500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Salt 'n Pepa, 'Push It'

Writer: Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor
Producer: Azor
Released: Nov. '87, Next Plateau
25 weeks; No. 19

In 1985, Azor recruited fellow Sears employees Cheryl James and Sandy Denton 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 20 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.

Appears on: Hot, Cool and Vicious (London)

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