Bust A Move – Young M.C.

April 22, 2022

Today’s song of the day is “Bust a Move” by British-American rapper Young MC.

Fun Facts

  • “Bust a Move” is a song by the famous Young MC, a British-American rapper. The song topped the Best Rap Performance category, winning the 1990 Grammy Award.
  • Young MC’s real name is Marvin Young. 
  • As he wrote this song, he also composed Tone Loc’s hits “Funky Cold Medina” and “Wild Thing.”
  • “Bust a Move” appeared on Young MC’s album, Stone Cold Rhymin’, and became his biggest hit attaining position seven on the “Billboard Hot 100.” It also topped the charts in Australia.
  • Young MC’s song “Bust a Move” stayed on the Hot 100 Billboard for a straight 39 weeks and another 20 weeks in the top 40.
  • In January 1990, the RIAA in the United States of America certified this single Platinum. Later in 2008, the song was ranked at position 47 on VHI’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
  • “Bust a Move” storyline features a guy who seems unlucky with women. He, however, somehow keeps getting lucky.
  • The song begins with the guy busting a move by dancing with a lady that shows some interest. But later in the song, the guy considers becoming a monk before meeting another girl in a movie theater.
  • Towards the end of the “Bust a Move” song, the guy is the best man at a wedding where a bridesmaid shows interest, and the guy busts a different kind of move.
  • Flea played bass on this song and also appeared in its video. However, he didn’t reap the rewards. He is from The Red hot Chili Peppers.

Lyrics:

(Genius)

 

This here’s a jam for all the fellas

Tryin’ to do what those ladies tell us

Get shot down cause ya overzealous

Play hard to get, females get jealous

 

Okay smarty, go to a party

Girls are scantily clad and showin’ body

A chick walks by, you wish you could sex her

But you’re standing on the wall like you was Poindexter

 

Next day’s function, high-class luncheon

Food is served and you’re stone-cold munchin’

Music comes on, people start to dance

But then you ate so much, you nearly split your pants

 

A girl starts walking, guys start gawking

Sits down next to you and starts talking

Says she wants to dance ’cause she likes to groove

So come on, fatso and just bust a move

 

Just bust a move

Just bust a move

Just bust a move

 

You’re on a mission and you’re wishin’

Someone could cure your lonely condition

Lookin’ for love in all the wrong places

 

No fine girls, just ugly faces

From frustration, first inclination

Is to become a monk and leave the situation

But every dark tunnel has a light of hope

So don’t hang yourself with a celibate rope

 

New movie’s showin’, so you’re goin’

Couldn’t care less about the five you’re blowin’

 

Theater gets dark just to start the show

Then ya spot a fine woman sittin’ in your row

She’s dressed in yellow, she says, “Hello

Come sit next to me you fine fellow”

You run over there without a second to lose

And what comes next? Hey, bust a move

 

You want it

You got it

You want it

Baby you got it (Just bust a move)

You want it

You got it

You want it

Baby you got it, yeah

 

In the city, ladies look pretty

Guys tell jokes so they can seem witty

Tell a funny joke just to get some play

Then you try to make a move and she says, “No way”

 

Girls are fakin’, goodness sakin’

They want a man who brings home the bacon

Got no money and you got no car

Then you got no woman and there you are

Some girls are sadistic, materialistic

Lookin’ for a man makes them opportunistic

 

They’re lyin’ on the beach perpetrating a tan

So that a brother with money can be their man

So on the beach you’re strollin’, real high rollin’

Everything you have is yours and not stolen

 

A girl runs up with somethin’ to prove

So don’t just stand there, bust a move

 

You want it

You got it

You want it

Baby you got it (Just bust a move)

You want it

You got it

You want it

Baby you got it

 

Break it down for me fellas

 

Your best friend Harry has a brother Larry

In five days from now, he’s gonna marry

He’s hopin’ you can make it there if you can

‘Cause in the ceremony, you’ll be the best man

 

You say, “neat-o”, check your libido

And roll to the church in your new tuxedo

The bride walks down just to start the wedding

And there’s one more girl you won’t be getting

So you start thinkin’, then you start blinking

A bridesmaid looks and thinks that you’re winking

She thinks you’re kinda cute, so she winks back

And now your feelin’ really firm ’cause the girl is stacked

 

Reception’s jumpin’, bass is pumpin’

Look at the girl and your heart starts thumpin’

Says she wanna dance to a different groove

Now you know what to do, G, bust a move

 

You want it

You got it

You want it

Baby you got it (Just bust a move)

You want it

You got it

You want it

Baby you got it (move it boy)

Yeah

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