The Message
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five featuring Melle Mel and Duke Bootee
Grandmaster Flash 1982 The Message

Don't push me, cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
It's like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder
How I keep from going under

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982
  • Hot 100 chart debut: Oct 16, 1982
  • from the album The Message (1982)
  • the song was written and performed by Ed "Duke Bootee" Fletcher and Furious Five MC Melle Mel
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #51 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • Grandmaster Flash and the other members of The Furious Five are credited on the record but did not contribute to the recording
  • produced by Sylvia Robinson
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