Great Job, Internet!: We may never know what “Bust A Move” is about

For decades now, people have wondered what the fuck Young MC is talking about in the final verse of his 1990 megahit “Bust A Move.” The last verse of the track details a wedding-night hook-up—you’re the best man, and a bridesmaid catches your eye, and later you meet on the dance floor to, as the song would insist, bust a move. The mystery comes in the opening bars, as Young MC specifies whose wedding it is:

Your best friend Harry, has a brother Larry

In five days from now he’s gonna marry

He’s hopin’ you can make it there if you can

Cause in the ceremony you’ll be the best man

So—it’s Larry’s wedding? And “I,” the listener of “Bust A Move,” am serving as best man to my best friend’s brother? As far back as 2004, Chuck Klosterman was puzzling …

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