“HandClap” is a high-energy pop song by the American band Fitz and the Tantrums, released in 2016 as the lead single from their self-titled album. The catchy tune was an instant hit, and it quickly became a favorite among music fans around the world.

“HandClap” features an infectious beat, a funky bass line, and a memorable chorus that encourages listeners to clap their hands and sing along. The song is known for its upbeat and positive vibe, which makes it a perfect addition to any party playlist.

The music video for “HandClap” is also noteworthy, featuring the band members performing the song in a colorful, retro-style setting. The video perfectly captures the song’s upbeat energy, and it has become a fan favorite on YouTube, with millions of views to date.

Fun Fact

Fitz and the Tantrums’ debut album, “Pickin’ Up the Pieces,” was recorded in lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick’s living room, and the band was formed out of a last-minute performance at a Hollywood club. The song was inspired by a conversation between the band’s lead singer, Michael Fitzpatrick, and his friend, Sam Hollander, who is also a songwriter. Hollander told Fitzpatrick about a dream he had in which he was in a club and everyone was clapping their hands. Fitzpatrick was inspired by this story and wrote the song “HandClap” to capture the feeling of excitement and joy that he felt in the dream.

About the Artist

Fitz and the Tantrums is an American indie pop and neo soul band that was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2008. The band consists of lead vocalist Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs (co-lead vocals and percussion), James King (saxophone, flute, keyboard, percussion and guitar), Joseph Karnes (bass guitar), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards) and John Wicks (drums and percussion). They are known for their energetic live performances and their blend of vintage soul, R&B, funk and pop music.

The band’s breakthrough hit was the single “MoneyGrabber” in 2010, and they have since had multiple hits, including “The Walker”, “Out of My League” and “HandClap”. Fitz and the Tantrums have released five studio albums and have been nominated for numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media for their song “Where the Wind Blows”.