Hurts my brain to think about all of the songs referenced by Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars (released November 10, 2014). I think this excerpt from Wikipedia, says it best:
According to Billboard 's author, Sean Ross, the song is widely influenced by funk artists and their songs, including James Brown's "Living in America", Stevie Wonder 's "Superstition", Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce", One Way's "Cutie Pie", The Gap Band's "Oops Up Side Your Head", Earth, Wind & Fire's "Getaway", The Sequence's "Funk You Up", The Sugarhill Gang's "Apache", George Kranz's "Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa)" and The Time's "Cool" though more likely this comes from The Time's hit "Jungle Love". The only song on "Uptown Funk" specifically credited is the 2012 top 10 R&B and rap hit Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything" (which gives the song its "don't believe me, just watch" chant).
Nicely done Mr. Ross.
To the aforementioned list, I would add:
Kool and The Gang's Ladies Night and Hollywood Swinging
Duran Duran's Notorious