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Salt-N-Pepa originally didn’t like superhit

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Although the ladies of Salt-N-Pepa sold more than a million copies of their single Push It, which was released in 1987, the group was initially not very enthusiastic about the super hit they later scored with it. Cheryl told ‘Salt’ James (53) in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.

“We literally laughed at the text when we were in the studio for recording”

“We literally laughed at the text when we were in the studio for recording. We thought that could never be something if we just had to sing ‘oh baby baby’,” said Cheryl, who also said the song was originally a B-side was from the single Tramp.

But Push It became a worldwide hit and was later even included in the Top 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time from the music magazine Rolling Stone.

Cheryl: “The words ‘push it’ can come across as a sexual thing, but I interpret the song as inspiring. If you have a child you have to ‘push’, if it is a bit disappointing in life you have to ‘push’, in short : never give up and keep going. ”

Salt-N-Pepa nowadays consists of Cheryl and Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton (52). The two formed a band with DJ Spinderella for years, but he says he was kicked out of the group last January.

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