Static (song)

"Static" is a 1988 song written by Full Force and recorded by James Brown. It was released as a single from Brown's album I'm Real and was charted #5 in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[1] Reviewing the album, People singled "Static" out for praise, calling it "inflammatory".[2] It contains samples of four songs, "I Know You Got Soul", "Hot Pants (I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm Coming)", "Alice, I Want You Just for Me", and "Hot Pants Road".[3] It was the last Top 40 hit[definition needed] of Brown's career.[citation needed]

Single by James Brown
from the album I'm Real
A-side"No static (Full Force 8 minute Def Mix"
B-side"Godfather Runnin' the Joint"
ReleasedJuly 1988 (1988-07)
GenreR&B, new jack swing
LabelScotti Bros.
Songwriter(s)Curt Bedeau, Gerry Charles, Hugh L Clarke, Brian George, Lucien George, Paul George
Producer(s)Full Force
James Brown charting singles chronology
"I'm Real"
"Gimme Your Love"

The song's title inspired the identity of the DC Comics superhero Static.[4]

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  3. ^ "Static by James Brown feat. Full Force on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  4. ^ "How Milestone Comics Reshaped The Comics Industry (Part 1)". YouTube. February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 18, 2020.