Push It

Album: Version 2.0 (1998)
Charted: 9 52
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about wanting someone to the point that thinking about this person creates a voice inside your head that keeps you awake. Your body aches for that person because of the memory of their touch. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Erin - Ladson, SC
  • Along with band members Doug Erikson, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig, Brian Wilson and his co-writer Roger Christian are credited as songwriters on this track, as a lyrical sample from the Beach Boys 1964 track "Don't Worry Baby" is used for backing vocals.

    Also on the writing credits is Hurby (Luv Bug) Azor, who wrote the Salt-N-Pepa hit "Push It"; the Garbage song used enough elements from that one to warrant the credit.
  • In our 2013 interview with Garbage drummer Butch Vig, he cited this track as one of his favorites to play live. "That was a big track from Version 2.0 for us and still gets my adrenaline going every night," he said.
  • The surreal video, directed by Andrea Giacobbe, was nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards (including Best Group Video and Best Direction) but didn't win any.

Comments: 2

  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnI became a Garbage fan after seeing that strange but creative video. Shirley Manson is a rock goddess to me!
  • Maria Isabel from New London, CtAh, okay now it makes sense. The thing I like most about songs by Garbage is that they are very emotional. They are all about emotions and those feelings that everyone feels, but not many admit to feeling.
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