Forgotten Pop

Forgotten Songs! – This Week – Slam Dunk (Da Funk)

There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them very rarely that they can create a sense of nostalgic for you, the listener. So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.

Slam Dunk (Da Funk) – 5ive

When I was a kid, I grew up in the times of boybands and there were many that I was a fan of but 5ive was one of my favourites. So today we are going to look at one of the early singles that they released – their debut!

Slam Dunk (Da Funk) was released by the band 5ive on the 1st December 1997. The track was written by Denniz Pop, Max Martin, Jake Schluze and Herbie Crichlaw. The song was released under the record label of BMG and RCA.

Slam Dunk (Da Funk) sampled the song Clap Your Hands by Herbie Crichlaw. Whilst the song wasn’t released as a single in many countries, it was used in the NBA’s theme song. The track was also used on other American media including Sabrina The Teenage Witch and the Disney Channel film Smart House.

The song did relatively well in the UK and went to certified silver selling 200,00 copies. It reached only number 10 in the charts which in some ways is not bad for a debut track.

I think sometimes this is a track from 5ive that get’s forgotten about which is a shame as it is really catchy.

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