29 September 2016, No. 193, Instant Funk, ‘Philly Jump’

I don’t know if No. 193, the “Philly Jump,” was a dance craze that ever caught on, but it did ride a promotional wave of killer horn licks and a catchy refrain courtesy of Instant Funk. I also don’t know if it’s apparent or not yet in the record show that I’ve got an affinity for songs that call out the names of cities I’ve lived in or near, and this one calls out West Philly in particular, which garners it extra points. I’d take more synths, but the tune is sufficiently funky without, so it makes the list. Get down with the Philly jump, woo-ooh.