So my discovery of the breakthough exploration by 5280, the Denver Magazine, of one-hit wonder Miami Bass classic Whoomp! (There it is), sent me down a pointless research jag. Along the way I learned the following. The Whoomp chant was brought up to North Denver, home of Tag Team, by three strippers: Cinnamon, Chocolate, and Dark-N-Lovely. Whoomp! is one of the most successful singles of all time, putting it in league with, you know, Elvis and all that. Dude's name is DC the Brain Supreme, not "DC who reigns supreme." In 2010, some music video forensics specialists thought they'd identified an extra in the original video as Barack Obama.
The song still nets each half of Tag Team around $50K per year (and that's after getting shafted on the original ownership structure.) I had forgotten that Tag Team made an ill-fated adaptation of their song for the Addams Family movie, called Addams Family (Whoomp!). The distinctive sample comes from an Italian disco single, "I'm ready," by a group called Kano, which is great in its original:
Italian disco was a short-lived genre of its own, some of which was collected by K-TEL:
Presumably a more authentic, non-K-Tel compilation?: