In addition to having a major impact on the careers of Teena Marie, The Mary Jane Girls, Bobby Militello, The Temptations, Eddie Murphy, and Smokey Robinson, the King of Punk Funk has released a total of 13 albums, two of them going Platinum, two going Gold, and spawning 12 top-10 charting singles.

In honor of Rick James' birthday, here are the top 14 singles that have been released by Buffalo's Very Own, Rick James.

Super Freak

The second single from his Grammy Nominated 5th studio album, Street Songs, earned Rick James a Grammy nomination for Rock Vocal Performance in 1982 and a Grammy Award in 1990.

Give It To Me Baby

The first single from his Grammy Nominated 5th studio album, Street Songs, Give It To Me Baby was released in February 1981 and spent 4 weeks in the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B Charts.

Ebony Eyes

The 2nd single from his 7th studio album Cold Blooded, Ebony Eyes features Smokey Robinson and is a ballad for all of the beautiful ebony-skinned women in America.

Glow

The title single from his 8th studio album, Glow also represents Rick James' 10th top-10 single and was featured in an episode of The A-Team, in which Rick James was also a guest star.

Love Gun

Love Gun was the only single released from his 3rd studio album, Fire It Up, which was released in October 1979 and reached #13 on the Billboard R&B Charts.

Standing on the Top

Featuring background vocals from The Temptations, Standing On The Top was released in May 1982 on from 6th solo recording Throwin' Down and reached #6 on Billboards R&B Charts.

You and I

From the debut album, Come Get It!, You and I was released in March 1978 and reached #1 on Billboards R&B Charts.

Mary Jane

From the debut album, Come Get It!, Mary Jane was released in September 1978 and reached #3 on Billboards R&B Charts.

Bustin Out (On Funk)

The title single from his sophomore album, Bustin' Out of L Seven, Bustin Out (On Funk) was released in January 1979 and reached #13 on Billboards R&B Charts.

Ghetto Life

The third single from his Grammy Nominated 5th studio album, Street Songs, Ghetto Life tells the story of his life growing up in Buffalo and features background vocals from The Temptations.

Dance Wit Me

The second single from his 6th solo recording Throwin' Down, Dance With Me reached #3 on Billboards R&B Charts.

Cold Blooded

The title single from his 7th studio album Cold Blooded was released in July 1983 featuring Rick James signing about a tumultuous relationship and earning another spot at #1 on Billboards R&B Charts.

17

Not originally included in any particular album, 17 was later added as a bonus track to his 8th studio album Glow and reached #6 on Billboards R&B Charts.

Loosey's Rap

From his 10th studio album Wonderful, Loosey's Rap was released in July 1988 featuring rap vocals from Roxanne Shanté and gave Rick James another trip to the #1 spot on Billboards R&B Charts.

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