Pressure Drop

Toots & the Maytals, The Maytals

About Pressure Drop

"Pressure Drop" is a song recorded in 1969 by the Maytals for record producer Leslie Kong. The song appears on their 1970 album Monkey Man (released in Jamaica by Beverley's Records) and From the Roots (released in the UK by Trojan Records). "Pressure Drop" helped launch the band's career outside Jamaica when the song was featured on the soundtrack to the 1972 film The Harder They Come, which introduced reggae to much of the world. In 2004, Rolling Stone rated the song No. 453 in its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This song has been covered often, most notably by the Specials, Keith Richards, Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds, and the Clash. "Pressure Drop" refers to the barometric pressure. This song predates modern weather forecasting, and at that time in the context of this song, island populations relied on the simple but reliable instrument (barometer) to predict adverse weather. The liquid barometer displays pressure as a measure of the fluid in a glass tube, and when the air pressure drops the fluid level "drops" accordingly. A rapid drop in air pressure indicates the severity of the approaching storm (hurricane), and is sometimes referred to as "the bottom dropping out". Attention to pressure changes could spell the difference between life and death for an island dweller. "Pressure drop" is used as a clever poetic device in this song, and is the artist's way of saying, "A storm is coming for you."The song was featured in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the radio station K-Jah West. 


Year:
2004
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Hmm hmm hmm, yeah
Hmm hmm hmm, yeah
Hmm hmm hmm, yeah

It is you (oh yeah)
It is you, you (oh yeah)
It is you (oh yeah)

'Cause a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah pressure drop a drop on you
I say a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah pressure drop a drop on you

I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it
Know that you were doing wrong

I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it
Know that you were doing wrong

Hmm hmm hmm, yeah
Hmm hmm hmm, yeah
Hmm hmm hmm, yeah
I say a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you
Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you

It is you (oh yeah)
It is you, you (oh yeah)
It is you (oh yeah)

I say a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you
Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you

I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it
Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you

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Written by: Frederick Hibbert

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