Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Songoftheday 6/20/17 - This is a song about those bad days start out happy and end up sad days, talkin' about that Murphy's law chill if it can go wrong yes it will...

"Ooops Up" - Snap!
from the album World Power (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #35 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 2

Today's song of the day comes from the German-based dance act Snap!, who had a huge international hit with the club jam "The Power" that ended up climbing to #2 on the American pop chart in the summer of 1990. Their follow-up single, "Ooops Up", used the Gap Band's funk classic "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops)" as a foundation. That record, released in 1980, hit the top ten on the American R&B (#4) and British pop singles (#6) charts...


Snap's update, which featured singer Penny Ford now as an official member (she was a singer in the Gap Band's outfit back in the day), brought the beat back to the club with a rap written by Turbo B (Durron Butler) over a house music beat provided by the act's leaders/producers Michael Münzing
and Luca Anzilotti...


"Ooops Up" became Snap!'s second top-40 pop hit in October of 1990. The single climbed to #18 on Billboard's R&B chart and #3 on their Rap Singles list. The remixes on the 12" record helped the track up to #4 on the Dance Club Play chart in America. Internationally, the song reached the top ten in their native Germany (#2), the Netherlands (#2), Austria (#2), Sweden (#2), Switzerland (#2), Norway (#2), Australia (#4), Belgium (#4), the UK (#5), Italy (#6), Ireland (#6), Spain (#6), and New Zealand (#8).

A third single from the World Power record, "Cult Of Snap", didn't reach America, but was a big European hit, reaching the top ten in the Netherlands (#2), Germany (#3), and the UK (#8) among others. But the fourth release, "Mary Had A Little Boy", did make the States, where it climbed to #4 on the Dance Club Play chart at #56 on the R&B list.  While the group was preparing their next album, Ford left to return to her solo career, hitting the top 40 on the R&B chart with "Daydreaming" in 1993, while also recording with Soul II Soul.

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Here's one of the remixes (the "Other" mix) that got the track to the #4 on the dance chart....


Here they are appearing on Soul Train to promote the single...


Lastly, Snap! in concert in Germany in 1990 with "The Power" and "Ooops Up"...


Up tomorrow: Glam metal boys need a little faith.

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