"Whoomp! (There It Is)" is a number two Billboard Hot 100 single by the Miami bass group Tag Team. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1993. The song's critical reception has been mixed, appearing on both best and worst of all time lists. It is frequently parodied and has also become a staple of sporting events. Tag Team tried to prolong the success of "Whoomp! (There It Is)" with Addams Family and Disney versions, but none of those cracked the Top 40 and the group is considered a one-hit wonder.
The song sampled a beginning synthesizer line from the 1980 Italo-disco hit "I'm Ready" by Kano. The chorus is almost the same as the song "Whoot, There It Is" released by fellow Miami-based 95 South a month earlier, but the verse lyrics are much different. Both songs charted on the Billboard chart at the same time, but "Whoot, There It Is" peaked at #11 and "Whoomp! (There It Is) peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Whoomp! (There It Is)" was rated #97 in VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders. The song listed at #58 on "Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time". On September 11, 2010 Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at #65 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, stating from their "1993 journal": "It's clear this is just the start for Tag Team. Also, handheld computing is here!"
The video for the song features a large outdoor party. It was filmed at an Atlanta fairground. Extras were recruited by word-of-mouth and also by an announcement on a local radio station. More than a thousand extras showed up for the shoot.
In 2010, the song became the subject of media scrutiny when Gawker posted an item asking whether United States PresidentBarack Obama appears as an extra in the song's video. A similarity was noted between Obama, who was 31 and working as an attorney in Chicago at the time the video was shot, and an Atlanta-hired extra who appears at the 1:01 mark in the clip. However, no one involved in the making of the video was able to remember the extra's name. The Gawker writer came to the conclusion that it was not Obama. Politifact rated the claim that Obama was in the video as "Pants on Fire".
In 1994, when the Houston Rockets won their first NBA Championship, Tag Team re-mixed their song yet again. This was titled Hoop! (There It Is). It was released on a CD honoring the team by Houston radio station 97.9 The Box and Mobile One.
In 1995, Tag Team made an alternate version of the song called Whoomp! (There It Went) together with several Disney characters. It is basically the same song, but with several lyrics altered to depict Donald Duck's party in this version rather than a generic one in the original.
British dance band Clock released a cover of the track in July 1995, with the slightly altered title of "Whoomph! (There It Is)".