Word Up!" is a funk and R&B song originally recorded by American funk band Cameo in 1986. The song was written by band members Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins. Its frequent airing, on American dance and R&B radio, as well as its MTV music video (in which LeVar Burton appears as a police detective trying to arrest the band), helped the single become the band's best known hit.
Produced by Larry Blackmon. Album Word Up! Word Up! Lyrics. Oh! Yo, pretty ladies around the world Got a weird thing to show you So tell all the boys and girls Tell yo brother, yo sister And yo momma too 'Cause we're about to throw down And you'll know just what to do Wave your hands in the air Like you don't care Glide by the people as they. start to look and stare Do your dance, do your dance Do your dance quick, mama Come on baby, tell me, what's the word? Oh, word up! Everybody say when you hear their call You've got.
Word Up! is an album by American funk/R&B group Cameo, released in 1986. The album made Cameo one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and includes two of their biggest hit singles, "Word Up!" and "Candy". Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7 published by All Seeing Eye Music-Better Days Music. Tracks 4 & 5 published by All Seeing Eye Music-Better Days Music-Better Nights Music. Larry Blackmon – lead vocals, bass guitar, drums, percussion, backing vocals. Tomi Jenkins – lead vocals, backing vocals.
Format: Cassette, Album, 72, Dolby System. Country: US. Released: 1986. Word Up (LP, Album). Mercury, PolyGram Greece.
Word Up!" is a funk/hip hop song originally written and recorded by Cameo. Due to its heavy play on American pop and R&B radio, as well as music video play on MTV, the single became the band's most well-known hit. From the album of the same name, "Word Up!" was Cameo's first top-forty US hit, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and also spent three weeks at number one on the US Hot Black Singles chart.
Features Song Lyrics for Cameo's Word Up album. Back and Forth Lyrics. 10. Word Up (7" Vocal Version) Lyrics. Cameo Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. All Music News . Popular Cameo Lyrics.
Word Up!" Yo, pretty ladies around the world Got a weird thing to show you so tell all the boys and girls Tell your brother, your sister and your mama too 'Cause we're about to throw down and you'll know just what to do. Wave your hands in the air like you don't care Glide by the people as they start to look and stare Do your dance, do your dance, do your dance quick, mama Come on, baby, tell me what's the word.
Heeding his advice Word Up is released as a single in August of 1986, and explodes immediately. Its momentum is so great, that it quickly crosses over to top 40 pop radio and becomes Cameo’s biggest hit. The band’s progressive funky style also extends to their visual image as well. On the album cover and music video for the song, which features actor Levar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Reading Rainbow) as a police detective pursuing them, Cameo are decked out in clothing by French haute couture designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. The huge success of Word Up propels the accompanying album to Platinum status in the US, and earns the band a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal in 1987. The song is later covered by Gun, Mel B of The Spice Girls and Korn.
|3||Back And Forth||6:33|
|4||Don't Be Lonely||5:19|
|6||Fast, Fierce & Funny||4:09|
|7||You Can Have The World||4:38|
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|830 265-2||Cameo||Word Up! (CD, Album, RE)||Mercury||830 265-2||US||Unknown|
|830 265-2 M-1, 830 265-2||Cameo||Word Up! (CD, Album)||Mercury, Mercury||830 265-2 M-1, 830 265-2||Europe||1986|
|R28C-2005||Cameo||Word Up! (LP, Album)||Atlanta Artists, Casablanca||R28C-2005||Japan||1986|
|830 265-1||Cameo||Word Up (LP, Album)||Mercury, PolyGram Greece||830 265-1||Greece||1986|