Billboard #1 Hits: #404: “Play That Funky Music”- Wild Cherry. September 18, 1976. #1 for 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
- Single:”Play That Funky Music”- Wild Cherry
- Record Company- Epic
- Genre: Funk Rock
- Written by Rob Parissi
- Time: 3:12
- B-side:”The Lady Wants Your Money
- Album- Wild Cherry
- Grade: D+
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
Wild Cherry was a one-hit wonder group- but it was a big one which still gets a lot of air play today. These guys were a local band- but I am probably in a minority but I’ve always found it an annoying song. I give it a D+ on a local boys discount. Vanilla Ice would cover it a couple decades later and have a #4 hit with it- his version gets an F.