Wham Bam

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"Wham Bam"
Wham Bam - Silver.jpg
Artwork for Italian vinyl release
Single by Silver
from the album Silver
B-side"Right on Time"
ReleasedJune 1976
Format7" single
GenrePop rock
Length3:25
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Rick Giles
Producer(s)Tom Sellers, Clive Davis

"Wham Bam" is a 1976 song by the American group Silver, written by country songwriter Rick Giles. It was the only charting song by the group. John Batdorf sings lead vocals.[1]

The single's title, "Wham Bam", was shown as "Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang", and peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 2, 1976.[2] It is ranked as the 70th biggest hit of 1976.[3] The song also charted in Canada (No. 27), doing better on the Adult Contemporary chart (No. 17).[4]

Arista executives gave the band the song to record, after concluding that none of the other tracks on the album they produced had single potential. Arista head Clive Davis himself co-produced their single.

The song appears in the 2017 Marvel Studios sequel film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it is included on the movie's soundtrack.[5]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airplay Direct: John Batdorf-Next Stop, Willoughby
  2. ^ The Hot 100, Week of October 2, 1976 – Billboard.
  3. ^ a b "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976".
  4. ^ a b Canada, Library and Archives (July 17, 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly".
  5. ^ Shepard, Jack (April 19, 2017). "Tracklist for Guardians of the Galaxy's Awesome Mixtape Vol. 2 revealed". The Independent. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Lyrics: Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang by Silver".
  8. ^ "Top Adult Contemporary Songs of 1976 ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts".
  9. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 2, 1976
  10. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved April 20, 2017.

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