Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team

This song took off in the summer of 1993.  Tag Team was from Miami, and I remember first hearing it on the radio while I was at a tennis tournament in Florida that July.  Whoomp! There It Is has managed to stay somewhat mainstream over the years by virtue of being widely played at sporting events; in part because it was included on the original "Jock Jams, Volume 1" album in 1995.

Now here's something most people don't know about this song: A month before it came out, another Miami group called 95 South actually released a different track called "Whoot, There It Is."  It even made it all the way to #11 on the Billboard charts that summer.  Despite having almost the same title, the songs sounded nothing alike.  The only reason I know about this is because on that said trip to Florida I bought the cassette single, and I was very disappointed when I realized it was the wrong one.

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