- For other uses, see All pages beginning with "Outstanding".
|Single by The Gap Band|
|from the album Gap Band IV|
|B-side||"The Boys Are Back in Town"|
|Length||3:19 (album version)
6:13 (extended version)
|The Gap Band singles chronology|
"Outstanding" is a song originally performed by The Gap Band and written by member Raymond Calhoun. The song originally appeared on the group's platinum-selling 1982 album Gap Band IV. It is one of their signature songs and biggest hits, reaching the number one spot on the U.S. R&B Singles Chart in February 1983. "Outstanding" peaked at number fifty-one on the Hot 100.
- "Shelton-D Is Outstanding" by Shelton-D (1988)
- "Outstanding" by Rob Base (1989)
- "Don't Do It" by Richie Rich (2) (1990)
- "True to the Game" by Ice Cube (1991)
- "Typical Reasons (Swing My Way)" (Remix) by Prince Markie Dee (1992)
- "Blow Your Mind" by Redman (1992)
- "I'm Outstanding" by Shaquille O'Neal (1993)
- "Knock It Out" by DC Rappers (1993)
- "Summer Bunnies" by R. Kelly (1993)
- "Love No Limit" by Mary J. Blige (1993)
- "Da B Side" by Da Brat feat. Notorious B.I.G. and Jermaine Dupri (1994)
- "U Blow My Mind" by Blackstreet (1994)
- "I Belong to You (Rollerskate Radio Mix)" by Toni Braxton (1994)
- "Inside of Me" by Madonna (1994)
- "Every Little Thing I Do" by Soul for Real (1995)
- "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Tina Moore (1995)
- "So Many Ways" by The Braxtons (1996)
- "Boy You Knock Me Out" by Tatyana Ali feat. Will Smith (1998)
- "Happy (I'm So Happy Remix)" by Ashanti feat. Charli Baltimore, D.O. Cannon, & Young Merc (2002)
- "Best Thing I Never Had" (Lil' Jon & DJ Kontrol Remix) by Beyoncé Knowles feat. Shawty Putt (2011)
- Kid Rock covered the song on his Live Trucker album.
- Kenny Thomas (1990)
- Andrew Cole, English footballer, following Manchester United's treble win in the 1998-99 season.
Also sampled in a version of Tina Turner's "Goldeneye" hit, included only on the promotional 12" maxi-single.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||51|
|UK Singles Chart||68|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||1|
"The Girl Is Mine" by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
|Billboard's Hot Black Singles number one single
February 5, 1983
"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson