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"Stomp!" is a song released by The Brothers Johnson from their fourth album, Light Up the Night, in early 1980. It reached number one on the Dance singles chart.[3] It reached number one on the R&B singles chart and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1980.[4] It was a bigger success in the UK, where it peaked at number 6 on the singles chart.[5] The song also reached number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart, staying in this position for six weeks in 1980.

Stomp - The Brothers Johnson.jpg
Single by The Brothers Johnson
from the album Light Up the Night
ReleasedFebruary 6, 1980
Songwriter(s)Louis Johnson, George "Happy" Johnson, Valerie Johnson, Rod Temperton
Producer(s)Quincy Jones
The Brothers Johnson singles chronology
"Ain't We Funkin' Now"
"Light Up the Night"


Chart historyEdit

U.S. and U.K. Released VersionsEdit

12" U.S. Promo (SP-17111) 6:22

7" U.S. Edit (2216-S) 3:58

7" U.S. Edit (K7857) 4:05

12" U.K. (AMSP-7509-A) 6:23

7" U.K. (AMS 7509) 6:23

In the UK, 'Stomp' entered the singles chart at Number 65 on 23 February 1980 and had climbed to its highest position, Number 6, by 30 March 1980. It spent a total of 12 weeks on the UK singles chart. [15]

In popular cultureEdit

  • The song was also used in one episode of the British television series Red Dwarf, in which the main characters win a basketball game against prison guards.
  • It was also used in two episodes of the American series Freaks and Geeks, when the main characters visit a store in their local mall that sells disco-themed apparel.
  • "Stomp!" can be heard playing in the background during a scene in the 2008 film Yes Man.
  • The song was also included in the soundtrack of the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee.
  • The track was also used on Jane Fonda's 1982 fitness cassette, alongside tracks by the Jacksons and other artists.
  • The track was remade by B.G., the Prince of Rap in 1996.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Easlea, Daryl (2011). "The Brothers Johnson Light Up the Night Review". BBC Online. Retrieved October 27, 2013. However, Light Up the Night is all really about its lead single, Stomp, a truly irresistible piece of post-disco groove.
  2. ^ Elias, Jason. "Various Artists – Funk Classics: The 80's". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 26, 2014. The graceful post-disco of the Brothers Johnson's "Stomp!"
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 44.
  4. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  5. ^ "Official Charts Company". 1980-02-23. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Stomp". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Official Charts Company". 1980-02-23. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  9. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, May 24, 1980
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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  13. ^ 1980: The Top 100 Soul/Funk/Disco Singles
  14. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 27, 1980
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