Can You Rock It Like This

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"Can You Rock It Like This"
Single by Run–D.M.C.
from the album King of Rock
B-side"Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4) (Live At Hollis Park '84)"
ReleasedNovember 6, 1985
Format7", 12"
Recorded1984
GenreHip hop, rap rock
Length4:28
LabelProfile
Songwriter(s)J.T. Smith, Larry Smith, Rick Rubin
Producer(s)Larry Smith, Russell Simmons
Run–D.M.C. singles chronology
"You Talk Too Much"
(1985)
"Can You Rock It Like This"
(1985)
"My Adidas"
(1986)

"Can You Rock It Like This" is a 1985 single by Run–D.M.C.. It is the third single from their album, King of Rock. The lyrics were written by LL Cool J. The song was sampled for the song "Can You Move It Like This" by Baha Men without credit. Like many songs on the album, the guitar parts are by Eddie Martinez.

Cover versions[edit]

In 1996, the song was covered by Insight 23 for the electro-industrial various artists compilation Operation Beatbox.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" – Profile (US)
  1. "Can You Rock It Like This" – 3:58
  2. "Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4) (Live At Hollis Park '84)" – 3:32
  • 12" – Profile (US)
  1. "Can You Rock It Like This" – 4:28
  2. "Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4) (Live At Hollis Park '84)" – 3:32

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[2] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian, Chris (August 1996). "Various Artists: Operation Beatbox". Sonic Boom. 4 (7). Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Run-D.M.C. Chart Positions". AllMusic. Retrieved November 19, 2010.

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