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Thursday, 25 February 2010

The Gap Band - OOps Upside Your Head

'Oops Upside Your Head', otherwise known as 'I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!)' is a 1979 funk anthem recorded by the R&B group The Gap Band and released off their fourth album, The Gap Band II.

This single became an international hit for the group upon its late 1979 release, though it failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at number-one on its Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart), the song hit the top ten on the US R&B and disco charts and became a big-seller overseas where it peaked at number seven in the UK and number six in the Netherlands.

The song is famous for its chant, "say, oops upside your head/say oops upside your head" and besides the verse, or refrain, "just because you don't believe that I wanna dance/don't mean that I don't want to", the song is mainly featured of humorous spoken monologues by Gap Band lead singer Charlie Wilson who was inspired by his cousin Bootsy Collins' own humorous slant in his songs. Wilson mentioned stories of "Jack & Jill" with the lyric, "Jack and Jill went up the hill to have a little fun/stupid Jill forgot her pill and now they have a son", and "Humpty Dumpty" ("Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall/Humpty Dumpty had a great fall...I think he cracked all the way"). The line, "the bigger the headache the bigger the pill, the bigger the doctor the bigger the bill" was said to be influenced by similar lines from Parliament-Funkadelic in the mid-'70s including the line "the bigger the headache, the bigger the pill" in "Dr. Funkenstein".

Wilson's spoken intro, "this is radio station W-GAP", was a reference to Parliament's opening line in "P-Funk (I Want My Funk Uncut)", "welcome to radio station W-E-F-U-N-K, better known as WE-FUNK." The song is said to be one of the first songs to use hip-hop-styled monologues in a song. The song's success broke ground for the group, who would go on to become a successful R&B outfit throughout the 1980s. Today, it remains a popular song in the Gap Band's stable to this day.

In the UK, this song is typically "danced" to by sitting on the floor in rows and performing a rhythmic "rowing" action. The origin of this unusual dance, unique to this track, is unknown, but is very widely seen. It was especially popular during the 1980s

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