, heard about the project from Daft Punk at a Madonna party. Originally popular as a college radio and alternative club hit in the early 1980s, the Violent Femmes' "Blister in the Sun" spread to a larger audience when included on the soundtrack to the 1997 movie "Grosse Pointe Blank." This song helped make Ja Rule a star. When he realized there wasn’t enough blood to achieve the effect he wanted, he went to the butcher’s shop and blended some animal blood with his own. Once it starts to spin, you really feel like you could party until the end of time. If you've ever attended a house party in your life, you've heard this song. ‘All Night Long (All Night)’ also made our list of the best ’80s songs. Go on, let it funk you up. Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. Unfortunately for the Bangles, one of their least favorite of their recordings is one of their most memorable. We’re not entirely convinced MJ himself quite knew what enough was; otherwise he might have stopped, eh? Earth, Wind & Fire proved that September is the funkiest. Usher has created the perfect song for you in "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love." Joshua Rothkopf, You don’t have to be a ‘90s bitch to adore Icona Pop’s empowering dancefloor filler. Eddy Frankel, ‘Slicker than your average.’ No, not Craig David, but Notorious BIG, whose defining hit proves just how well-lubricated the Brooklyn rapper’s rhymes could be. One thick bassline, two guitars grinding up against each other and a double drum fill, and you're plunged into the band’s sexy, scary, psycho world, slicing up eyeballs and shrieking like a demon.