Yeah! Woo!

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The loop as heard on the original single, "Think (About It)" with the follow-up lyric.

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Yeah! Woo! is a drum break which includes Bobby Byrd's ("yeah!") and James Brown's ("Woo!") voices which has been repeatedly used in popular music, often in the form of a loop. It originates from the 1972 Lyn Collins recording "Think (About It)", a song written and produced by Brown, and is one of 5 breaks contained in the recording.

Background and impact[edit]

"Yeah! Woo!" was probably first used as a loop by Cookie Crew (in "Females") but got major airplay and attention used as the backing loop for the 1988 platinum-selling hit "It Takes Two" by MC Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, which is almost entirely composed of sampled parts from "Think (About It)".

The number of artists who have used "Yeah! Woo!" in songs numbers in the hundreds – it became almost ubiquitous in dance and hip hop records during the late 1980s and early 1990s. It has also found its way into the title screen of Action 52 on the NES, the "Jungle Chase" level of Super Adventure Island on the SNES, and "Jazzy NYC" (Alex's Theme) as well as the continue screen of Street Fighter III: New Generation. The samples were also used in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, in many of the Chao races.

Songs that use the "Yeah! Woo!" loop[edit]


  • ak9 - "The Kraken"
  • Black and White – "Do You Know"
  • Boy 8-Bit – "Fog Bank"
  • Bravo & Dj's – "Difacil Rap"
  • Bustre - "Jupiter Beatz"
  • Crookers – "Sveglia"
  • Crookers – "All the Girls Standing in The Line for the Bathroom"
  • Don Pablo's Animals - "Venus"
  • Feadz – "Cold as Feadz"
  • The Flashbulb - "Black Lawn Finale"
  • FPI Project – "Going Back to My Roots"
  • FPI Project - "Rich In Paradise"
  • Greater Than One – "Tricky Disco"
  • Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K – "Spin That Wheel"
  • John Mellencamp – "I'm Not Running Anymore"
  • KA Posse – "Shake" Joe Smooth Mix
  • Kelemen Kabátban – "Téli dallam"
  • Kid606 – "The Illness"
  • King África - "Salta"
  • Lone – "Pineapple Crush"
  • Masoko Solo – "Pessa Pessa (Cerla Remix)"
  • Mike Candys feat. Jack Holiday – "La Serenissima"
  • Mister Mixi & Skinny Scotty - "I Can Handle It"
  • New System – "Let Me Take"
  • Raul Orellana - "The Real Wild House"
  • The Sacados – "Bikini a Lunares Amarillo"
  • The Sacados – "Ritmo de la Noche"
  • Shocking Blue - "Venus (BHF Remix)"
  • Chaos A.D. – "Psultan Part 1 (Squarepusher Remix)"
  • Squarepusher – "Schizm #2 Mix"
  • TC - "Get Down Low (ShockOne Remix)"
  • Theme song for Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • The "4th Grade" remix of the South Park theme song
  • Tyree Cooper – "Turn Up The Bass"
  • Venetian Snares – "Gentleman"
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – "I'm Tweeked/Attack of the 20 lb Pizza"


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