Stomp!

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"Stomp!"
Stomp - The Brothers Johnson.jpg
Single by The Brothers Johnson
from the album Light Up the Night
Released February 6, 1980
Recorded 1978–1979
Genre Post-disco[1][2]
Length 6:20
Label A&M
Songwriter(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)
"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.[3] It reached number one on the R&B singles chart and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1980.[4] 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.

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In popular culture[edit]

  • The song was also used in one episode of the British television series Red Dwarf, in which the main characters win a basketball game against prison guards.
  • It was also used in two episodes of the American series Freaks and Geeks, when the main characters visit a store in their local mall that sells disco-themed apparel.
  • "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.
  • The track was also used on Jane Fonda's 1982 fitness cassette, alongside tracks by the Jacksons and other artists.
  • The track was remade by B.G., the Prince of Rap in 1996.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Easlea, Daryl (2011). "The Brothers Johnson Light Up the Night Review". BBC Online. Retrieved October 27, 2013. However, Light Up the Night is all really about its lead single, Stomp, a truly irresistible piece of post-disco groove. 
  2. ^ Elias, Jason. "Various Artists – Funk Classics: The 80's". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 26, 2014. The graceful post-disco of the Brothers Johnson's "Stomp!" 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 44. 
  4. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales