Sister Nancy’s 1982 Track “Bam Bam” Tops Itunes After Being Featured In Netflix Series – Ozark

Ophlin Russell otherwise known as Sister Nancy recorded the hit single “Bam Bam” 40 years ago in 1982 which was produced by Winston Riley. This track was also featured on her album titled One, Two.

“Bam, Bam” soared to the top of the chart after being featured in Season 4 of a Netflix series called Ozark which premiered on January 21, 2022. The track was played near the end of episode 1 titled “The Beginning of the End”.

Variety, an award-winning daily breaking news media reported that Ozark was Netflix’s most-streamed original in 2020 and after 40 years, since being featured in the series, the song regained international recognition and have been listed as Number 1 on the Reggae songs chart and certified Silver in the UK.

Additionally, the song was featured in another Netflix series called Maid and No Time to Die, a James Bond flick.

Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” previously headed the charts of the Reggae iTunes in 2015 after being featured in the Sony film, The Interview. Presently, “Bam Bam” was able to climb the charts to reach the Number 1 spot on the Top Reggae Song iTunes chart and Amazon’s Best Sellers list in the Reggae category after Season 4, episode 1 of Ozark was premiered.

Billboard Magazine once stated that Sister Nancy’s song could achieve the title for most sampled reggae song of all time. Also, The Rolling Stone ranked the song at number 454 on their updated “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list in 2021.

Sister Nancy, now aged 60, stated that she owns 50% of her One, Two album after not collecting any royalties for use of the song for more than 34 years.


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Check out Ozark trailer below, with “Bam Bam” being played in it.

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