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Hampton The Hampster – The Hampsterdance Song

Hampton The Hampster – The Hampsterdance Song

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    "The Hampsterdance Song" is a novelty song by Hampton the Hampster. The song's hook is based on a sped-up sample of "Whistle-Stop", a song from the 1973 Disney film Robin Hood. This sample was originally used for a 1998 web page called the Hampster Dance, created by Canadian art student Deidre LaCarte. Using the web page's popularity as a springboard, she and a Toronto native, Jeffery Lane, worked together with Canadian remix duo the Boomtang Boys to create a full song out of the sample. Due to licensing issues with Disney, Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace of the Boomtang Boys re-recorded the sample and added new lyrics.

    Produced by the Boomtang Boys, "The Hampsterdance Song" was released as a single on July 4, 2000, by Koch Entertainment. In Canada, the song topped the Canadian Singles Chart and was played on Canadian radio, reaching number 36 on the RPM 100 Hit Tracks chart. The song also became a top-five hit in Australia, peaking at number five on the ARIA Singles Chart in March 2001. In the United States, the song peaked at number four on the Billboard Maxi-Singles Sales chart. An animated music video was created for the song starring four Hampsters named Hampton, Hado, Dixie and Fuzzy.

    Tracklist

    1 The Hampsterdance Song (Radio Edit) 3:35
    2 The Hampsterdance Song (Extended Mix) 5:00
    3 The Hampsterdance Song (Club Mix) 5:27