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Fun Music Information -> Salt 'n' Pepa

This is the most recent information about Salt 'n' Pepa that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Salt 'n' Pepa, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Band Name Origins:

  • Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandy "Pepa" Denton were working at a Sears store in Queens, New York, when their co-worker. Salt's boyfriend, Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor asked the duo to rap on a song he was producing for his audio production class at New York City's Center for Media Arts. The trio wrote an answer to Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's "The Show," entitling it "The Show Stopper." The song was released as a single under the name Super Nature in the summer of 1985, and it became an underground hit, peaking at number 46 on the national R&B charts. Based on its success, the duo, who were now named Salt-n-Pepa after a line in "The Show Stopper," signed with the national indie label Next Plateau. Azor, who had become their manager, produced their 1986 debut "Hot, Cool & Vicious", which also featured DJ Pamela Green. He also took songwriting credit for the album, despite the duo's claims that they wrote many of its lyrics. They named themselves Salt N Pepa because they were as different from each other as Salt and Pepper, that's what they say at least. Submitted by: Below Average Dave

Stupid Band Names:

  • Sounds like something I put on my chips or in my soup. Submitted by: Jade
  • It doesn't sound right when you see it, and it reminds me of the cat food called "Whiskas". Submitted by: ~The Lizard~
  • I think the name is Dumb n Dumba Submitted by: Billy Florio

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Cheryl James and
Sandy Denton
. Submitted by:

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Push It"A minute into the song, they say 6 times: "Salt 'n Pepa is here" - Ronald Lammers

New Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Acting and Reality TV"Though rumors persist that they are considering making another go at it, especially with the pending VH1 series. - Below Average Dave (

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Basil 'n' OregynoAnother popular spice combo, the 2nd one misspeltSheila Oh
Ketchup N MustahdAnother pair of condiments w/ 2nd one misspelledRachel
Cinnamon N NutmegAnother popular spice combo.Rachel

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Let's Talk About Sects""Let's Talk About Sex"Lydia Idyl
"Let's Text About Sex""Let's Talk About Sex"Dawn Anwad

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Push The Button," Sugababes"Push It," Salt N Pepa
"Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally?," Tony Orlando and Dawn"None Of Your Business," Salt N Pepa
"Hello, I Love You," The Doors"Let's Talk About Sex," Salt-N-Pepa
"Young Abe Lincoln," Don Cornell"Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Hoop" originally "Shoop"
This is also a real word (unlike original title)
David Jones
"Trap" originally "Tramp"
Norman Cornelius
"Ramp" originally "Tramp"
Norman Cornelius
"Shop" originally "Shoop"
at least that's a real word!
Mr. X
"Let's Talk About Ex" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
Bucky Bunny

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Leto's Talk About Sex" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
contraction/verb change to possessive/noun
Samantha Wayland
"Let's Talk About Sext" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
Sext = one of the canonical hours for prayer
Carolyn Morgenstern
"Let's Stalk About Sex" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
Cliff Adair

Change a Letter:

"Whatta Mat" originally "Whatta Man"
"Rush It" originally "Push It"
"Push In" originally "Push It"
As opposed to pushing the thing out.
"Let's Talk About Hex" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
Cliff Adair
"Hush It" originally "Push It"
George Straitjacket

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Push It""Bullshit"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"I am Body Beautiful""I am Smexy Beautimous (Shortened Version)"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"R U Ready""Love My Teddy"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Gitty Up""Ante Up"Below Average Dave
"Push It""Rush It"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Push it""Push-ups"Blaydeman
"R U Ready""I Get Giddy"Below Average Dave
"Push It""Crush It"Below Average Dave
"Let's Talk About Sex""Let's Talk About Stress"Michael Hack
"R U Ready""Kill The Zombies!"Matthias

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Boy ToyCougarLife.comTarzan
Boy ToyCougarLife.comTarzan
Push ItConstipation MedicineChris
Push ItCondomsCornPuffin'
I Am The Body BeautifulAny Underwear Or Cosmetic Productritchb****

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Push ItOB/GYN's officebeatlebabe
Let's Talk About SexSexaholics AnonymousMiki Koishikawa

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
   Pete Wylie
Let's Talk About Sex
Let's Talk About Sinful Sex
Jacynthia Maries
New Toy
   Lene Lovich
Boy Toy
   Salt 'n' Pepa
New Boy Toy
Be My Boy
   Paris Sisters
Boy Toy
   Salt 'n' Pepa
Be My Boy Toy
U Can't Touch This
   MC Hammer
Push It
U Can't Push It
Mike K
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Tinie Pepah
Tinie Tempah combined with Salt-N-Pepa
Both band names end with a deliberately-misspelled word whose correct spelling ends in "-er", so I think it seems rather appropriate to combine them!
Submitted By: Gigi
Red Hot Chili Pepas
Red Hot Chili Peppers combined with Salt 'n' Pepa
Submitted By: Opie M.
Veruca Salt 'N' Pepa
Veruca Salt combined with Salt 'N' Pepa
Submitted By: Raphael
Pepa Roach
Salt-N-Pepa combined with Papa Roach
Submitted By: Logan

There are additional Salt 'n' Pepa Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Push It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Poochy real good
Original Lyrics:
Push it real good
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna Snoopy
Original Lyrics:
I wanna shoop baby
Misheard Lyrics:
Makes me wanna shoot, shoot, shoot
Original Lyrics:
Makes me wanna shoop, shoop, shoop
"Let's Talk About Sex"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's talk about Sicily
Original Lyrics:
Let's talk about sex, baby
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Whatta Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatta mare, whatta mare, whatta mare, whatta mare. Whatta nightmare.
Original Lyrics:
What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good one.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Tabby

I originally they sang whatta man, whatta nice man.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Push It"
Better Lyrics:
Donald Trump's here, and I'm a real d-ck
I want to push you, Jeb! (Right over the edge)
Hear what I got to say, it's the most frightening yet
C'mon people, let's tell these Muslims where to go
Out of the country. Wanna return? Oh hell no!
Must push 'em

Yeah push 'em - push 'em good
Just push 'em - out of your Neighborhood
Yeah, push 'em - for their own good
Just push 'em - p-push 'em like a good Patriot would (Right, White Christians)

And don't let any others into the country!!!
Original Lyrics:
Salt and Pepa's here, and we're in effect
Want you to push it, babe
Coolin' by day then at night working up a sweat
C'mon girls, let's go show the guys that we know
How to become number one in a hot party show
Now push it

Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - push it real good
Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - p-push it real good
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

The Insulting Lyrics:
It just so happens that most men are Tramps
Why They're Insulting:
Funny as they are, it's not like I need to say much about the sexotyping that line gives.
Submitted by: Below Average Dave

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Lets Talk About Sex"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Let's talk about sex baby
Let's talk about you and me
Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be
Let's talk about sex
Why They're Inappropriate:
Actually, these lyrics aren't inappropriate. what it's saying is talk about it before you do it. talk about the good things that can come from it, and the bad things, make sure you're clear on it.
Submitted by: T

Dated Song Lyrics:

"None of Your Business"
The Dated Lyrics:
The rap mid-section that starts '1993 S and P...'
Why They're Dated:
Its now 2006....
Submitted by: kylie

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Salt 'n' PEP-uh
Submitted by: Mallory

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Whatta Man"
The Lyrics:
Cuz I'm splittin' your Oreo, eatin' the cream, it's the Punanee Man
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Salt With A Deadly Peppa"
The Lyrics:
And when we're done you're gonna need a valium
To calm your nerves, after I bomb your nerves
Product Brand Name:
Valium Prescriptions
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Push It"
The Song Lyrics:
Boy, you really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing
Song They Mention:
"You Really Got Me" by the Kinks (also includes a direct lyrical reference to said song)
Submitted by: Cody Finke
"Whatta Man"
The Song Lyrics:
With him I'm never losin',
And he knows that my name is not Susan.
Song They Mention:
A shoutout to "My Name Is Not Susan" by Whitney Houston (1991)
Submitted by: nally

Made Up Words in Songs:

The Made Up Words:
shoop, ba-doop
The chorus goes: "Shoop shoop ba-doop, Shoop ba-doop, Shoop ba-doop ba-doop ba-doop." This song was a #4 hit in the U.S. in 1993.
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Song Title Space Change:

"Pus Hit" originally "Push It"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
We be the life of the jam
Front like you don't know,
You know who we am
I know they want to rhyme and all, but there are so many things wrong with this: it's supposed to say 1) "we are" the life of the jam; and 2) you know who we "are".
Submitted by: Strawberry Jam

Band Name Anagrams:

Ape's Plant Submitted by: Megan Tereon
Slate 'n' App Submitted by: Gina Munroe
A Pet's Plan Submitted by: Eric
Plan A Step Submitted by: Alexis
Pan Plates Submitted by: Alexis
Dishes that have dual function? How neat...

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hoops" originally "Shoop"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Hit Pus" originally "Push It"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"Put His" originally "Push It"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"This Up" originally "Push It"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna

Song Title Acrostics:

COTS: "Chick On The Side"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
PI: "Push It"
What about Planck's Constant?
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Sets Talk About Lex" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden
"Sets Talk About Lex" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden
"Let's Stalk About Ex" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden
"Let's Sulk About Tex" originally "Let's Talk About Sex"
Submitted by: Cliff Adair

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Salt and pepper
Submitted by: Joe

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