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One Nation Under A Groove

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  • Soul
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  • 1978
  • 1967
  • 2011
  • 1976
  • 1979

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“One Nation Under a Groove” is a 1978 song by Funkadelic, the title track from their album One Nation Under a Groove. The lyrics refer to dancing as a way to freedom, though the “dancing” could be easily seen as a metaphor of breaking boundaries, keeping with the album’s theme. Compared to Funkadelic’s earlier output, that was characterized by sound typical for rock music, this song has sound more typical for dance music. It is also unusual in that it contains no extended instrumental passages despite being close to eight minutes in length. “One Nation Under a Groove” was released as a single and reached #31 on the Billboard Club Play Singles chart. It has endured as a dance funk classic and is probably Funkadelic’s most widely-known song. It also reached #1 on the... Read on...

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This song is listed #474 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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