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“Word Up”: 37 years ago this week, Cameo peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 – December 6, 1986
December 4, 2023

I thought for many years that Cameo lead singer Larry Blackmon was wearing a red jock strap or nut cup when I first saw this video on Night Tracks in late 1986. But years later I learned it was called a “codpiece.” Not even going there. “Word Up” is just a great song. Hard to get more 80s than this.

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