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One Hit Wonders - 3rd Base (1991)
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"Pop Goes the Weasel" by 3rd Base



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"Pop Goes the Weasel" is the best-selling single from hip hop trio 3rd Bass; it appears on their third album, Derelicts of Dialect(1991).

Released a year after the ill-fated Cactus Revisited E.P., "Pop Goes the Weasel" instantly became a hit and soon went gold. The song helped the album reach gold status a month later. The song's message was similar to "Gas Face", voicing criticism towards the many mainstream commercial rap artists that had been gaining attention in the early 1990s (such as Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer).

The song features funk samples from the J.B.'s and Stevie Wonder as well as rock samples of The Who's "Eminence Front", and the foundation sample was from Peter Gabriel's #1 hit, "Sledgehammer". Production came from John Gamble, Geeby Dajani, and Dante Ross (noted for their groundbreaking work on Brand Nubian and Grand Puba's debut albums).

The music video featured Henry Rollins as Vanilla Ice.

The song was listed as #70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

Vanilla Ice answered back with a song called "The Wrath" in 1992.

The song was referenced in the movie The Nutty Professor while Sherman Klump's family sat around eating dinner.



Billboard Top 10 - 1991

01. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You » Bryan Adams
02. I Wanna Sex You Up » Color Me Badd
03. Gonna Make You Sweat » C+C Music Factory
04. Rush Rush » Paula Abdul
05. One More Try » Timmy T
06. Unbelievable » EMF
07. More Than Words » Extreme
08. I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) » Hi-Five
09. The First Time » Surface
10. Baby, Baby » Amy Grant

| Closed on 02/14/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
10 Fans 
20%a. 10 - Great Song
30%b. 7-9 - Pretty Good Song
30%c. 5-6 - That song was just ok
20%d. 1-4 - Never heard of it
0%e. THAT SONG SUCKED!

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#2 | 612 days ago

I didn't know Harold Ramis was in 3rd Bass

7-9 - Pretty Good Song  
  
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#1 | 612 days ago

I know this one song!
#2 | 612 days ago

I didn't know Harold Ramis was in 3rd Bass

7-9 - Pretty Good Song  
#3 | 612 days ago

I almost forgot Color Me Badd from back in the day.
5-6 - That song was just ok  
#4 | 612 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Lobotomy Jones wrote:
I didn't know Harold Ramis was in 3rd Bass

I wish I got this joke. I bet it's funny! Google, here I come...

Nevermind! I came in the poll. Ha!
#5 | 612 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I know this one song!
Hence the name "One Hit Wonders!"
7-9 - Pretty Good Song  
#6 | 612 days ago
Nick__ (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
I wish I got this joke. I bet it's funny! Google, here I come...

Nevermind! I came in the poll. Ha!
YOU DID WHAT?!?!?!?   surprise




cheeky
5-6 - That song was just ok  
#7 | 612 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Nick__ wrote:
YOU DID WHAT?!?!?!?   surprise




cheeky
*snort* skillz.




...and Touche, Monsieur Pussycat!
#8 | 612 days ago

Beastie Boys wanna be's- actually worked professionalyy with one of the members in the early 90's and Color Me Badd may have one top song everyone remembers ( I wanna sex u up), if you had the actual LP, there were a handful of tunes that actually got radio play!
#9 | 612 days ago

Steppin' to the AM was my jam for some reason.


That is all.
10 - Great Song  
#10 | 612 days ago

Haha, what's with all the baseball euphemisms lately...third base is where again?
1-4 - Never heard of it  
#11 | 612 days ago
Nick__ (+)

JenX63 wrote:
Haha, what's with all the baseball euphemisms lately...third base is where again?
Well, if you don't know..............................blush


I like "What rhymes with Bussy" for 100, Alec"!

or

"What rhymes with ma china, Alec!"
5-6 - That song was just ok  
#12 | 612 days ago

Pop Pop Goes the Weasel and the Weasel goes Pop!


7-9 - Pretty Good Song  
#13 | 611 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
Well, if you don't know..............................blush


I like "What rhymes with Bussy" for 100, Alec"!

or

"What rhymes with ma china, Alec!"
indecision
1-4 - Never heard of it  
#14 | 609 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Steppin' to the AM was my jam for some reason.


That is all.
I was thinking "Gas Face" was their One Hit...
5-6 - That song was just ok  
#15 | 608 days ago

Its BASS
10 - Great Song  

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