When it comes to a selection for Turntable Tuesday, well, “U Can’t Touch This.”
Yes, I went there.
This is probably MC Hammer’s most famous song, which you can find out his 1990 album “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em.”
That album sold 18 million copies, probably because “U Can’t Touch This” wasn’t initially released as a single but became a big hit, so you had to purchase the whole album to hear it.
The song also picked up Hammer some Grammys, MTV Music Video Awards and more.
If the riff in this song sounds familiar, there’s a reason for that.
It’s actually from the Rick James song “Super Freak” but James wasn’t originally given credit, but was after an out of court settlement.
You can check out the music video, and those Hammer pants (did anyone own any of those back in the day?) below!