|"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 funk song performed by the Gap Band, released in 1982 on producer Lonnie Simmons's 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.
In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the song was one of those named on the 2001 Clear Channel memorandum of "lyrically questionable" songs.
It reached No. 2 on the Billboard R&B charts, No. 39 on the dance charts, and No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100.
|US Billboard Dance Club Songs||39|
|US Billboard Hot 100||31|
|US Billboard Hot Black Singles||2|