More Bounce to the Ounce

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"More Bounce to the Ounce"
Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce single cover.jpg
Single by Zapp
from the album Zapp
B-side"Freedom"[1]
Released1980 (1980)
Format12", 7", cassette
Genre
Length5:14 (single version)
9:25 (album version)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Roger Troutman[6]
Producer(s)
Zapp singles chronology
"More Bounce to the Ounce"
(1980)
"Be Alright"
(1981)

"More Bounce to the Ounce" is a song performed by American funk band Zapp. It is the opening track on their eponymous debut album and serves as the album's first single. The song was written,[6] arranged, composed and produced[7] by Roger Troutman; and it peaked at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.[8]

The song is featured in the 2002 Rockstar video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and the 2018 South Park episode "A Boy and a Priest".

The song title was taken from a 1950s Pepsi ad campaign of the same name.[9][10]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 86
US Dance Music/Club Play Singles (Billboard)[11] 19
US R&B Singles (Billboard)[11] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Rap meets Techno, with a short history of Electro". Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ La Haine/Métisse - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
  4. ^ The 30 Best Funk Songs Ever (Updated 2017) | Billboard
  5. ^ "More Bounce to the Ounce - Zapp - Song Info - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b Elias, Jason. "All the Greatest Hits - Roger, Zapp - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1983). Joel Whitburn's Top pop: 1955-1982 (4th ed.). Record Research. p. 461.
  9. ^ "50s Pepsi Ad Life Magazine Sept 3 1951 Teen Life Classic Ads". Etsy. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Pepsi "More Bounce to the Ounce" 1950s". Adbranch. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Zapp - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 5, 2014.

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