Do Ya Wanna Funk

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"Do Ya Wanna Funk"
Single by Sylvester
from the album All I Need
Released 1982
Genre Hi-NRG
Length 3:29 (Radio version)
Label Megatone (US)
London (UK)
Writer(s) Patrick Cowley, Sylvester James
Producer(s) Patrick Cowley
Sylvester singles chronology
"Magic Number"
"Do Ya Wanna Funk"
"Don't Stop"

"Do Ya Wanna Funk" is a dance song recorded by American recording artist Sylvester. The song was released in 1982 and it was produced by Patrick Cowley, who incidentally died the same year. "Do Ya Wanna Funk" was mostly successful in Europe, especially Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway (where it became a top-10 hit) and even in the United Kingdom where it made the top 40.[1][2] It also made the Top 30 in Australia.

The song is heard throughout the entire scene where Billy Ray Valentine hosts a party in Trading Places, a comedy movie starring Eddie Murphy as Billy Ray Valentine and Dan Aykroyd as Louis Winthorp III.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" U.S.:'[4]
  1. "Do Ya Wanna Funk" - 6:47
  2. "Do Ya Wanna Funk" (instrumental) - 6:47
  3. "Do Ya Wanna Funk" (radio version) - 3:29
  1. "Do Ya Wanna Funk" - 6:47
  2. "Do Ya Wanna Funk" (instrumental) - 6:47
  3. "Do Ya Wanna Funk" (radio version) - 3:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982/1983) Peak
Australian Kent Music Report 24
Swiss Music Charts 12
Dutch Top 40 17
Norwegian Top 40 8
UK Singles Chart 32
Chart (1982) Peak
US Dance Music/Club Play Singles (Billboard) 21


  1. ^ a b "Sylvester at SwissCharts". Swiss Charts. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Search for "Do You Wanna Funk" on". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Trading Places - The Soundtrack)". imdb. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Do Ya Wanna Funk - (Single)". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  5. ^ "Billboard (r) Dance/Disco Top 80 (tm)". Billboard 94: 5. Aug 21, 1982.