How Did I Miss That: Powerpuff Girls Sampling James Brown

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If you hadn’t noticed already, there’s something very familiar about the Powerpuff Girls theme tune and it has something to do with James Brown…

Sorry if I’m covering old ground here, but because I never had the opportunity to watch The Powerpuff Girls when I was a child (it was always on cable and we didn’t have it), I only just discovered this. The sneaky composers (James L. Venable, Thomas Chase, Stephen Rucker) embedded a very famous drum break within the flowery theme tune and unless you were a James Brown fan, you might not have noticed. Yes, that drum break is from Funky Drummer. In the words of this feature, how did I miss that?!

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.