Get your dancin’ shoes triple re-heeled ‘cos you’re about to strut some serious grapevine on repeat! Mark Ronson has turned back the clock this month to salute the 70s with this disco-ball-breaker of a track featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk.
If you listen closely you’ll find a musical gold from the 70s hidden in countless songs. And since everyone loves a list, here’s a selection of tracks which owe thanks to years gone down, curated by the CORD team.
1. Daft Punk’s Harder Better Faster Stronger would have had considerably less fizz if it wasn’t for Edwin Birdsong’s ColaBottle Baby.
2.Check out the break at 2.30 in Labi Siffre’s I Got The to find out the truth behind the real Slim Shady.
3. Jay-Z’s Show Me What You Got gots nuttin’ without out the legendary sax riff from The Lafayette Afro Rock Band.
4. The good feeling you get from Avicii’s Levels’s is courtesy of Etta James’ Something’s Got A Hold On Me.
5. Beyonce’s Crazy In Love would have been merely lust without the killer hook from Chi Lites’ Are You My Women.
6. Flume’s attitude-packed Holdin’ On owes everything to Anthony White’s recording of an Otis Reading track, I Can’t Turn You Loose.
7. Fat Boy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now takes its hook from a haunting string piece by James Gang’s Ashes. The Rain and I; skip to 3.37.
8. Crazy from Gnarls Barkley hit the number one spot in 2006 but it’s roots lie back in 1968.
9. Justice’s D.A.N.C.E is most memorable for the chorus of chanting kids, but did you know there’s a bit of Boney M in there too?
10. Rudimental’s Give You Up features (as do a gizzilion other tracks) the The Winston’s amen break, but you could write a book about this drum loop. Hear at 1.37…