More Than Just Funk

We play a wide range of the best dance and party music from the past six decades. From small intimate pre-party jazz, to full-out dance floor frenzy, The Philadelphia Funk Authority guarantees an unforgettable party experience for you and your guests!

Have a Request

Need a special song at your event? We are always adding songs to our repertoire. Just ask us about including your special song!

Note

This page represents songs we have learned and added to our enormous book over the years. Some songs require a few weeks notice and not all of these can be requested on demand.

Catrice Joseph and Raysa Rivera, Philly Funk Authority. Photo Credit: Michael Lowy

Rachel & Darryl – Union Trust, Philadelphia, PA

Their website lists their repertoire and available songs to choose from…it is endless! With every style of music! We went with pop, rock and funk and we had every generation on the dance floor for every song!

Rachel & Darryl - Union Trust, Philadelphia, PA
Union Trust, Philadelphia, PA

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More Than Just Funk

We play a wide range of the best dance and party music from the past five decades. From small intimate pre-party jazz, to full-out dance floor frenzy, The Philadelphia Funk Authority guarantees an unforgettable party experience for you and your guests!

Their website lists their repertoire and available songs to choose from…it is endless! With every style of music! We went with pop, rock and funk and we had every generation on the dance floor for every song!
Rachel & Darryl – Union Trust, Philadelphia, PA

The band’s song list is never-ending and covers all styles of music selection and taste.
Kathy & Steven, Overbrook Golf Club, Villanova, PA

Their repertoire is unmatched – we had no issues picking the perfect songs for our ceremony, first dance, parent dances, and party music requests.
Angela & Craig, Musikfest Cafe, Bethlehem, PA

Have a Request?

Need a special song at your event? We are always adding songs to our repertoire. Just ask us about including your special song!

Philly Funk Authority was incredible! We could not have asked for a better band. They played every song on our must-play list (classics, current and oldies) and had everyone at the wedding on the dance floor.”

Allana & TR, Vicmead Hunt Club, Wilmington, DE

If you have a song that you want them to play that’s not in their repertoire, they will learn it for you.

Erica & Michael, Waynesborough Country Club, Paoli, PA

“The dance floor was packed with people of all ages. The band learned the songs we wanted for the first dance and parent dances, and we were really satisfied. “

Abigail & Adam, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn, NY

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Newer Hits
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Everything – Michael Buble
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Havana – Camila Cabello
Hold On – Michael Buble
I Don’t Like It I Love It – Flo Rida
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Juice – Lizzo
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor/John Legend
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Lucky – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
Made You Look – Meghan Trainor
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
777 – Silk Sonic
Skate – Silk Sonic
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Tightrope – Janelle Monae
Treasure – Bruno Mars
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson
You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
Motown / Funk / Soul / R&B
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Gaye/Terrel
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – Temptations
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Back In Love Again – LTD
Bad Mama Jama – Carl Carlton
Boogie On Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
Brick House – The Commodores
The Chicken – Jaco Pastorius
Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
Cut The Cake – Average White Band
Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
Do I Do – Stevie Wonder
Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Stevie Wonder
Fire – Ohio Players
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Funky Stuff – Kool and the Gang
Get Down On It – Kool and the Gang
Get Jiggy With It – Will Smith
Get Ready – Temptations
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
Give It To Me – Rick James
Give Up The Funk – Parliament Funkadelic
Groove Me – King Floyd
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hey Pockey Way – Meters
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
Hold On I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
I Like It – Brand New Heavies
I’ll Take You There – Staple Singers
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It’s Your Thing – Isley Brothers
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Jungle Boogie – Kool and the Gang
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Lady Marmalade – Crewe/Nolan
Le Freak – Chic
Let It Whip (Whip It Baby) – Dazzband
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Lets Stay Together – Al Green
Love Train – O’Jays
Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
More Today Than Yesterday – Spiral Starecase
Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight
My Girl – Temptations
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Ramblin’ – Liquid Soul
Right Place, Wrong Time – Dr. John
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex Machine – James Brown
Shakey Ground – Temptations
Shake Your Body Down – Michael Jackson
Shout – Isley Brothers
Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire
Shining Star – Manhattans
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
Sing A Song – Earth, Wind & Fire
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Sissy Strut – Meters
Skin Tight – Ohio Players
Souled Out – Tower Of Power
Sugar, Sugar – Wilson Pickett
Super Freak – Rick James
Superfly – Curtis Mayfield
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Thank You – Sly & The Family Stone
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Starr
Turn Your Love Around – George Benson
Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
What Is Hip – Tower Of Power
What’s Goin’ On – Marvin Gaye
Working Day And Night – Michael Jackson
You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You Make Me Feel Brand New – Stylistics
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
You’ll Never Find – Lou Rawls
Disco / Pop / Rock
Am I The Same Girl – Swing Out Sister
American Girl – Tom Petty
Bad Girl – Donna Summer
Beginnings – Chicago
Boogie Man (I’m Your) – KC & The Sunshine Band
Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste Of Honey
Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
Breakout – Swing Out Sister
Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
But It’s Alright – Huey Lewis
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Dancing Queen – Abba
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is – Chicago
Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
Give It Up – KC & The Sunshine Band
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
Groove Is In The Heart – Dee-lite
Hot In Herre – Nelly
I Can’t Go For That – Hall And Oates
I Just Want To Celebrate – Rare Earth
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
In My Life – Beatles
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Josie – Steely Dan
Ladies Night – Kool and the Gang
Late In The Evening – Paul Simon
Love Shack – B-52s
Loving Cup – Rolling Stones
Lowdown – Boz Skaggs
My Old School – Steely Dan
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Rapture – Blondie
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Shake Your Booty – KC & The Sunshine Band
Shakedown Street – Grateful Dead
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N Roses (Scary Pockets version)
Take On Me – A-Ha (Reel Big Fish version)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out – Bruce Springsteen
That’s The Way (I Like It) – KC & The Sunshine Band
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Wild Night – Van Morrison
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
Ballads
At Last – Etta James
By Your Side – Sade
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli
Colour My World – Chicago
Come Away With Me – Nora Jones
Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson
For The Love – Isley Brothers
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
I Believe In You And Me – Four Tops
I Only Have Eyes For You – Harry Warren
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
In My Life – Lennon/McCartney
It Might Be You – Stephen Bishop
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Otis Redding
Just My Imagination – Temptations
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Just You And Me – Chicago
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Love Won’t Let Me Wait – Major Harris
Love’s Holiday – Earth, Wind & Fire
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
One – U2
Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder
Ribbon In The Sky – Stevie Wonder
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
Stuck on You – Lionel Richie
This Is My Promise – Temptations
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
You Make Me Feel Brand New – The Stylistics
You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
Jazz / Standards
All Of Me – Marks/Simons
All The Things You Are – Frank Sinatra
Almost Like Being In Love – Loewe/Lerner
Autumn In New York – Gabriel Yared
Autumn Leaves – Bill Evans
Bewitched – Rogers/Hart
Black Orpheus – Wayne Shorter
Blue Bossa – Joe Henderson
Body and Soul – Heyman/Sour/Eyton/Green
Come Rain Or Come Shine – Arlen/Mercer
Cute – Count Basie
Desafinado – Jobim
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me – Duke Ellington
Everything Happens To Me – Adair/Dennis
Feel Like Making Love – Dionne Warwick
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Four – Eddie Vinson
Girl From Impanema – Jobim
Green Dolphin Street – Sonny Rollins
Have You Met Miss Jones – Rogers/Hart
How About You – Burton Lane
How High The Moon – Lewis/Hamilton
How Insensitive – Jobim
I Could Write A Book – Rogers/Hart
In A Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington
Killer Joe – Benny Golson
Look of Love – Burt Bacharach
Los Zapatitos – Neil Wetzel
Lullaby Of Birdland – Shearing/Weiss
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – Joe Zawinal
Misty – Errol Garner
Moanin’ – Bobby Timmons
Moonlight In Vermont – Glen Miller
My Little Suede Shoes – Charlie Parker
My Romance – Rogers/Hart
One Note Samba – Jobim
Orange Colored Sky – DeLugg/Stein
Paper Moon – Rose/Harburg/Arlen
Put It Where You Want It – Joe Sample
Samba De Orfeu – Luis Bonfa
Sandu – Clifford Brown
Shiny Stockings – Frank Foster
Skylark – Carmichael/Mercer
Song For My Father – Joe Henderson
Speak Low – Weill/Nash
St Thomas – Sonny Rollins
Stolen Moments – Oliver Nelson
Stompin At The Savoy – Chic Web
Summerwind – Frank Sinatra
Take The A Train – Billy Strayhorn
Tenderly – Walter Gross
The Nearness Of You – Hoagy Carmichael
The Way You Look Tonight – Fields/Kern
There Will Never Be Another You – Warren/Gordon
Thou Swell – Rogers/Hart
Till There Was You – Meredith Willson
Triste – Jobim
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
Wave – Jobim
Well You Needn’t – Thelonius Monk
Where Or When – Rogers/Hart
First Dance / Parent Dance
A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Kalmar, Ruby, Hammerstein
A Mother’s Song – T. Carter
A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Gaye/Terrel
Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson
Amazed – Lonestar
Any Day will Do Fine – Michael Kiwanuka
As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
At Last – Harry Warren
Baby I Love Your Way – Big Mountain version
Beautiful In My Eyes – Joshua Kadison
Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
Bring It On Home – Little Big Town
Bubbly – Colbie Caillet
By Your Side – Sade
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Cinderella – Stephen Curtis Chapman
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Come Rain Or Come Shine – Harold Arlen
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Daddy’s Little Girl – Bobby Burke
Daughter – London Wainwright III
Daughters – John Mayer
Dirty Water – Standells
Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
Evergreen – Barbara Streisand
Everything – Michael Buble
Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
Fall Into Me – Brantley Gilbert
Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione
Forever – Ben Harper
Forever and For Always – Shania Twain
Friends – Bob James
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
Good Morning Beautiful – Steve Holly
Greatest Love Of All – Michael Masser
Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
Have A Little Faith In Me – John Hiatt
Have I told You Lately – Van Morrison
Here There And Everywhere – The Beatles
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Here, There and Everywhere – Lennon/McCartney
Hold On – Michael Buble
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
I Could Not Ask For More – Sarah Evans
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
I Loved Her First – Elliot Park/Heartland
I Only Have Eyes For You – Harry Warren
I Want To Hold Your Hand – Beatles
I Was Made to Love Her – Stevie Wonder
If I Aint Got You – Alicia Keys
In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
In My Life – Beatles
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Had To Be You – Isham Jones/Gus Kahn
It Might Be You – Dave Grusin
I’ll Be Your Man – Zac Brown
I’m Stuck On You – Lionel Richie
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
I’ve Got The World On A String – Harold Arlen
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Just You And Me – Chicago
Kind and Generous – Natalie Merchant
Little Miss Magic – Jimmy Buffet
Little Trip To Heaven – Tom Waits
Look Of Love – Burt Bacharach
Loves Me Like A Rock – Paul Simon
Love’s Holiday – Stevie Wonder
Lovin’ In My Baby’s Arms – Taj Mahal
Loving Cup – Rolling Stones
Lucky – Jason Mraz (feat. Colbie Caillat)
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
Marry Me – Train
Mashed Potato – Dee Dee Sharp
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
Me and You – Kenny Chesney
Memories Are Made Of This – Johnny Cash
Misty – Erroll Garner
Moon River – Henry Mancini
More Today Than Yesterday – Spiral Starecase
My Everything – Mort Dixon
My Girl – Temptations
My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
My Prayer – Platters
My Special Angel – The Vogues
My Wish – Rascal Flats
Nancy with the Laughing Face – Frank Sinatra
Nobody Loves Me But You – Dori Hartley
One – U2
Only You – Platters
Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Sea Of Love – HoneyDrippers
Shining Star – Manhattans
Since I Met You Baby – Sam Cooke
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – E.Y. Harburg/Harold Arlen
Still In Love With You – Al Green
Summerwind – Frank Sinatra
Sunrise, Sunset – Jerry Bock
Sweet Baby James – James Taylor
Sweet Thing – Van Morrison
Sweetest Thing – U2
Teach Your Children Well – Graham Nash
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
The First Time in My Life – Stevie Wonder
The Luckiest – Ben Folds
The Nearness Of You – Hoagy Carmichael
The Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys
The Times Of Your Life – Paul Anka
The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Magic Moment – Drifters
This Year’s Love – David Grey
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
Time After Time – Cindi Lauper
Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison
Two Less Lonely People – Air Supply
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole (Irving Gordon)
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Walk With You – Edwin McCain
What Are You Doing With A Fool Like Me – Joe Cocker
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
When I Fall in Love – Nat King Cole
When I’m 64 – Lennon/McCartney
When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (Bob Thiele)
You And Me – Neil Young
You Are My Sunshine – Elizabeth Mitchell
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban (Rolf Lovland)
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
You’re All I Need – Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
You’re Too Good To Be True – Neil Diamond
You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
Young At Heart – Johnny Richards, Carolyn Leigh
Your Song – Elton John
You Stepped Out Of A Dream – Nacio Herb Brown
Wedding Ceremony
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
Air On G String – Bach
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
And I Love Her – Beatles
As Time Goes By – Sinatra
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria – Shubert
Blackbird – Beatles
Brand New Day – Joshua Radin
Brandenburg Concerto – Theme from 1st mvmt – Bach
Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
Canon In D – Pachelbel
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis
Come Away With Me – Nora Jones
Danny Boy – Traditional Irish
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Theme from 1st mvmt – Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Theme from 3rd mvmt – Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Theme from 4th mvmt – Mozart
Fields Of Gold – String
Fool On The Hill – Beatles
Forest Gump Theme – Alan Silvestri
Four Seasons – Theme from Spring/1st mvmt – Vivaldi
Four Seasons – Theme from Autumn/1st mvmt – Vivaldi
Four Seasons – Theme from Autumn/3rd mvmt – Vivaldi
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
Good Day Sunshine – Beatles
Grow Old With You – Stephen Lynch (Wedding Singer Soundtrack)
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Here Comes The Bride – Traditional
Here Comes The Sun – Beatles
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
I’m Your’s – Jason Mraz
In My Life – Beatles
Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
It Had To Be You – Isham Jones
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Let It Be – Beatles
Michelle – Beatles
More Than Words – Extreme
Norwegian Wood – Beatles
Ode To Joy – Beethoven
Prelude in Emin – Chopin
Reverie – Debussy
Rhythm Of Love – Plain White Tees
She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole aka Brudda Izz version
Such Great Heights – Postal Service (Iron and Wine version)
Sunrise, Sunset – Jerry Bock
Swan Lake Theme – Tchaikovsky
Tarantella – Traditional Italian
The Swan – Saint Saens
Theme from New World Symphony/2nd mvmt – Dvorak
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Purcell
Two Of Us – Beatles
Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
What A Wonderful World – Pop Standard (Thiele/Weiss)
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
With A Little Help From My Friends – Beatles
Yesterday – Beatles
Traditional Ukrainian
Chervona Rootah – bossa nova
Chervoni Maki – tango
Chorni Ochka – polka
De Zhoda V Cimeystvi
Do Pobachenia – tango
Donyu Moya – waltz
Horih Horih – polka
Hutsulka Ksenia – tango
Kieve Miy – waltz
Kievski Waltz – waltz
Kvity Ne Vyanoot – cha cha
Meni Voroshka Vorozhila – bossa nova
Moyi Yahsenih – waltz
Nezabutniy Waltz – waltz
Radiy By Ya Zaliubytish – tango
Rushnihchok – waltz
Sontse Zhaslo – cha cha
Troyandih – tango
Tsihanochka – polka
Volynianochka – polka
Yahsenih – waltz

The Perfect Setlist

 

Allana & TR, Vicmead Hunt Club, Wilmington, DE

Philly Funk Authority was incredible! We could not have asked for a better band. They played every song on our must-play list (classics, current and oldies) and had everyone at the wedding on the dance floor.

Allana & TR
Vicmead Hunt Club, Wilmington, DE

Erica & Michael Waynesborough Country Club, Paoli, PA

If you have a song that you want them to play that’s not in their repertoire, they will learn it for you.

Erica & Michael
Waynesborough Country Club, Paoli, PA

Angela & Craig, Musikfest Cafe, Bethlehem, PA

Their repertoire is unmatched – we had no issues picking the perfect songs for our ceremony, first dance, parent dances, and party music requests.

Angela & Craig
Musikfest Cafe, Bethlehem, PA