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November 24, 2021

'U Can't Touch This' & 'Super Freak'

The other day I was out running, listening to MC Hammer's 1990 smash hit "U Can't Touch This."

It struck me that the song was very similar to Rick James 1981 mega-hit "Super Freak."

Turns out a tone-deaf blogger on rare occasions can suss something out.

"U Can't Touch This" was co-written, produced, and performed by MC Hammer.

From Wikipedia: "Along with Hammer, Rick James shares songwriting credit with Alonzo Miller because the song samples the prominent opening riff of 'Super Freak.'"

Have a listen: see the resemblance?

November 24, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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