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U Can't Touch This

MC Hammer

39 appearances16 movies23 episodes

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About

"U Can't Touch This" by Stanley Kirk Burrell popularly known as MC Hammer was released in 1990 from his album, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. The song was co-written, produced and performed by MC Hammer. The song became a worldwide hit and is often considered one of the most iconic songs of the 1990s. "U Can't Touch This" is based on the hook "Can't Touch This" from the Rick James song, "Super Freak". The song became a huge hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been used in many movies and television shows. The music video for the song was directed by David Fincher. It features Hammer dancing in front of a number of famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign. The video was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. The song has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 9 million copies in the United States. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time. In 1991, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance and the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. Hammer has said that he was inspired to write the song after seeing a young boy breakdancing to James' "Super Freak". "U Can't Touch This" has been covered by a number of artists, including Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Glee. In 2010, the song was voted the best one-hit wonder of all time by VH1.

Release Date

1990

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