" is a song by the group Salt-N-Pepa
, released as a single in 1987. It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100
in 1987 and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA
. The song is ranked #440 on Rolling Stone
s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
and was ranked #9 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
"Push It" was first released as the B-side to the single "Tramp". San Francisco DJ and producer Cameron Paul created a remix, and gave the group their first mainstream hit. It advanced into the Billboard
Top 40 the week of December 26, 1987, eventually reaching its peak of #19 the week of February 20, 1988. It also ties with "Let's Talk About Sex
" as their highest-charting UK
hit, with both peaking at #2 in that country.
It was nominated for a Grammy Award, and the strength of that single catapulted the album to platinum sales in the US with one million sold, making Salt-n-Pepa the first female rap act (group or solo) to go gold or platinum. The album ultimately sold 1.3 million copies worldwide
The music video for "Push It" features a concert performance of the song, along with DJ Spinderella
and Hurby "Luv Bug"
on keyboards and backing vocals.
- "Push It" (Original)
- "Push It" (Album Version) - 4:30