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Move This



"Move This" is a 1992 hit by Technotronic featuring Ya Kid K, which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song also appears on Technotronic's debut album Pump Up the Jam: The Album, which was released in 1989. While the full-length album version has a running time of 5 minutes and 19 seconds, it was re-recorded with updated synths and shortened to 3 minutes and 46 seconds for the radio edit version. The single CD contains the original album version faded out at 4:48.

The single version has been released on Ya Kid K's album One World Nation as an album track before, lacking some patterns from the final single edit.

"Move This" is featured in the motion picture Let's Go to Prison, starring Will Arnett and Dax Shepard, and the King of the Hill episode “Dances with Dogs.”

Critical reception

Larry Flick from Billboard wrote that the "pop-juiced hip-houser was first heard on Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam" album a couple of years ago. Resurrection via a Revlon TV commercial has sparked heavy pop radio interest. Ya Kid K's rhymes are appropriately cute'n'clever, and the beats and melody are strong enough to withstand heavy competition." In 2017, BuzzFeed listed the song at number 35 in their list of "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs Of the '90s". Harry Sumrall from Knight Ridder said the song "is the female-group sound of the '60s with a house update". Pop Rescue called it "a fairly mid-tempo bouncy track", adding that Ya Kid K's vocals and lyrics "lack the power and catchiness of the earlier songs."