Cameo recorded Word Up! in 1986. Fuelled by massive airplay and heavy rotation on MTV it became the band's first Top 40 record - peaking at #6. It was also a smash internationally, reaching #3 on the UK singles chart.
LYRICS Yo, pretty ladies around the world Got a weird thing to show you, so tell all the boys and girls Tell your brother, your sister and your mamma too 'Cause they're about to throw down and you'll know just what to do
Wave your hands in the air like you don't care Glide by the people as they start to look and stare Do your dance, do your dance, do your dance quick mamma Come on baby, tell me what's the word
Word up, everybody say When you hear the call, you've got to get it underway Word up, it's the code word No matter where you say it, you'll know that you'll be heard now
All you sucker DJ's who think you're fly There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why You try to put on those airs and act real cool But ya got to realize that you're acting like fools
If there's music, we can use it, we need to dance We don't have the time for psychological romance No romance, no romance, no romance for me, mamma Come on baby, tell me what's the word
Word up, everybody say When you hear the call, you've got to get it underway