VIDEO: Tag Team performs “Whoomp There it is” at Bulls game



Do you remember the 1-hit wonder duo named “Tag Team?” In 1993, they had the song of the summer, a smash hit single entitled “Whoomp! There it is” which ended up the second most popular song of the entire year. “Whoomp! There it is” went quadruple platinum has over 4,000,000 copies of the single have been sold.

However, not much has been heard from Tag Team since 1993. The United Center in Chicago is one place where the song has never gone away.

The Luvabulls, the official name of the Bulls dance team, performs to the song all the time during Chicago Bulls games. They’ve been doing so for many many years. Tonight Tag Team themselves performed in The House that Michael Jordan Built.

Tag Team and the Luvabulls performed at halftime of the Chicago Bulls 96-89 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was part of ’90s night’ festivities at the arena.

Here’s the YouTube of the entire song:

At the risk of sounding a bit “old man yells at cloud”ish, the 90s were the golden era of music. It’s all been downhill for America, at least musically, since the 1990s. Obviously Tag Team peaked in 1993, with this song reaching the apex of its popularity around the same time that Bulls vanquished Charles Barkley’s Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals.

The 1990s Chicago Bulls were the greatest dynasty in the history of Chicago sports, and among the best dynasties in all of sport, not just basketball. They boasted the best NBA team of all time in 1995-96, and the greatest player in basketball history in Michael Jordan.


In other words, if any sports franchises deserves to hold a “90s night” promotion, it’s the Bulls.

Paul M. Banks owns, operates and writes The Sports, which is partnered with Fox Sports Digital, eBay, Google News and CBS Interactive. You can read Banks’ feature stories in the Chicago Tribune RedEye newspaper and listen to him on KOZN 1620 The Zone.

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