Salt-n-Pepa's "Push It" - C/D?

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Recently my friend and I had a very heated debate about this one. I hold it as a brilliant classic with an incredible beat and equally incredible hooks (solid gold for that little hiccupy bit alone). He thinks it's a completely disposable and uninspired chart-topping throwaway with awful lyrics (but you really don't rush to electro-inspired 80's dance music for it's rich lyrical prose, now, do you?). What do the peoples think?

Classic? or dud?

Stevie D, Thursday, 31 July 2008 00:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

TOTALLY classic: the synth hook, the "AHHHHSSSH....PUSH IT" hook, the girls. The thing is chockful of hooks.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 31 July 2008 00:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

ditch your friend.

strgn, Thursday, 31 July 2008 00:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

;-)

strgn, Thursday, 31 July 2008 00:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

You are correct Stevie D.

Mark Rich@rdson, Thursday, 31 July 2008 01:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Very.

Surmounter, Thursday, 31 July 2008 01:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe not even the Top 5 Salt-N-Pepa songs and still a classic

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 31 July 2008 02:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

ush ush ush ush it ush it

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 02:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

totes classic

electricsound, Thursday, 31 July 2008 02:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

holy shit, what kind of a fool would call dud? Classic in every way.

Euler, Thursday, 31 July 2008 03:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

song = classic
your friend = dud

musically, Thursday, 31 July 2008 03:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

push it REAL good!

blunt, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

C - no question.

ENBB, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

'Now wait a minute y'all... this dance ain't for everyone... only the sexy people'.

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

this song sucks.

haha psych. this song rules. who the fuck hates this song?

Mackro Mackro, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol. exactly. It's impossible to hate!

ENBB, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

i play this out all the time and it never gets old

gr8080, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like this one, too. Posted the You Tube clip on my blog recently.

Bimble, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

From google:

No results found for "salt-n-pepa suck".

Mackro Mackro, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Says it all. Except now there is one, of course, but there you go, that's science.

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

No results found for "salt-n-pepa sux"
No results found for "salt-n-pepa sucks"
No results found for "salt-n-pepa are terrible"
No results found for "salt-n-pepa is terrible"
No results found for "I hate salt-n-pepa"

*round of applause*

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

The video makes it so much better. The hair, the catsuits, the jackets, the jewelry, the DANCING--my god. It's heavenly.

Stevie D, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

The catsuits, ah yes. They were so zaftig.

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

By way of comparison:

Results 1 - 10 of about 2,340 for "radiohead suck"

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Results 1 - 10 of about 11,200 for "the beatles suck"

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Results 1 - 10 of about 199 for "beethoven sucks"

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Results 1 - 10 of about 54,300 for "God sucks"

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

(although at least 3,0000 of those hits are actually references to Slayer and NIN songs)

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Did we find the one song that everyone on ILM likes? After all these years?

Mark Rich@rdson, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

everyone except Geir, maybe!

sleeve, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Geir? Your opinion, please. I draw your attention to the interesting modal shifts in this song, its economy of structure, and its use of catchy, tuneful hooks.

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

as Pandora Radio might say

moley, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Yeah, you come here, gimme a kiss
Better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed!"

Best lyrics evah.

kate78, Thursday, 31 July 2008 06:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

OOOOOOOOOOOOH BAYBEH BAYBEH
OOOH BAYBEH BAYBEH

The Reverend, Thursday, 31 July 2008 07:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

This song is sooo BADASS

baaderonixx, Thursday, 31 July 2008 07:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

So then, do we really all agree on this?

Someone expand and please tell me why this is a good song and why my friend is wrong for disliking it. What redeems it from the realm of generic pop trash?

Stevie D, Friday, 1 August 2008 03:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Absolute C.L.A.S.S.I.C. for many reasons:
-The Cowbell
-The synth riff: tut-tud-ut-tut-tut-tut-tut-dururururud-(repeat)
-The accompanying Casio synth strings
-The cheap-ass video

daavid, Friday, 1 August 2008 04:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's anything but generic. What other song sounds like this? Trash, maybe.

Mark Rich@rdson, Friday, 1 August 2008 04:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

What redeems it from the realm of generic pop trash?

The thing is it actually IS pop trash, but in the best possible sense.

daavid, Friday, 1 August 2008 04:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

this song is beyond classic.

Eisbaer, Friday, 1 August 2008 04:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

PUSH IT (poll)

Eisbaer, Friday, 1 August 2008 04:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

classic in the "Buffalo Stance" sense of the word

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 1 August 2008 04:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

i loved it the first time i heard it. still do. super classic for me.

rockapads, Friday, 1 August 2008 04:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Someone expand and please tell me why this is a good song and why my friend is wrong for disliking it.

Why is food delicious?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 1 August 2008 05:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also weigh the possibility that everyone really likes this song and your friend is just being contrarian to fuck with you.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 1 August 2008 05:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also weight the possibility that your friend is retarded

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 August 2008 05:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

shut up.
shut up.

Stevie D, Friday, 1 August 2008 05:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dud. Goes forever, boring. Might be fun to dance to but never heard it out.

Niles Caulder, Friday, 1 August 2008 06:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

niles caulder, ph.d in challops

electricsound, Friday, 1 August 2008 07:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like how cheap it sounds, but yet so massive at the same time

baaderonixx, Friday, 1 August 2008 07:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Classic! But...

No results found for "salt-n-pepa suck".

No results found for "chesney hawkes sucks".
No results found for "jive bunny sucks".
No results found for "timmy mallett sucks".

Science may be letting us down here.

baaderonixx otm, it's a good collision between massive and precise 80s pop production and still sounding really dirty and raw. Brash, but in the best possible way.

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 1 August 2008 07:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

just want to add my voice to the chorus of 'classic! classic! classic!'

m the g, Friday, 1 August 2008 10:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

I can't understand why anyone in the world wouldn't like this song.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 2 August 2008 07:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

I didn't mean to be all challops, I just don't like it! I like how everyone else loves it and gets all happy when they hear it tho. HOW I WISH I COULD SHARE THEIR JOY, etc

Niles Caulder, Sunday, 3 August 2008 14:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

There are five results for 'Push It sucks' but most of them are about vacuum cleaners and none of them refer to the song.

Classic obviously, it's at Groove Is In The Heart level of absolute dancefloor bankers, but still feels fresh and exciting whereas Groove Is In The Heart is one of those records everyone likes but is perpetually a bit bored of.

Matt DC, Sunday, 3 August 2008 14:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

(I'm not) (and I was bored of this song like two listens in)

Niles Caulder, Sunday, 3 August 2008 14:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Matt otm

The Reverend, Sunday, 3 August 2008 19:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

So this is the one thing that all of ILM agrees on, right?

This object perpetually attempts to sell itself on eBay. (Stevie D), Monday, 1 March 2010 02:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

<3

I have been playing this a lot in my car lately. It's fantastic.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Monday, 1 March 2010 02:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

WHERE did Sandy Denton get the audacity to leave the dressing room with that hair?

This object perpetually attempts to sell itself on eBay. (Stevie D), Monday, 1 March 2010 02:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

So this is the one thing that all of ILM agrees on, right?

To make it official, Al Green needs to cover it.

Inculcate a spirit of serfdom in children (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 March 2010 02:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

So this is the one thing that all of ILM agrees on, right?

― This object perpetually attempts to sell itself on eBay. (Stevie D), Sunday, February 28, 2010 8:43 PM (40 minutes ago) Bookmark

i think al green (xpost) and creedence clearwater revival came awfully close

by another name (amateurist), Monday, 1 March 2010 03:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

WHERE did Sandy Denton get the audacity to leave the dressing room with that hair?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ2sQeVhfII

Trip Maker, Monday, 1 March 2010 04:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

they are still looking v good

by another name (amateurist), Monday, 1 March 2010 23:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

https://www.ebony.com/entertainment/dj-spinderella-announces-termination-from-salt-n-pepa

DJ Spinderella took to Instagram on Thursday night to announce her departure from the famed hip-hop group Salt -N-Pepa.

According to Spinderella, she received a “termination email” earlier this year that excluded her from performances with the group.

She thought the group members would address her departure publicly, but she was forced to come forward since they remained silent. “It was my expectation, after making that decision, that they would also take responsibility for sharing the news with the public and other affected parties. It has been months now without mention,” the acclaimed DJ said.

Despite her leaving the group, Spinderella said she has a slew of upcoming opportunities in the works. “Please know that you will have the opportunity to see me this summer in many other projects and activities I’ll be participating in and I look forward to seeing you all then.”

News of the veteran’s DJ’s departure from Salt-N-Pepa in January comes as more of a surprise now because last month, it was announced she would be starring alongside the group and SWV for BET’s new Ladies Night reality series.

Pretty sad, though I dunno how active they have been in general since their reunion? Has anyone seen the new BET reality show mentioned in the article, I think it started last week? Apparently it stars both SNP and En Vogue, sounds kinda interesting.

Tuomas, Thursday, 9 May 2019 06:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, I dunno if this controversial opinion or not, but I've been listening to a lot of Salt-N-Pepa in the last couple of years, and I've become more and more convinced Blacks' Magic is THE best rap album of the nineties... It seems to me that album, as well as SNP's output in general, has been unfairly ignored in the rap canon because they were women, and because they had pop hits. But it's not like they were MC Hammer or anything, they did have (do have) proper rapping skills as well, and their records have pretty awesome hip hop beats besides the catchy hooks. The title track of Blacks' Magic alone is showcase of everything that was great about them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYmN9MNd4OU

Tuomas, Thursday, 9 May 2019 07:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Does this mean the previous Spinderella that they fired is allowed to work under that name again?

blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, 9 May 2019 07:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Is she still an active DJ?

Tuomas, Thursday, 9 May 2019 07:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, I dunno if this controversial opinion or not

It was a good post, therefore it has no place on ilm

sbahnhof, Sunday, 12 May 2019 07:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Is there anyone that doesn't think 'Push It' is a classic!?

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:49 (one week ago) Permalink


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