500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Parliament, 'Flash Light'
Writers: George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins
Released: Dec. '77, Casablanca
16 weeks; No. 16
"Flash Light" is the P-Funk Nation's groove manifesto. "We're going to get the message out," Clinton declared in 1978. "We want to put the show on Broadway - tell the story straightforward so people understand that funk mean funk."
Appears on: Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome (Mercury)