It's Too Funky in Here

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"It's Too Funky in Here""
Single by James Brown
from the album The Original Disco Man
B-side "Are We Really Dancing?"
Released May 1979 (1979-05)
Format 7"
Genre Disco, funk
Length 3:58
Label Polydor
  • George Jackson
  • Walter Shaw
  • Brad Shapiro
  • Robert Miller
Producer(s) Brad Shapiro
James Brown singles chronology
"For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes (Part 1)"
"It's Too Funky in Here"
"Star Generation"

"It's Too Funky in Here" is a song recorded by James Brown. Released as a single in May 1979,[1] it charted #15 R&B.[2] It also appeared on the album The Original Disco Man. Critic Robert Christgau praised the song as the "disco disc of the year".[3]

Live performances of the song appear on the albums Hot On the One, Live in New York, and Live at Chastain Park.


  1. ^ Leeds, Alan, and Harry Weinger (1991). "Star Time: Song by Song". In Star Time (pp. 46–53) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  2. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  3. ^ "CG: James Brown". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2016-10-15.