If You Feel the Funk

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"If You Feel the Funk"
Single by La Toya Jackson
from the album La Toya Jackson
Released May 26, 1980 (1980-05-26)
  • 7"
  • 12" single
Recorded 1980
Length 5:00
Label Polydor
  • Dorie Pride
  • Kamau Peterson
Producer(s) Ollie E. Brown
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"If You Feel the Funk"
"Night Time Lover"
"If You Feel the Funk"
"Night Time Lover"
Alternative cover
German release
German release

"If You Feel the Funk" was the debut single from artist La Toya Jackson. It was released in 1980 on Polydor Records, and comes from Jackson's self-titled debut album (1980). It was released in three versions, with "Are You Ready?", "Lovely Is She" and "Night Time Lover" on the B-side (all three were album tracks; "Night Time Lover" was later released as a single).

The single narrowly missed the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 101. However, it peaked at number seventeen on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and number forty on the Billboard R&B chart. It reached #42 in Germany and #13 in the Netherlands.

Jackson performed "If You Feel the Funk" as well as "Are You Ready" on the November 8, 1980 episode of Soul Train.[1] She performed "If You Feel the Funk" on the December 13, 1980 episode of American Bandstand.[2] In Europe, the number was performed on the 13 December 1980 episode of Dutch program TopPop and on the 12 February 1981 episode of Musikladen.


Chart (1980) Peak
US Billboard 101
US R&B Charts 40
Dutch Top 40 13[3]
Germany 42[4]
Belgium 9[5]