"Bust a Move"
Single by Young MC
from the album
Stone Cold Rhymin'
B-side "Got More Rhymes", "The Fastest Rhyme-My Name Is Young"
May 22, 1989
12-inch vinyl, 7-inch vinyl, cassette, CD
Pop rap, dance-rock, rap rock
Fourth & Broadway, Delicious Vinyl, Island Records, BMG Ariola
Marvin Young, Matt Dike, Michael Ross
Producer(s) Matt Dike, Michael Ross
( RIAA) [2 ]
Young MC singles chronology
Bust a Move" is a song by British-American rapper Young MC. It won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. It appeared on his album and was his biggest hit, reaching number 7 on the Stone Cold Rhymin' and topping the charts in Billboard Hot 100 Australia. The song stayed on the Billboard 100 for 39 weeks and 20 weeks in the top 40 alone. The song is built on a sample of "Found a Child" by the group Ballin' Jack. The drums, produced by a Linn drum, are sampled from the song “Radio-Activity” by RoyalCash. The breakdown segment contains a combination of beats sampled from the songs "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band, and "Daytime Hustler" by Bette Midler. Bust a Move also featured guest vocals by Crystal Blake and bass guitar by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, both of whom also appeared in the video.
In 2008, it was ranked number 47 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs and number 60 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s.
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Young MC landed a cameo role in the
Jason Reitman 2009 film . Young played himself, performing Up in the Air Bust a Move at a software convention and the characters Ryan (played by [10 ] George Clooney) and Alex ( Vera Farmiga), who are among the audience, are seen shouting the chorus.
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