You Dropped a Bomb on Me
|"You Dropped a Bomb on Me"|
|Single by The Gap Band|
|from the album Gap Band IV|
|Length||4:05 (Single Version)|
5:13 (12" Single Edit)
13:07 (Special Disco Mix)
|Songwriter(s)||Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor, Charlie Wilson|
|The Gap Band singles chronology|
"You Dropped a Bomb on Me" is a song performed by the Gap Band, released in 1982 on producer Lonnie Simmons' label, Total Experience Records. In addition to the single release, the song was featured on the band's 1982 album Gap Band IV.
A notable feature of the song is its use of a synthesizer to imitate the whistling sound, as well as an exploding sound of a bomb being dropped. This is first heard immediately before the first verse, and throughout the song from the fourth chorus onward. The song also features timpani drum rolls.
Chart positions and performance
|US Billboard Dance Club Songs||39|
|US Billboard Hot 100||31|
|US Billboard Hot Black Singles||2|
In popular culture
- The song is featured in a Walmart Christmas holiday television commercial which started airing in October 2017.
- The song is frequently played at sporting events. For example, it is played at San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, and Miami Marlins home games when a player from the home team hits a home run.
- The song is also played in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on the in-game radio station, Bounce FM.
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