Funky Sensation

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"Funky Sensation"
Single by Gwen McCrae
from the album Gwen McCrae
Released 1981
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded Atlantic Studios, N.Y.C.
Length 4:56
Label Atlantic DMD-286 (US)
Writer(s) Kenton Nix
Producer(s) Kenton Nix, Henry Batts
Gwen McCrae singles chronology
"All This Love That I'm Givin'"
"Funky Sensation"

"Funky Sensation" is a song released in 1981 by American singer Gwen McCrae.

The song was written by Kenton Nix who also wrote "Heartbeat" for Taana Gardner. It was produced by Nix and Henry Batts.

"Funky Sensation" peaked at #22 on the Billboard Black Singles chart and #15 on the Club chart.[1]

This song is also included in her eponymous 1981 album Gwen McCrae and it was sampled by numerous artists.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1982 release[edit]

12" vinyl[3]
  • US: Atlantic / DMD-286
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Funky Sensation" (Vocal) 4:56
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Funky Sensation" (Vocal) 6:35


  • Arrangement, producer, songwriter: Kenton Nix
  • Co-producer: Henry Batts
  • Executive producers: Henry Batts, Kenton Nix, Milton A. Simpson

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
US Billboard Black Singles[1] 22
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[1] 15



  1. ^ a b c "(((Gwen McCrae's discography))) on Allmusic". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Who Sampled Who: Gwen McCrae". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  3. ^ ""Funky Sensation" (Atlantic) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-28.