Word Up

Cameo

3 cover versions of this song

Original 580,609 plays
Korn3,196,210 plays
Gun111,549 plays
Melanie b26,440 plays
"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. "Word Up!" also spent one week at number one on the US Hot Dance Singles chart, and reached number three in the UK. The song has now become a common phrase. It is the title character's catchphrase in American television cartoon WordGirl. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.