" is the 8th track on the album Paul's Boutique
by American hip hop
group the Beastie Boys
, released on July 25
. It was the album's only charting single
, hitting #36 on the Billboard Hot 100
. It is also the first single in history to chart in the Top 20 of both the Billboard Hot Rap Singles
and Modern Rock Tracks
charts, hitting #10 on the former and #18 on the latter.
The lyric "cutting up the rug" is common slang for dancing.
A music video, in the vein of Saturday Night Fever, was made for the song.
Pop culture references in the song