Hurby Azor shares writing credits on this track with The Kinks frontman and main songwriter Ray Davies, as the opening lyrics to The Kinks third single "https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-kinks/you-really-got-me" are used towards the end of "Push It." Authors of the 1999 Sisqó hit "Thong Song
" were found similarly liable for lifting the primary lyrical phrase from "Livin' La Vida Loca
," and were also forced to share the writing credit.
The lyrics to "Push It" are really an afterthought, just there to support the beat and add a lascivious flavor. The song was perfect for club play, where lyrics like, "come here, gimme a kiss, better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed" can get lost in the groove. The big hook is the "Oooh, baby, baby" section, which complements the percussive production. Another memorable section is the vocal interlude, where Hurby implores us to get on the dance floor, but "only the sexy people."