Greatest Songs, #440: “Push It” by Salt-n-Pepa

Album: Hot, Cool & Vicious (Next Plateau Records)
Year: 1987
Written by: Hurby “Luv Bug” Azor
Billboard Hot 100: #19

 From Rolling Stone:

In 1985, Azor recruited fellow Sears employees Cheryl James and Sandy Denton, both from Queens, New York, for a music-school project. With the addition of Dee Dee “Spinderella” Roper, Salt-N-Pepa became the first female MCs to crack the pop Top Twenty when this track was remixed by San Francisco DJ Cameron Paul. “Push It” was nominated for a Grammy, but Salt-N-Pepa boycotted the show when the rap category wasn’t televised.