Frantique, and David Christie – Strut Your Funky Stuff (1979)

Let’s start the New Year off with Frantique’s “Strut Your Funky Stuff” !

This great dance track was co-written and produced by David Christie and Jack Robinson (taken from the band’s self- titled album) and it reached #10 in the UK charts in 1979. Nearly 20 years later a dance band Phunky Phantom hit #1 in the US dance charts with their cover version of “Strut Your Funky Stuff” in 1997 and was also a hit in the UK charts at #27 in 1998.

Check out Frantique’s live performance, 12″ version, and David’s re-recording of “Strut Your Funky Stuff” below – enjoy and sing along too (see lyrics below)!

Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff 7" vinyl (Germany) 1979.

Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff 7″ vinyl 1979.

Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff 7″

Frantique’s live appearance on Top of The Pops, London UK 1979.

Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff 12″ Dance mix

David Christie (backing vocals) appears on the 12″ version!

David Christie - Saddle Up (CD Compilation) 1994.

David Christie – Saddle Up (CD Compilation) 1994.

David Christie – Strut Your Funky Stuff (re-recording)

Originally released on “Saddle Up – The Best of David Christie” CD album 1994. The single is available to purchase as a digital download!

Lyrics courtesy of Jack Robinson at Robin Song Music

Performed by “Frantique” written and produced by
Jack Robinson/ David (J.Bolden) Christie and Kim
Savoie ‘ A U.K. dance standard

Chorus
Get Up Stand Up
Strut Your Funky Stuff
Sho’Nuff
Get Up Stand Up
Strut Your Funky Stuff
Sho’nuff

1) How You gonna be the attraction
If you gonna stick to the wall
Grab yourself a piece of the action
You got to get out and
Shake your big tail
Get up and go when you got it to show
Stand up and shout and dance it on out
come on come on come on
(Chorus: Get up Stand Up..etc.)

2) What you doing there in the corner
Sitting by yourself in the dark
You don’t want to be no loner
Come on now get up and dance
Got ants in your pants
Don’t sit still come on and get your fill
Direct your feet to the funky dancing beat
(chorus)

3) You don’t have to dance like Travolta (Jackson*)
You just have to rise up and shine
Move it like a slow roller coaster
Get with the groove/get out and move
get off your butt/ get out the rut
come on come on come on come on
Dance
(chorus out)

David Christie’s original version.*

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