You Dropped a Bomb on Me
|"You Dropped a Bomb on Me"|
A-side label of U.S. 12-inch vinyl release
|Single by The Gap Band|
|from the album Gap Band IV|
"Lonely Like Me"|
"Humpin'" (from The Gap Band III)
"Early in the Morning" (Germany)
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 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. 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 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.
The song is frequently played at sporting events. For example, it is played at Oklahoma State home games when a player from the home team hits a home run.
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