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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Here Comes the Hotstepper" is a dancehall song from the musician Ini Kamoze, co-written with Richard Winsland. This song was recorded in 1994. It extrapolates the well-known "na na na na na..." sequence from Wilson Pickett's song "Land of a Thousand Dances". It uses a sample from Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat" from 1981. To date it is Kamoze's only US number-one hit. It also made the UK Top 5, peaking at 4. The song was particularly popular in fashion shows of the 90s. The song was featured in Prêt-à-Porter and a music video with footage from the film was released and included on the U.S. VHS release. The song is also heavily based on "Come Together" by The Beatles.

Prince Naseem Hamed, former WBO, WBC and IBF world featherweight boxing champion famously used this song for some of his ring entrances.

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