Grand Funk Railroad - The Loco-Motion

  • Опубликовано:  8 лет назад
  • grand funk railroad's track from their album greatest hits
  • КатегорииМузыка
  • Длительность: 2:51
  • Тэги для этого Видео:  grand  funk  railroad  greatest  hits  the  loco-motion  

Комментарии: 637

  • Debbie Thompson
    Debbie Thompson 2 дня назад

    and these songs are the best ever now loved it back those days :)

  • Chris's Drums
    Chris's Drums 9 дней назад

    I remember when my PE teacher use to play this and I use to love it. I still do love it.

  • Mikey Ramone
    Mikey Ramone 11 дней назад

    First time I listened to this song it was from a Japanese singer and she did it well too. Now I know that Grand Funk has their own cover version, too!

  • YungReg88
    YungReg88 19 дней назад

    Not the best version of the song, but it has it's appeal. Loved Kylie Minogue's version though.

  • Jenny Àldrich
    Jenny Àldrich 21 день назад

    I give it a thumbs up

  • Bobbie LaVanway
    Bobbie LaVanway 25 дней назад

    My kitty thinks I have lost my mind here... (.headphones on doing the locomotion by my desk)

  • Trenton Banner
    Trenton Banner 28 дней назад

    does anyone no how to do the dance loca motion I ask my grandpa he's 71 and didn't even no how u do it

  • Jeff Baker
    Jeff Baker 1 месяц назад

    Watching some Carly Simon vids reminded me of this amazing version. Class.

  • Cathlean Johnson
    Cathlean Johnson 1 месяц назад +1

    I was a kid when Little Eva went to No 1 with this, but in my teens in high school and remember this version very well, love both..

  • Richard Rubio
    Richard Rubio 1 месяц назад

    Awesome! !!!

  • Brenda Sparks
    Brenda Sparks 1 месяц назад +1

    This was mine an now hubbies song..still great

  • Tracy Patterson
    Tracy Patterson 1 месяц назад

    some fun times. old enough to know better, young enough not to care.

  • Average Nerd
    Average Nerd 1 месяц назад +1

    Who agrees that this is the best version

  • Visionary Dreams
    Visionary Dreams 1 месяц назад

    The early 70's, Yeah!

  • GalaxyJazzGirl
    GalaxyJazzGirl 2 месяца назад +1

    the guitar riff in this sounds awesome <3

  • Don Tolle
    Don Tolle 2 месяца назад


  • hpa2005
    hpa2005 2 месяца назад

    Dare I say that this should have been on the game "Rock Band"?

  • NiRvAnA
    NiRvAnA 3 месяца назад

    beautiful cover

  • Goku
    Goku 3 месяца назад

    They took down the one with the Colombian dancers, didn't they? -_- Fuck you very much, google!

  • Skiddlz11
    Skiddlz11 3 месяца назад

    I apparently loved this song so much as a kid. My dad burned a CD where the only song on it was this one.

  • Glenn Axelrod
    Glenn Axelrod 3 месяца назад

    ever tried to do the Locomotion with a cup of coffee in your hand without a lid? lol!

  • Harry S. Anchan
    Harry S. Anchan 3 месяца назад

    This is one of the numerous feel-good songs from the 70’s and one of the best songs of 1974. My #1 GF favorite tied with "Bad Time". Many memories attached to this masterpiece. Blows the Little Eva version out of the water, leaving it far behind in the dust! Released on February 23, 1974, reaching # 1 on May 4

  • Shane McKenna
    Shane McKenna 3 месяца назад +3

    Best version by miles. I bought this single the week it came out and played it to death at maximum volume. A great decade to be a teenager.

  • Anna Johnson
    Anna Johnson 3 месяца назад

    "A little bit of rythym and alot of soul."Indeed! It's easy to see how the Funk busted many pop charts in the 70's isn't it? When I first heard this back in the day, I didn't know that it was a cover version. But this interpretation leaves all the others in the dust in my opinion. Let's bring the 70's and 80's back.😀

  • Jinkins
    Jinkins 3 месяца назад

    Back in the 90's my parents owned a trailer in a trailer park. There was a hall there that held dances however, they always got this older guy to run them who played old school stuff that none of the kids had heard of. This song and Red Red Wine by UB40 was all us youngins lived for. Will always remind me of those good times.

  • Elaine Boyette
    Elaine Boyette 3 месяца назад +1

    best song ever, by grand funk railroad.

  • Billy Astrove
    Billy Astrove 4 месяца назад

    We dance this in my preschool classroom

  • Jim Walker
    Jim Walker 5 месяцев назад

    Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote this song for their babysitter - Little Eva

  • John Reichard
    John Reichard 5 месяцев назад

    Little Eva her signature song. This good also.

  • Petie Stewart
    Petie Stewart 5 месяцев назад

    some body take me roller skatin, hehee,,,,,, i love it, this is when music was music

  • Bill Rabara
    Bill Rabara 6 месяцев назад

    What a sloppy performance. I guess it's no surprise grand funk couldn't rise into the first tier

  • Thomas Cox
    Thomas Cox 6 месяцев назад

    Lunch Time..Pizza, fried burrito's and some fine long beach babe's was some of the best memories ever...North Town...! NTS

  • Lisa Roden
    Lisa Roden 6 месяцев назад

    who lives bto ,?

  • Thebosslady Richardson
    Thebosslady Richardson 7 месяцев назад +2

    127 people can sit down and read and Learn what good music is

  • ChainsawChuck13
    ChainsawChuck13 7 месяцев назад +1

    Why do I feel like this would be the perfect song for tankslapping on a snowy, deserted backroad?

  • Neil McCall
    Neil McCall 7 месяцев назад

    Perstist that Auld

  • ClassicTVMan1981X
    ClassicTVMan1981X 8 месяцев назад +2

    This was Grand Funk's second number 1 hit!

  • john meek
    john meek 8 месяцев назад

    this is the best version first heard in townsville australia when i joined the army 1972

  • Frank Kishoon
    Frank Kishoon 8 месяцев назад +1

    This sends me right back in time...and I mean the best times !!!...

  • Jill Reed
    Jill Reed 8 месяцев назад +2

    Best version by far!

  • lecisz
    lecisz 8 месяцев назад


  • Lady Deplorable
    Lady Deplorable 8 месяцев назад

    One of Michigans best bands! It's a Trump jam now ! Classic.

  • Christine Sieja
    Christine Sieja 9 месяцев назад +5

    just love this song, so many memories, would always dance to this at the rollor rink

  • bill mimms
    bill mimms 9 месяцев назад +1

    Aside from the obvious, "Ask Todd Rundgren!," does anyone have any idea how that lead guitar solo was made?

    • joeysimms
      joeysimms 6 месяцев назад

      bill mimms According to Farner, Rundgren "played" the echoplex effect while the solo was tracked. Cool!

  • Don Goodyear
    Don Goodyear 9 месяцев назад +3

    Rockin song remember it well during the summer of 1974. wish I could go back in a heartbeat!

  • Greg Fjestad
    Greg Fjestad 10 месяцев назад

    what a great song,makes you forget the original.the memorable,scratchy guitar riff;hilarious.I bet Little Eva is shaking her head somewhere!

  • Greg Fjestad
    Greg Fjestad 10 месяцев назад

    what a great song,makes you forget the original.the memorable,scratchy guitar riff;hilarious.I bet Little Eva is shaking her head somewhere!

  • Fox XD
    Fox XD 10 месяцев назад +2

    The real question is, what is the locomotion?

    • Machine Gun Nest
      Machine Gun Nest 7 месяцев назад

      +nora adams does it hurt later though! lol best drink a pint and just watch

    • nora adams
      nora adams 7 месяцев назад

      i'm sixty and i can still do the locomotion

    • Machine Gun Nest
      Machine Gun Nest 8 месяцев назад

      chugga chuga

    • pxn748
      pxn748 8 месяцев назад

      It's a brand new dance now!

    • Fox XD
      Fox XD 9 месяцев назад


  • Carole Ann Davis
    Carole Ann Davis 10 месяцев назад +3

    Simply luv this!!!!!!!!!

  • harleybynature
    harleybynature 10 месяцев назад +1

    It was in my head, had to come here and get my fix... damn loco motion.

  • Arkos 4
    Arkos 4 10 месяцев назад

    I prefer the Ritz's version

  • Volker Fisher
    Volker Fisher 10 месяцев назад +2

    The worst lead vocals ever!! He's too flat the whole song.

    • MIFNP
      MIFNP 9 месяцев назад

      His voice is in a high register, but flat?

    • Michael Mcdonald
      Michael Mcdonald 9 месяцев назад

      it was #1 on the Usa billboard charts

    • Wayne Palmier
      Wayne Palmier 10 месяцев назад

      Opinions, Opinions, Opinions.

  • FishHeadSalad
    FishHeadSalad 10 месяцев назад +26

    Little Eva all over again.
    Yet...this version kicks ass!

  • Barbara Sanford
    Barbara Sanford 11 месяцев назад +9

    best days of my life the 70

  • Barbara Sanford
    Barbara Sanford 11 месяцев назад +2

    i miss being a kid.

  • eieiei88
    eieiei88 11 месяцев назад

    Kylie minogue's version is the best

  • Mike Buma
    Mike Buma 11 месяцев назад +2

    My Favorite band ever!

  • Judy Ginquitti
    Judy Ginquitti 11 месяцев назад +3

    got to see them tonite in Vernon downs racetrack in rome  new York they still sound great

    LORI STEWART 11 месяцев назад +16

    How can 125 people give this a thumbs down???!!!!!!😳

    • Ghost Five
      Ghost Five 2 месяца назад

      LORI STEWART turned their screen upside down to like it again

    • RiflemanListens
      RiflemanListens 6 месяцев назад

      Personally I don't have a favorite version. The Little Eva version does have a rockin' sax solo, but the GFR has a guitar solo which is also pretty kickass. I guess it depends on what style of music you like (50's or 70's Rock)

    • Sven Lima
      Sven Lima 6 месяцев назад

      Because the sound quality sucks! Better not upload it than in this quality (240p)!

    • fm711
      fm711 6 месяцев назад

      Some people prolly liked the Little Eva version better. If you listen to the production values in this song, there's kind of a mess going on in the background. It seems very noisy, not sure if the band is humming or there is guitar noise of some kind feeding back. Little Eva's version was very polished and had a little sax going on. Nothing wrong with a bit of sax now and then. LOL

    • Jeremy TheRock
      Jeremy TheRock 7 месяцев назад

      LORI STEWART must be hacked 😂 I love this song

    LORI STEWART 11 месяцев назад +2

    This is Grand Funk singing this..... They recorded this in just one take in the studio ......😄

  • Ob Bop
    Ob Bop 11 месяцев назад


  • Spencer Monroe
    Spencer Monroe 1 год назад

    Mcjuggernuggets. Lol.

  • michael Chirchirillo
    michael Chirchirillo 1 год назад

    I was 7 in '74

  • jeffrey luciana
    jeffrey luciana 1 год назад +30

    Yea, junior high dance. All the girls sit on this side of the bleachers and all the boys sit on that side (except for this song)

    • acadiaman1
      acadiaman1 1 год назад

      My God! How true is that-no matter where you went to school! LOL

  • matt8863
    matt8863 1 год назад +1

    Released...May 1974.

    • peacock blue
      peacock blue 11 месяцев назад

      same here (class of '76) .... this song still makes me go wild! 🙌

    • Pirate Labs
      Pirate Labs 1 год назад

      I was 16. I miss those days, ha ha.

    • Trisha Auer
      Trisha Auer 1 год назад

      i was 4 yrs. old when this came out and I was OBSESSED! Good thing my babysitter was a 17 yr. old girl and would play the grooves off of the record :)

  • Machine Gun Nest
    Machine Gun Nest 1 год назад

    @ 1:19 There's allied aircraft fighters -cutting trains in half destroying enemy railroad lines  dive bombing ground installations..

  • Dawny Weiser
    Dawny Weiser 1 год назад

    My mom and dad had the 45 back in 1974. Played it often.

  • Elio Lopez
    Elio Lopez 1 год назад +9

    GFR was a GREAT band. IMO this is still the best version of this song ever recorded.

  • David Campbell
    David Campbell 1 год назад

    anybody else remember doing a train skate to this song at your local skating rink?

  • James Pritchett
    James Pritchett 1 год назад

    that has got to be a Gibson bass, an eb somethin' er other.. that gnarly tone ala' felix papilarrdi  or jack bruce.

  • Blaire Ronzel
    Blaire Ronzel 1 год назад +1

    I'll be anyone 100 bucks that's is Todd Rundgren doing the guitar solo.

    • Pat King
      Pat King 1 год назад

      I'll take that bet... I know Mark, and it's him....!!!!!

    • Elio Lopez
      Elio Lopez 1 год назад

      +Blaire Ronzel No it's Mark. There's some studio footage of them doing the song. It's been doctored with the loops and sounds though. Still IMO the best version of this song ever done.

    • James Pritchett
      James Pritchett 1 год назад

      +Blaire Ronzel maybe.. but farner could play o.k.  besides ...what solo ? tape loops  and whatever else. it is a very cool sounding solo though.

  • Debra Bordelon
    Debra Bordelon 1 год назад

    let's do the lovecomotion jody with me

  • CaroLouWho
    CaroLouWho 1 год назад +2

    Most fun I've had in a long time was singing along to this with my sweetie in his car, not caring if we were good or if people in other cars were side-eyeing us, just having a blast. Memories are made of this.

  • laela1
    laela1 1 год назад +61

    best version of Locomotion!!! great guitar here!!!

    • dgpr
      dgpr 28 дней назад

      Loved this version. Brings back so many great memories of the 70's.

    • Presbian116 Tier1
      Presbian116 Tier1 8 месяцев назад

      +bucky468 agreed

    • bucky468
      bucky468 8 месяцев назад

      Kylie Minogue's version is a huge pile of dung.

  • Keith Mangold
    Keith Mangold 1 год назад

    Mark, Don and Mel.......nuff said

  • Machine Gun Nest
    Machine Gun Nest 1 год назад

    . @ 1:19 Theres Allied Aircraft Straffeing Gound Installations Fighters cutting . Trains in half Destroying Enemy RAILROAD LINES

  • Suely P. Coriolano
    Suely P. Coriolano 1 год назад

    I will love this rock song forever.

  • Charles Burch
    Charles Burch 1 год назад

    mise the 70's!!

  • death2pc
    death2pc 1 год назад

    Thanks Todd (Rundgren) for scoring, directing and producing this version...........................  It's the best.

    • bill mimms
      bill mimms 9 месяцев назад

      The whole album.  I read the book.  Couldn't believe what I was reading.  It basically said the band couldn't believe they were playing to big, sold out, stadiums.

  • nitro21553
    nitro21553 1 год назад


  • Julian
    Julian 1 год назад +14

    Yeah, this is a remake song that never gave credit to the original singer, but it's a good remake.

    • WillyisaPain 95
      WillyisaPain 95 1 месяц назад

      @ I Boarshock. I always enjoy learning something new.

    • I Boarshock
      I Boarshock 2 месяца назад

      +Tony Burgess
      _"You're supposed t leave a comment"_

      I did. My comments are anything and everything I damn well care to write. What, you're offended because I didn't dumb it down to something short and stupid just to meet for your own personal very very special needs?

    • Tony Burgess
      Tony Burgess 2 месяца назад

      Gee thanks for the college research paper! You're supposed t leave a comment, not write a book!

    • I Boarshock
      I Boarshock 1 год назад

      +alonzo9772 That's not how the music biz works. Cover versions of songs are utterly dirt common and have existed since the earliest days of recorded music. After more than a century the number of various covers recorded is now simply too vast to even try to guess. And they rarely if ever have credited the original performer... or the first person who recorded it, as the two might not be the same. Because *a cover isn't a copy of the first recording, it's another different recording of the same song*. The source is always a song, not a performance. And that makes all the difference.

      For example, back in like the 1920s songwriters would publish the sheet music for a new song, and then any performer who wanted could make a recording of it, so you might have several different versions being released almost simultaneously. Then everyone would wait and see which one became the most popular. And if that song went on to become a big hit in like New York, before it could be distributed nationally local bands in cities all across the US would make their own versions. And the local version that became most popular in any particular city would become that city's big hit version, the one that everyone locally would know and remember. But only eventually would people finally hear the big NY hit (which was probably not the actual original). However, coming later they wouldn't think it's as good as their first, favorite version.

      Now the original recording artist has never gotten any special or automatic credit for being the first, other than everyone else's version will be considered a cover. That's because the music industry is purely about sales, and lots of times the original recording sold badly and remained almost completely unknown. Over the years maybe a half dozen other recordings of the song then got made, but they all went nowhere. Finally one version suddenly becomes a huge hit and from then on that song and that performer will forever be linked together, and nobody will ever care if anyone else made an earlier recording.

      Being a huge hit means that there will often be scads of covers made of it over time, none of which will likely become seriously significant, until suddenly one those covers of that huge-hit-of-a-cover will itself become a huge hit. And when that happens everyone likely will already know of the first huge hit, because huge hits are commonly and easily remembered, so besides not being customary to credit previous performers, it would seem silly and superfluous to restate what was common knowledge.

      Now in this case Little Eva was the song's original recording artist, but GFR's recorded their Loco-motion in 1974, only 12 years after Little Eva's own. I was too young in 1962 to be aware of Little Eva's hit at the time. But I soon got to know it just from listening to music in general, so when I heard Grand Funk Railroads version in 1974, I knew just what it was a cover of.

      Finally, in the music industry, far more important than the performers are the songwriters. Every time the recording artist or a record company makes money off a song, the songwriter does too. Even when the performer or the record company _doesn't_ make money, like with radio airplay, the songwriter still does. That takes some pull. Inside the industry, consistently successful songwriters are superstars even though they're often completely unknown to the public. Because without the music, the performers are nothing. So better to give total credit to King and Goffen instead, as the ones who wrote a song that could become a huge hit for three separate performers in three separate decades..

  • LM dnjchen
    LM dnjchen 1 год назад +1

    F****** ROCKING SONG

    • LM dnjchen
      LM dnjchen 1 год назад

      Done like Beautiful men!

  • John Jarquin
    John Jarquin 1 год назад

    this song should've been called "Do The Locomotive"

  • BlitztheDragon
    BlitztheDragon 1 год назад +4

    Dance crazes: America's greatest weakness.

    • edselguru
      edselguru 11 месяцев назад

      Well, at least it's not the Macarena.

    • Punksthetic
      Punksthetic 1 год назад

      +BlitztheDragon Truly the solution to world peace.

  • Jessica bennett
    Jessica bennett 1 год назад

    i love this song and plus i am clapping ty for sharing:)

  • john meek
    john meek 1 год назад +1

    still love its the best

  • James Lawson
    James Lawson 1 год назад

    Can somebody say "all aboard the loco-motion!'? Because I would!

  • SudokuBrony
    SudokuBrony 1 год назад

    Of all the versions I've heard this one's my favorite!

  • tinderviddles
    tinderviddles 1 год назад

    By this time in 1974 wasn't the band simply called "Grand Funk"?? I thought I read somewhere that they went through some legal battles with one of the founding members then shortened the name of the band after the issues were settled.

    • bill mimms
      bill mimms 9 месяцев назад

      You read, pretty much, correctly.  I believe I read the drummer basically screwed Farner out of the rights to the songs.

  • roberto borrego
    roberto borrego 1 год назад

    cuando tienes planes para ir de rumba este tema ufff¡¡ prende y bieeen.

  • Brittany Lavalley
    Brittany Lavalley 1 год назад

    loved it

  • William Fuller
    William Fuller 1 год назад

    They are coming to Wichita,Ks sometime this month.

  • Machine Gun Nest
    Machine Gun Nest 1 год назад

    they should hit you with the leed twice::::::::::::::::::::::::

  • Rainbow Dash 4Ever
    Rainbow Dash 4Ever 1 год назад +4

    This song has become one of my favorites.

  • Ellen Felker
    Ellen Felker 1 год назад

    This one was great at dances! So exciting; total blast!!

  • KingKylenides
    KingKylenides 1 год назад

    When you work retail.. and they start playing non-stop Christmas music at work... then this comes on. It's your best friend. Thank god for classics.

    Epic head bob moment.

  • Sensible Soul
    Sensible Soul 1 год назад

    Great Karaoke material.....

  • Machine Gun Nest
    Machine Gun Nest 1 год назад

    @1:19- Theres Allied Aircraft Straffeing Ground installations Cutting Trains in Half Destroying Enemy RAILROAD LINES