Here’s a good trivia question for you. What was MC Hammer’s highest charting song on the pop charts? If you answered U Can’t Touch This, you are… wrong! Wait what? U Can’t Touch This is by far MC Hammer’s biggest hit of his career, but the song only made it to number eight on the Hot 100 charts in 1990. It did however hit number one on the R&B charts as well as numerous countries around the world.
So, what song is his highest charting song on the Hot 100 charts? It was his 1990 single Pray from his album Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em, which was the same album that produced U Can’t Touch This. Pray was the third single released from the album, and because of the success of U Can’t Touch This and Have You Seen Her, the 1st and 2nd singles released from the album, Pray peaked at number two on the Hot 100 charts.
Arguably, it was the music video for U Can’t Touch This that featured Hammer doing some of his signature dances like “The Running Man” and the “Hammer Dance” that helped propel the song into the stratosphere. The video below has been seen over 650 million times on YouTube as of today.
Enjoy this look back at MC Hammer’s music video for U Can’t Touch This from 1990 as well as a look at his music video for Pray!