Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

Album: No Way Out (1997)
Charted: 19 1
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Songfacts®:

  • This song about achieving your goals despite resistance from others uses some prominent samples. The chorus is based on the 1983 Matthew Wilder song "Break My Stride," which has a similar, but lighter theme of getting past those who want to bring you down. The rhythm track comes from "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five. >>
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    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR
  • In our interview with Matthew Wilder, he recalls the first time hearing this song, which interpolated his hit "Break My Stride." "That was the first I'd ever heard of something like that," said Wilder. "They came to us with the finished product and said, 'We've used your song' followed by 'Can we use it?' And I was like, 'You're kidding, right?' So it's been kind of an annuity."

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