Freak of the Week

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Title of song: Freak of the Week

Artist: Funkadelic

Title of album: Uncle Jam Wants You

Year of first release: 1979

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Description of music:

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Songwriters: George Clinton, P. Bishop???, Dewayne McKnight

Memorable Lyrics:

  • "She's a big freak, tell by the company she keeps/She's a disco lovin' mama, at the disco's where you'll find her/Gotta be, she got to be freak of the week, yeah"
  • "Don't give her that one move groovalistic,/That disco sadistic,/That one beat up and down it just won't do."

Complete lyrics at the Motherpage (http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/lyrics_funkadelic/lyr-unclejam.html#lyr-s-freak)

This song is about a disco fan who loves to dance. She is the titular "freak of the week," perhaps a reference to the fleeting nature of fame in the disco music scene, where only a handful of artists ever achieved more than a brief moment of fame.

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