Funk This

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For the album by George Porter, Jr., see Funk This (George Porter, Jr. album).
Funk This
Studio album by Chaka Khan
Released September 25, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B, soul, funk
Length 59:07
Label Burgundy
Producer Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright
Chaka Khan chronology
The Platinum Collection
(2006)
Funk This
(2007)
The Club
(Fall 2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Funk This is the eleventh studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Chaka Khan. The album was released September 25, 2007 on Burgundy Records and received two Grammy Awards. The album was engineered by Voytek Kochanek of Atlantis Studios.

The AA-side singles "Disrespectful" (featuring Mary J. Blige) and "Angel" were released to radio and made digitally available on iTunes in advance of the album release. On October 13, 2007 the album entered at its peak position of number fifteen on the Billboard 200 and number five on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. On December 6, 2007, the album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards, while "Disrespectful" was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Both nominations resulted in wins for Khan.

Following the success of the initial AA-side single, the duet with Michael McDonald, "You Belong to Me", was released to radio, eventually peaking at number eighteen on the Hot Contemporary Jazz Songs chart.[1] The contemporary R&B ballad "One for All Time" as of February 9, 2008 had reached number fifty-five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[2]

In February 2008, "Funk This" has sold 160,000 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Description
1. "Back in the Day" 4:30
2. "Foolish Fool" 3:47 Originally recorded by Dee Dee Warwick
3. "One for All Time" 4:45
4. "Angel" 4:27
5. "Will You Love Me?" 4:59
6. "Castles Made of Sand" 4:01 Originally recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. "Disrespectful" (featuring Mary J. Blige) 4:46
8. "Sign 'O' the Times" 5:24 Originally recorded by Prince
9. "Pack'd My Bags/You Got the Love" (featuring Tony Maiden) 5:55 Originally recorded by Rufus
10. "Ladies' Man" 3:52 Originally recorded by Joni Mitchell
11. "You Belong to Me" (featuring Michael McDonald) 3:59 Originally recorded by The Doobie Brothers
12. "Hail to the Wrong" 3:43
13. "Super Life" 5:03

composed by Chaka Khan and Ricardo (Ricky) Rouse & Featured on Guitar and Bass

 ref.  US Copyright Office


iTunes Exclusive

# Title Length
14. "Angel" (Mr. Mig Radio Remix) 4:17

Circuit City/Napster Edition

# Title Length Description
14. "Let Go" 3:30 From the film Roll Bounce

Wal-Mart Exclusive/Japanese Edition

# Title Length Description
14. "Once You Get Started" (featuring Tony Maiden) 3:15 Originally recorded by Rufus
15. "Shining Star" 4:04 Originally recorded by Earth, Wind & Fire

Singles[edit]

  • "Disrespectful" (featuring Mary J. Blige) (2007) — #1 U.S. dance
  • "Angel" (2007) — #29 U.S. R&B
  • "You Belong to Me" (featuring Michael McDonald) (2007) — #18 U.S. Hot Contemporary Jazz Songs
  • "One for All Time" (2008) — #35 U.S. R&B

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External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
The Breakthrough
by Mary J. Blige
Grammy Award for
Best R&B Album

2008
Succeeded by
Jennifer Hudson
by Jennifer Hudson