Back and Forth (Cameo song)

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"Back and Forth"
Single by Cameo
from the album Word Up!
ReleasedFebruary 24, 1987 (1987-02-24)
Songwriter(s)Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, Kevin Kendrick, Nathan Leftenant
Cameo singles chronology
"Back and Forth"
"She's Mine"
Music video
"Back And Forth" on YouTube

"Back and Forth" is a 1987 single by Cameo. The single was the third release from Cameo's, Word Up! album and became the group's twelfth top 10 soul single peaking at number three for two weeks and peaked at number fifty on the pop charts making it their fourth entry on the Hot 100. The single was released on February 24, 1987.[1] "Back and Forth" was also the group's third top ten on the dance chart, peaking at number six.[2] Jazz musician Miles Davis makes a cameo in the song's music video.[3]

The chorus of the song: "Back, back and forth and forth..." is used on the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan's single "Gravel Pit".

The song appears in video game Grand Theft Auto V on the Space 103.2 radio station.[4]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 98.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 48.
  3. ^ "Pat Buchanan (p.5)". Retrieved 2014-02-28. | "Cameo - Back and Forth (Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  4. ^ Goble, Corban (17 November 2014). "Grand Theft Auto V Reveals Expanded Radio Station Tracklists for Game Relaunch". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 October 2016.