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Give up the Funk (Tear the roof off the sucker)

Lyrics

[Repeat: x4]
Tear the roof off, we're gonna tear the roof off the mother, sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker

[Chorus: x2]
full lyrics
[Repeat: x4]
Tear the roof off, we're gonna tear the roof off the mother, sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker

[Chorus: x2]
full lyrics

Features of This Track

funk roots
flat out funky grooves
heavy use of vocal harmonies
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
paired vocal harmony
a busy horn section
major key tonality
groove based composition
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
prominent bass riffs
upbeat lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

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Give us the funk, we want it NOW!
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Still Sounds Good!!!!!!!
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its getting funky in my office im about to tear the roof off the Mutha!
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Love this song Greatsoul
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Real deal funk
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Turn this mother out! Lol. Gotta love it.
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Every time I hear Parliament I think house partyyyyyyy! ! Lol
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Congrats!!
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we're pregnant
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"Give Up The Funk(Tear the roof off the sucker)
Stone-Cold Super-Badd Super-Star Soul-Band
If you hear any noise it's just me and tha Boyzzz
Hit-Me-Hit-M e - W i t h - T h a - F u n k
H-Town~Rocki n ' ~ W e - A i n ' t - S t o p i n ' - T h a - M u s i c
LOVE+S Disciple*978 * 1 * ~ 8 m 1 4 y ~
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Know the true meaning of'' SOUL MUSIC' brothers sisters
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The Parliament/F u n k a d e l i c Mothership, an elaborate UFO-like prop that was part of their stage show for years, has been restored and will be displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, where it's certain to tear the roof off that sucker when it opens on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in 2016.
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williamhoust o n 3 1
Turn this mutha out��
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The funk...simpl y put.
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We gotta have the funk.
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Turn it up , Turn It Up, TURN IT ALL THE WAY UP AND THEN SOME !
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I have a funk compilation which omits the 'tear the roof off'' part. It was the only version I heard for years, so I never knew why it had that subtitle.
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Funk Toe Jam Soul BBQ.
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Y'all singers of today just sit back and take notes !!!!!!!!! Pleeeeeze !!!!!!
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Best song on earth
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Ok Now This Is Real Music Say What !!!!!
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Turning the muthafucka out! dig!
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If you want to know what funk is all about, start with James Brown-then go to Parliament-F u n k a d e l i c .
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Partying on the muthaship!
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The oldies but goodes of all time . And you know that Man .hollaback !!
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The roof is on FIRE, tear it off
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Hear the noise!!! Tear the roof off this mofo ya feel me....
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Pfunk Uncutfunk Thebomb U Can Dance Under Water An Not Get Wet.One More Tour George.Dont 4Get RVA
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TimeLESS
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this amazing music is still being sampled even to this day!
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harrisn19
It's amazing what a visionary genius GC is!! He's a living legend and Dre. should be looking out for him!!!
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Still cool! That was my!
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brnsgrr57
They don't make music Like this anymore
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funk it out
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OL SKOOL CLASSIC!!
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A classic by parliament. The 70s was great! !!!!!
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Gotta have that funk! Oh yeah.
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We partied to this all night long back in the day!
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781114674
Ooh wee! This song is so funky that i grew an Afro! (:

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