You Dropped A Bomb On Me – Gap Band

February 18, 2022

In 1982, the funk group Gap Band released “You Dropped A Bomb On Me.” You may have heard this song while you played Grand Theft Auto- San Andreas. This song is also commonly played when a team makes a touchdown at football games. When a long touchdown pass is completed, it’s usually nicknamed a long bomb. 

Fun Facts: 

  • Even though “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” has an upbeat tune, it’s actually about a girl who broke up with the lead singer. So some people think the bomb is a good thing. 
  • The Gap Band was originally called Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band. They are all from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • The Gap Band got their name by using the street in Tulsa, where they grew up—Greenwood, Archer, and Pine.
  • The Gap Band was created by Ronnie, Charlie, and Robert Wilson in 1967.
  • The brothers were found by Leon Russell, a well-known Tulsa icon. 
  • Ronnie is the oldest of the three brothers. Sadly he passed away at age 73 in 2021.
  • Due to the word bomb being taken literally, this song was blacklisted from the radio after September 11th.
  • The Wilson brothers recorded this song at Total Experienced Record Label with Lonnie Simmons as producer.
  • It’s said that “You Dropped A Bomb On M”e was written to reconnect Tulsa, Oklahoma, after the 1921 massacre. With The Gap being an all-black band from Tulsa, they highly sympathized with those who were hurt or murdered.

Lyrics:

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You were the girl that changed my world

You were the girl for me

You lit the fuse, I stand accused

You were the first for me

But you turned me out baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

But you turned me on baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

You were my thrills, you were my pills

You dropped a bomb on me

You turn me out, you turn me on

You turned me loose then you turned me wrong

You dropped a bomb on me

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

But you turned me out baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

Just like Adam and Eve

Said you’d set me free

You took me to the sky, I’d never been so high

You were my pills, you were my thrills

You were my hope baby, you were my smoke

You dropped a bomb on me, hey baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

But you turned me out, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

But you turned me on, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

You dropped a bomb on me, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

We were in motion, felt like lotion

You were the girl for me

You were the first explosion turned out to be corrosion

You were the first for me

But you turned me out, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me (whoa, oh, oh, baby)

You dropped a bomb on me

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

I won’t forget what you done to me, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

You dropped a bomb on me

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

I, I-I, I-I-I won’t forget it

I, I-I, I-I-I won’t forget it

You dropped a bomb on me

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

You dropped a bomb on me

Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

I, I-I, I-I-I won’t forget it

I, I-I, I-I-I won’t forget it

You turned me out, you turned me on

And then you dropped me to the ground

You dropped a bomb on me

You turned me out, you turned me on

And then you dropped me to the ground

You dropped a bomb on me

You turned me out, then you turned me on

You dropped a bomb on me

You turned me out, then you turned me on

You dropped a bomb on me

You turned me out, then you turned me on (I, I-I)

You dropped a bomb on me (I-I-I won’t forget it)

You turned me out, then you turned me on (I, I-I)

You dropped a bomb on me (I-I-I won’t forget it)

You turned me out, then you turned me on (baby, you dropped a bomb on me, babe)

You dropped a bomb on me (then you turned me on)

You turned me out, then you turned me on (turned me on, babe)

You dropped a bomb on me (then you turned me on, babe)

You turned me out, then you turned me on

You dropped a bomb on me (then you turned me on, babe)

You turned me out, then you turned me on, baby

You dropped a bomb on me

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