Addams Groove

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"Addams Groove"
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Single by MC Hammer
from the album Too Legit to Quit and The Addams Family Soundtrack
Released December 17, 1991
Format CD single
7"
12"
Recorded 1991
Genre Pop rap
Length 3:58
Label Capitol Records
Songwriter(s) MC Hammer
Felton Pilate
Vic Mizzy
MC Hammer singles chronology
"2 Legit 2 Quit"
(1991)
"Addams Groove"
(1991)
"Do Not Pass Me By"
(1992)
"2 Legit 2 Quit"
(1991)
"Addams Groove"
(1991)
"Do Not Pass Me By"
(1992)

Addams Groove is a single performed by hip-hop artist MC Hammer that was released as the theme song to the 1991 film The Addams Family. The song was his last top ten hit in the United States and was the recipient of the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song at the 12th Golden Raspberry Awards in 1991.

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single. It featured Hammer and several of his dancers performing in their unique style around the Addams mansion as well as most of the cast of the film. The video opens with Hammer pleading with Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) to refrain from chopping his head off with a guillotine. It concludes with several scenes taking place in the Addams' backyard cemetery including Thing crawling up and down a Hammer dancer and Gomez (Raúl Juliá) dueling in a sword-fight with Hammer over Morticia (Anjelica Huston).

The music video was played prior to the beginning of the film in its theatrical release during the first few weeks of release.

Track listing[edit]

Australian CD single

  1. "Addams Groove" - 3:58
  2. "Addams Groove" (Instrumental) - 3:55
  3. "2 Legit 2 Quit"

Japan Mini CD single

  1. "Addams Groove" - 3:58
  2. "Addams Groove" (Instrumental) - 3:55

UK 7" vinyl single

  1. A. "Addams Groove" (L.P. Mix) - 3:58
  2. B. "Street Soldiers" (Saxapella Reprise) - 5:02

UK 12" vinyl single

  1. "Addams Groove" (L.P. Mix) - 3:58
  2. "Addams Groove" (Instrumental) - 3:55
  3. "Street Soldiers" (Saxapella Reprise) - 5:02
  4. "2 Legit 2 Quit" (Edit) - 4:00

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 27
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 67
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 21
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 31
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 21
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 4
US Billboard Hot 100 7

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1992) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[11] 76

In popular culture[edit]

The rap group Das Racist use the hook from "Addams Groove" in their song "People Are Strange".

References[edit]