Outstanding

Charlie Wilson, The Gap Band

About Outstanding

"Outstanding" is a song originally performed by The Gap Band and written by member Raymond Calhoun. The song originally appeared on the group's platinum-selling 1982 album Gap Band IV. It is one of their signature songs and biggest hits, reaching the number one spot on the U. S. R&B Singles Chart in February 1983. "Outstanding" peaked at number fifty-one on the Billboard Hot 100.


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2012
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Girl, you're looking sweeter now
You got it every day, girl
Wish that I could love you now
In a special way

You light my fire
I feel alive with you, baby
You blow my mind
I'm satisfied

Outstanding (So outstanding, yeah)
Girl, you knock me out
Excited (I'm so excited, baby)
It makes me want to shout (Baby)

Gee, I feel so lucky, girl
To have you all alone
I really love the way you love me
Forever I'll be yours

You blow my mind, baby
I'm so alive with you, baby
You blow my mind, baby
You blow my mind, baby, baby

You light my fire {You light my fire}
I feel alive with you, baby { I feel alive}
You blow my mind {You blow my mind}
I'm satisfied {I'm satisfied}

Outstanding (You?re so outstanding, yeah)
Girl, you knock me out (Dooby dooby dooby dooby dooby you knock me out)
Excited (So excited, baby)
It makes me want to shout (Girl, you know, you know, you know you knock me out)

Outstanding (I really love the way you knock me out)
Girl, you knock me out (Girl, you know, you know, you know you knock me out)
(Shooby dooby dooby doo doo dooby)
(Girl, you knock me out)

(So excited, baby)
(Girl, you know, you know, you know you knock me out)
(Girl, you know, you know, you know you knock me out)
(I-I?m so-so excited)
(So outstandin?, baby)
(Girl, you know, you know, you know you knock me out)
(I really love the way you love me, girl)
(So outstandin?)

Outstanding (So outstanding, girl)
Girl, you knock me out (Girl, you know, you know, you know you knock me out)
Excited (Girl, you know, you know, you know you knock me out)
It makes me want to shout

You blow my mind, baby {You blow my mind}
I?m so alive with you, baby
You blow my mind, baby {You blow my mind}
You blow my mind, baby

You light my fire {You light my fire}
I feel alive with you, baby, baby
You blow my mind {You blow my mind}
I?m satisfied {I?m satisfied}

Outstanding
Girl, you knock me out
Excited (So excited)
It makes me want to shout

 (Hey)
Girl, you knock me out (Girl, you knock me out, baby)
Excited
It makes me want to shout (Make me want to shout, baby)

Outstanding
Girl, you knock me out (Girl, you know you knock me out, baby)
(Girl, you know, you know you knock me out, babe)

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The Gap Band

The Gap Band was an American funk band, who rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. Comprising brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band in 1967 in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group shortened its name to The Gap Band in 1973. After 43 years together, they retired in 2010. more »

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Written by: RAYMOND JAMES CALHOUN

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10 facts about this song

Band Formation
"Outstanding" is a song written and performed by "The Gap Band", an American R&B and funk band that was formed in 1967. The band was originally comprised of three brothers: Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson.
Album Release
"Outstanding" was included in the album "Gap Band IV", which was released in 1982. The album is the sixth studio album from the band, and it peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart.
Song Popularity
"Outstanding" became one of the biggest hits for "The Gap Band". It reached number one on the U.S. R&B Singles Chart, where it remained for six weeks. However, the song did not make it into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 51.
Song Influence
The song "Outstanding" has been widely sampled by numerous artists across various music genres. It's been referenced in songs by artists such as Madonna, Ashanti, and even in some tracks by famous rapper Jay-Z.
Awards & Recognition
Although "Outstanding" might not have won any major awards, it played a significant role in establishing The Gap Band's position as one of the leading R&B groups of the 1980s.
Song Composition
"Outstanding" is known for its distinctive beat and rhythm, which are indicative of the band's signature funk style. The song also features an infectious chorus that helped it become a well-loved party anthem.
Band Members
The song "Outstanding" showcases the Wilson brothers' shared talents. Charlie Wilson was the lead vocalist of the band and played the piano, Ronnie Wilson played the trumpet, and Robert Wilson played the bass guitar and drums.
Cultural Impact
"Outstanding" has had a long-lasting cultural impact, not only within the R&B and funk community but also in popular culture in general. The song is often played at clubs and parties even several decades after its initial release.
Song Relevance
Even though "Outstanding" came out in 1982, the song has managed to remain relevant and popular over the years. It has been used in commercials, films, and television series, which has helped the song reach new audiences.
Future Collaborations
The song’s success led to later collaborations. Charlie Wilson, the lead singer of the band, went on to work with top artists in the music industry like Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams after the band’s split. All of them have admitted to being influenced by "The Gap Band" and particularly the song "Outstanding".

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