You Dropped a Bomb on Me
|"You Dropped a Bomb on Me"|
|Single by The Gap Band|
|from the album Gap Band IV|
|B-side||"Humpin'" (from The Gap Band III)
"Early in the Morning" (Germany)
|Length||4:05 (Single Version)
5:13 (12" Single Edit)
13:07 (Special Disco Mix)
|Writer(s)||Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor, Charlie Wilson|
|The Gap Band singles chronology|
"You Dropped a Bomb on Me" is an electrofunk song performed by The Gap Band, released in 1982 on producer Lonnie Simmons' label, Total Experience Records. It reached #2 on the Billboard R&B charts, #39 on the dance charts and #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is noted for its sound effects, including the whistling sound of a descending bomb being dropped, as well as the sounds of the explosion of the bomb on target.
The song has been heavily used in media and hip-hop sampling
- "Big Apple Production Vol. 1" by Ser & Duff (1982)
- "Special Bulletin" by The News Crew (1986)
- "In Step" by Girl Talk (2008)
- "Purple Pills" by D-12 (2001)
Use in media
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - featured on the fictional radio station Bounce FM in the video game
- Featured as background music for an Animal Planet commercial, "danced" to by various breeds of monkey
- Performed live, with indoor fireworks, during the 1984 Grammys telecast
- Featured in the 2000 film Next Friday
- Featured in the film Brooklyn Rules
- Featured in an episode of Everybody Hates Chris
- The song is referenced in Mr. Show episode "Operation: Hell on Earth"
- The song is played during Ben Greenwood's section in the Liquid Force's "The Truth" wakeboarding free-ride movie
- Song without lyrics is frequently used as bumper music on "The Rush Limbaugh Show"
- Jordan, Jesse, GO! host Jesse Thorn uses this track as his "power jam" when he needs to get hyped.
- The song is featured in an episode of The Carrie Diaries (TV series)
- Featured in an episode of Cold Case
Use at sporting events
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- The song was played at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium after every touchdown pass by Mark Brunell of the Jacksonville Jaguars
- It is occasionally played at Citi Field after the New York Mets hit a home run
- The song is played at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, FL every time a University of Florida player hits a home run
- The song is played at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, OK every time an Oklahoma State player hits a home run
- The song is the first song that the Southlake Carroll Dragons warm up to before every home football game.
- The song is frequently played in the Oklahoma Bethany Broncos Football Stadium
- The song is played by The Dale and Holley Show on 850 WEEI when they "blow up" callers
- The song is played when the prize parachutes are dropped at Nationwide Arena for Columbus Blue Jackets games.
- The song is played at HSBC arena in Buffalo, NY when Buffalo Bandits player Cory Bomberry scores a goal
- This song was played at Citizens Bank Park when Phillies outfielder Pat Burrell hit a home run.
- This song was played at Miller Park when Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder hit a home run.
- Whenever the Memphis Grizzlies have a huge play in the 4th quarter at FedExForum, they play this song.
- The song was frequently played during Kansas City Royals games at Kauffman Stadium during the 1980s and 1990s.
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