Bootsy Collins Songs Ranked

William Earl “Bootsy” Collins (born October 26, 1951) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the early 1970s, and later with Parliament-Funkadelic, Collins’s driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Here are all of Bootsy Collins songs ranked.

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15. The Pinocchio Theory (Ahh… The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!, 1977)

“Great song. Song brings back memories of seeing Bootsy live at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Thinking it was 77 or 78. A very nice and upbeat song.”

14. Munchies for Your Love (Ahh… The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!, 1977)

“I really enjoy the ebb and flow of the song. Kinda track you listen to when you have the “munchies.” Of course with your lover in tow.”

13. Hollywood Squares (Bootsy? Player of the Year, 1978)

“I loved Bootsy ‘back in the day’ and listening to it now takes me right back. what can I say old school as they come Bootsy collins one of my old school artists forever Great song!.”

12. What’s a Telephone Bill (Ahh… The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!, 1977)

“I always loved this song and after a while I longed to hear it again. I’ve always liked this song since I owned the album many moons ago. Great throwback album, always like Bootsy Collins.”

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11. Bootzilla (Bootsy? Player of the Year, 1978)

“Song brings back memories of growing up in Wisconsin and seeing the Rubber Band live at Summerfest. Not that I saw that much of them because as soon as the lights hit the mirror on Bootsy bass all I could see was the top of his head and the band members around him. Wind this song into your playlist.”

10. Freak of the Week (Uncle Jam Wants You, 1979)

“It has a great rhythm, very decent lyrics, and a great delivery. I really enjoy this song as a social commentary as well. Bootsy Collins is a a true music legend.

9. Bop Gun (One Nation, 1994)

“Everything Bootsy does is worthy of 5 stars. You see when it comes to funk, lets be honest, ballads are hit or miss and in a lot more cases then not….they miss. Not Bootsy. He has the best funk ballads from any funk artist to ever record.”

8. Sexy Ways (Standing on the Verge of Getting It On, 1974)

“Bootsy and his crew are outstanding as usual. His guitar players do an exceptional job I fully recommend this recording to all

7. Grunt (Food for Thought, 1970)

“If you like good old school Bootsy and Funkadelic you are in for a treat. This is a very good funk album in the spirit of the 70’s funk. This is the best album by Bootsy in a long time.”

6. Can You Get to That (Maggot Brain, 1972)

“This is just fun. It doesn’t have to mean anything, it was just there to provide a backbeat for you to dance to. Bootsy Collins is a very talented musician, composer, and performer and it shows in his music.”

See more: Funkadelic Albums Ranked

5. Atomic Dog (Take It to the Stage, 1990)

“Funk is by far, the BEST secular genre of music there is. Those guitars, horns, keyboards, background vocals, that “eco-plex,” and those soul claps make you FEEL SOMETHIN’!”

4. Knee Deep (Live at Montreux 2004, 2005)

“This album is pure funk mastery. The music and lyrics are brilliant. George Clinton received a lot acclaim for Parliament, but Bernie Worrell was a master keyboardist and Bootsy Collins lays down great bass guitar. Bernie Worrell was just as essential to Parliament as Clinton and Collins.”

3. Flashlight (Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome, 1978)

“Hey, it’s Bootsy, so it’s has its moments. But the song writing is a little uneven. Study your funk and get all the Bootsy you can.”

2. Maggot Brain (Maggot Brain, 1971)

“You can’t go wrong with Bootsy and this is one of his best. Slammin’ funk, killer groove, all the stuff that makes you move…. it’s Bootsy baby!”

1. I’d Rather Be With You (Blaxploitation, 1996)

“This is a great song by a bassist who was lucky enough to play with two musical geniuses (James Brown and George Clinton) 🙂 The singing and overall performance on this song is solid and worth listening to repeatedly. A great song with a classic Parliament/Funkadelic feel, groove and sound!”