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|
|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. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard R&B charts, No. 39 on the dance charts, and No. 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.
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