Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
|"Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)"|
|Single by Us3|
|from the album Hand on the Torch|
|Format||12" single, CD single, Cassette single|
|Label||Blue Note Records|
|Writer(s)||Herbie Hancock, Rahsaan Kelly, Geoff Wilkinson, Mel Simpson|
|Producer(s)||Geoff Wilkinson, Mel Simpson|
|Us3 singles chronology|
"Cantaloop" was certified gold by the RIAA on March 25, 1994 for sales of over 500,000 copies.
The original song ("Cantaloupe Island") is a 16 bar repeated chart consisting of F minor for 4 measures, D♭7 for 4 measures, D minor for 4 measures, then F minor again. "Cantaloop" excludes the D minor section, uses the F minor section during the verses, and goes between the F minor and D♭7 during the horn riffs and trumpet solo. The featured soloist is Gerard Presencer.
The song makes notable mention of the Birdland jazz club in New York City in its opening line – "Ladies and gentlemen, as you know, we have something special down here at Birdland this evening: a recording for Blue Note Records." The line, spoken by Pee Wee Marquette, is taken from Art Blakey's first Birdland album A Night at Birdland Vol. 1.
There are recurring samples, particularly in the beginning, of two men saying "yeah!" and "what's that?". Both of these were taken from the intro to Lou Donaldson's "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On)"
The song is played in the opening of the 1994 film Renaissance Man. It was used as intro music for the successful 1990s German TV show Willemsens Woche by German author and TV presenter Roger Willemsen. It is also featured on the Super Mario Bros. film soundtrack.
|End of year chart (1994)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||41|
- "Billboard Top 100 – 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27.