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Your 10 favorite Gap Band songs

Name your 10 favorite Gap Band Songs. Hard to do but let's make it work

1. Early In The Morning

2. Party Lights

3. Shake A Leg

4. I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance(Oops Upside Your Head)

5. No Hiding Place

6. Talking Back

7. Jam The Motha

8. Outstanding

9. Wednesday Lover

10. Lonely Like Me

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Reply #1 posted 10/16/20 12:09am

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Oops Upside Your Head
You Dropped the Bomb on Me
Outstanding
Burn Rubber On Me
Yearning For Your Love
Early in the Morning

That's all I know, and I know that's not 10 razz
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Reply #2 posted 10/16/20 6:15am

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In no order:

"Season's No Reason to Change"
"Outstanding"
"Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)"
"Going in Circles"
"Party Train"
"You Dropped a Bomb on Me"
"Early in the Morning"
"Lonely Like Me"
"Gash Gash Gash"
"I Can't Get Over You"
"I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops Upside Your Head)"

That's 11 but since "Going in Circles" is a cover, I felt the need to to +1.
[Edited 10/16/20 17:47pm]
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Reply #3 posted 10/16/20 7:11am

RJOrion

Gash Gash Gash

Nothing Comes To Sleepers

Beep A Freak

Are You Living (great Earth Wind & Fire impersonation)

Outstanding

The Way

Humpin'

Yearnin For Your Love

Burn Rubber

Seasons No Reason To Change

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Reply #4 posted 10/16/20 7:12am

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Nothin' Comes To Sleepers
Not Guilty
I'm Ready (If You're Ready)
Party Lights (12" version)
Beep A Freak
Going In Circles (album version)
Easy Life
Humpin'
Early In The Morning (12" version) (I like the Robert Palmer version too)
Open Up Your Mind

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #5 posted 10/16/20 3:44pm

Abdul

1.Outstanding

2.Burn Rubber

3.Early In The Morning

4.Yearning For Your Love

5.Humpin'

6.Oops Upside your Head

7.Party Train

8.Who Do You Call

9.You Dropped A Bomb On Me

10.Lonely Like Me

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Reply #6 posted 10/16/20 5:41pm

SoulAlive

”Early In The Morning”
“Humpin”
“Outstanding (12” version)
“Yearning For Your Love”
“Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)”
“Oops (I Don’t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance)”
“Shake”
“No Hiding Place”
“Party Train”
“You Dropped A Bomb On Me”
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Reply #7 posted 10/17/20 10:23pm

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Nobody has "I Owe It To Myself" in their top ten? Mellow, funky and smooth, with Uncle Charlie doing his best Stevie Wonder impersonation at the end.

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Reply #8 posted 10/18/20 12:30pm

SoulAlive

80s funk/R&B flashback: "Early In The Morning" by the Gap Band (1982)

(191) The Gap Band - Earl... - YouTube

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Reply #9 posted 10/18/20 4:22pm

MickyDolenz

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solo Charlie:
Time
Come Into My Love Life
Now Ya Sayin' Bye
There Goes My Baby

Without You
No Words
I Still Have You
Forever Valentine

Hey Lover

Infectious (feat. Snoop Dogg)

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #10 posted 10/20/20 12:18am

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1. "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"
2. "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)"
3. "Early in the Morning"
4. "Outstanding"
5. "Automatic Brain"
6. "Beep a Freak"
7. "When I Look in Your Eyes"
8. "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops Upside Your Head)"
9. "Party Train"
10. "Season's No Reason to Change"

Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #11 posted 10/20/20 4:31am

Doalwa

I really like „The boys are back in Town“.
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Reply #12 posted 10/20/20 5:27am

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I got a playlist I compiled for black music in 1983 with the Gap's Jammin' album from that year included. While I haven't heard it all the way through, some of its songs have been popping up on shuffle and geez... I had to turn on my phone to see if it was really them. The songs are just so generic compared to their previous works.

Definitely a big drop off from IV.
[Edited 10/20/20 7:08am]
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Reply #13 posted 10/20/20 5:44am

RJOrion

The Gap Band were masters at stealing someone's sound and crafting their own hit records with it...

Are You Living = Earth Wind & Fire

The Way = The Doobie Brothers & Mike McDonald

Gash Gash Gash & Humpin = Parliament/Funkadelic

and a few of their early ballads were Stevie Wonder ripoffs

Confunshun, The BarKays, The GAP Band....all of em talented bands and part time thieves

[Edited 10/20/20 5:46am]

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Reply #14 posted 10/20/20 7:13am

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RJOrion said:

The Gap Band were masters at stealing someone's sound and crafting their own hit records with it...




Are You Living = Earth Wind & Fire


The Way = The Doobie Brothers & Mike McDonald


Gash Gash Gash & Humpin = Parliament/Funkadelic


and a few of their early ballads were Stevie Wonder ripoffs




Confunshun, The BarKays, The GAP Band....all of em talented bands and part time thieves

[Edited 10/20/20 5:46am]

"Talkin' Back" is another Parliament/Funkadelic pastiche. I can hear some Stevie in "You're My Everything" as well.

To be fair though, all of those songs were album cuts. The only time they lifted a style and it was a hit was "Oops Upside Your Head" (Parliament/Funkadelic) and that felt like more of a nod than a straight rip even though the ad libs and nuances were clear.
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Reply #15 posted 10/20/20 12:34pm

mrwiggles

MotownSubdivision said:

RJOrion said:

The Gap Band were masters at stealing someone's sound and crafting their own hit records with it...

Are You Living = Earth Wind & Fire

The Way = The Doobie Brothers & Mike McDonald

Gash Gash Gash & Humpin = Parliament/Funkadelic

and a few of their early ballads were Stevie Wonder ripoffs

Confunshun, The BarKays, The GAP Band....all of em talented bands and part time thieves

[Edited 10/20/20 5:46am]

"Talkin' Back" is another Parliament/Funkadelic pastiche. I can hear some Stevie in "You're My Everything" as well. To be fair though, all of those songs were album cuts. The only time they lifted a style and it was a hit was "Oops Upside Your Head" (Parliament/Funkadelic) and that felt like more of a nod than a straight rip even though the ad libs and nuances were clear.

Yes and Oops Upside The Head is note for note Brides Of Funkenstein DIsco To Go at the bridge. I enjoy some WGAP Funk from time to time though. I do agree, the Jammin' album left me cold at '83. I had a cassette of it on my way to college first year. There was a few songs on it. Jam The Motha. "Automatic Brain" was groovy off Gap VII.

[Edited 10/20/20 12:40pm]

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Reply #16 posted 10/20/20 12:42pm

SoulAlive

mrwiggles said:

MotownSubdivision said:

RJOrion said: "Talkin' Back" is another Parliament/Funkadelic pastiche. I can hear some Stevie in "You're My Everything" as well. To be fair though, all of those songs were album cuts. The only time they lifted a style and it was a hit was "Oops Upside Your Head" (Parliament/Funkadelic) and that felt like more of a nod than a straight rip even though the ad libs and nuances were clear.

Yes and Oops Upside The Head is note for note Brides Of Funkenstein DIsco To Go at the bridge. I enjoy some WGAP Funk from time to time though. I do agree, the Jammin' album left me cold at '83. I had a cassette of it on my way to college first year. There was a few songs on it. Was "Automatic Brain" on there?

No,"Automatic Brain" is not on the Jammin' album.

I have to pull that album out and give it a spin.Haven't played that one in awhile.

My favorite jams on that album are "Party Train" and "Jam The Motha".I think "You're My Everything" is nice and should have been a major hit.

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Reply #17 posted 10/20/20 2:22pm

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SoulAlive said:



mrwiggles said:




MotownSubdivision said:


RJOrion said: "Talkin' Back" is another Parliament/Funkadelic pastiche. I can hear some Stevie in "You're My Everything" as well. To be fair though, all of those songs were album cuts. The only time they lifted a style and it was a hit was "Oops Upside Your Head" (Parliament/Funkadelic) and that felt like more of a nod than a straight rip even though the ad libs and nuances were clear.

Yes and Oops Upside The Head is note for note Brides Of Funkenstein DIsco To Go at the bridge. I enjoy some WGAP Funk from time to time though. I do agree, the Jammin' album left me cold at '83. I had a cassette of it on my way to college first year. There was a few songs on it. Was "Automatic Brain" on there?




No,"Automatic Brain" is not on the Jammin' album.



I have to pull that album out and give it a spin.Haven't played that one in awhile.



My favorite jams on that album are "Party Train" and "Jam The Motha".I think "You're My Everything" is nice and should have been a major hit.

"You're My Everything" feels like a diet "Season's No Reason to Change" with some minor Stevie-ness added. It's a weird way to describe it but the song sounds cartoonish to me in a way that makes me laugh.
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Reply #18 posted 10/20/20 6:56pm

JoeBala

Uncle Charlie!!!
Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #19 posted 10/20/20 7:15pm

SoulAlive

MotownSubdivision said:

SoulAlive said:



mrwiggles said:




MotownSubdivision said:


RJOrion said: "Talkin' Back" is another Parliament/Funkadelic pastiche. I can hear some Stevie in "You're My Everything" as well. To be fair though, all of those songs were album cuts. The only time they lifted a style and it was a hit was "Oops Upside Your Head" (Parliament/Funkadelic) and that felt like more of a nod than a straight rip even though the ad libs and nuances were clear.

Yes and Oops Upside The Head is note for note Brides Of Funkenstein DIsco To Go at the bridge. I enjoy some WGAP Funk from time to time though. I do agree, the Jammin' album left me cold at '83. I had a cassette of it on my way to college first year. There was a few songs on it. Was "Automatic Brain" on there?




No,"Automatic Brain" is not on the Jammin' album.



I have to pull that album out and give it a spin.Haven't played that one in awhile.



My favorite jams on that album are "Party Train" and "Jam The Motha".I think "You're My Everything" is nice and should have been a major hit.

"You're My Everything" feels like a diet "Season's No Reason to Change" with some minor Stevie-ness added. It's a weird way to describe it but the song sounds cartoonish to me in a way that makes me laugh.



biggrin yeah,I know what you mean
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Reply #20 posted 10/20/20 7:17pm

SoulAlive

It’s interesting that the Gap Band didn’t have a lot of big slow jam hit singles.”Yearning For Your Love” is one of the best slow jams of the 80s.I figured that many more would follow.

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Reply #21 posted 10/20/20 11:02pm

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SoulAlive said:

It’s interesting that the Gap Band didn’t have a lot of big slow jam hit singles.”Yearning For Your Love” is one of the best slow jams of the 80s. I figured that many more would follow.

I saw somewhere that it was mentioned that Lonnie Simmons didn't really want ballads on the Gap Band albums at all. I don't remember where though, it was either an interview by Charlie or someone else involved with the group like Oliver Scott.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #22 posted 10/21/20 1:25am

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Some of y'all straight tripping about Gap Band V - Jammin

Shake A Leg,I'm Ready(If You're Ready), Jam The Motha,and Party Train is the shit.
You're My Everything didn't move the earth but was a nice slow jam.
I also dug I Expect More and Someday.

Gap Band 6 left a little something out to be desired. I loved Video Junkie and
Disrespect and Beep A Freak. The rest was meh. The Gap Disrespect Outstanding
with that weak I Found My Baby replay. Most of the song seemed like Charlie scatting.
Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #23 posted 10/21/20 8:06pm

SoulAlive

yeah,”I Found My Baby” is a weak rip-off of their own “Outstanding”.

and you’re right about ‘Jammin’...it is a strong album.I think that,because of the previous album and it’s big hits,Jammin’ is often underrated and not appreciated as much.
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Reply #24 posted 10/22/20 2:02am

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SoulAlive said:

yeah,”I Found My Baby” is a weak rip-off of their own “Outstanding”.

and you’re right about ‘Jammin’...it is a strong album.I think that,because of the previous album and it’s big hits,Jammin’ is often underrated and not appreciated as much.


Gap Band 4 is definitely their tightest album.
My 2nd fave behind that is Gap 2
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Reply #25 posted 10/22/20 2:14pm

SoulAlive

indeed nod they were riding high with that album.

phunkdaddy said:


Gap Band 4 is definitely their tightest album.
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Reply #26 posted 10/22/20 2:17pm

SoulAlive

Gap Band "Disrespect" video (1985)----looks like they have a message for Prince eek biggrin

(194) Gap Band - -Disresp... - YouTube

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Reply #27 posted 10/22/20 11:49pm

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SoulAlive said:

Gap Band "Disrespect" video (1985)----looks like they have a message for Prince eek biggrin



(194) Gap Band - -Disresp... - YouTube




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The story behind that from what I read was The Wilson brothers spotted Prince at the AMA's I believe and wanted to go over at meet him but Prince had his bodyguard keep them from coming over to meet him and they weren't too happy about it and the video for Disrespect was born out of that. lol
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Reply #28 posted 10/23/20 12:15am

SoulAlive

phunkdaddy said:

SoulAlive said:

Gap Band "Disrespect" video (1985)----looks like they have a message for Prince eek biggrin

(194) Gap Band - -Disresp... - YouTube

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The story behind that from what I read was The Wilson brothers spotted Prince at the AMA's I believe and wanted to go over at meet him but Prince had his bodyguard keep them from coming over to meet him and they weren't too happy about it and the video for Disrespect was born out of that. lol

lol....I heard similiar stories from other celebrities.Apparently,back then,he was this way with alot of people smile

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Reply #29 posted 11/08/20 5:35pm

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new single

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