Stomp!

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"Stomp!"
Single by The Brothers Johnson
from the album Light Up the Night
Released February 6, 1980
Recorded 1978–1979
Genre Disco
Length 4:04
Label A&M
Writer(s) Louis Johnson, George "Happy" Johnson, Valerie Johnson, Rod Temperton
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
The Brothers Johnson singles chronology
"Ain't We Funkin' Now"
(1979)
"Stomp!"
(1980)
"Light Up the Night"
(1980)

"Stomp!" is a song released by The Brothers Johnson from their fourth album, Light Up the Night, in early 1980. It reached number one on the Dance singles chart.[1] It reached number one on the R&B singles chart and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1980.[2] It was a bigger success in the UK, where it peaked at number 6 on the singles chart. The song also reached number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart, staying in this position for six weeks in 1980.

It is the best known and most commercially successful song from The Brothers Johnson.

Cultural references[edit]

The song was also used in one episode British television series Red Dwarf, in which the main characters win a basketball game against prison guards.

"Stomp!" can be heard playing in the background during a scene in the 2008 film Yes Man.

The song was also included in the soundtrack of the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 44. 
  2. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
Preceded by
"And the Beat Goes On" by The Whispers
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
April 5–12, 1980
Succeeded by
"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" by The Isley Brothers
Preceded by
"Funkytown" / "All Night Dancing" by Lipps Inc
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
April 12, 1980 - April 26, 1980
Succeeded by
"A Lover's Holiday" / "The Glow of Love" / "Searching" by Change
Preceded by
"I Pledge My Love" by Peaches & Herb
New Zealand Singles Chart number-one single
May 30, 1980 - July 11, 1980
Succeeded by
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc