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"You Can't Stop The Beat" is the finale of Hairspray Live!

Background Edit

The tune began with Tracy (Maddie Baillio) and Link (Garrett Clayton) dueting, with Penny (Grande) and Seaweed (Ephraim Sykes) joining in soon after and making for a spot-on lovebirds jam session.

Once Tracy booted out Amber (Dove Cameron) as the newly crowned Miss Teenage Hairspray, the whole gang (sans the bitter Amber and her mom Velma [Kristin Chenoweth]) joined in, making for the perfect ending of an overall applause-worthy show.

Trivia Edit

  • The Cast performed "You Can't Stop The Beat" at the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Lyrics Edit

You cant stop an avalanche
As it races down the hill
You can try to stop the seasons, girl
But ya know you never will
And you can try to stop my dancin' feet
But I just cannot stand still
'Cause the world keeps spinning
'Round and 'round
And my heart's keeping time
To the speed of sound
I was lost til I heard the drums
Then I found my way

'Cause you can't stop the beat
Ever since this old world began
A woman found out if she shook it
She could shake up a man
And so I'm gonna shake and shimmy it
The best that I can today
'Cause you cant stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the sun in the sky
You can wonder if you wanna
But I never ask why
And if you try to hold me down
I'm gonna spit in your eye and say
That you cant stop the beat!

What do ya' have to say, Penny?

I am now a checkerboard chick!
You can't stop a river
As it rushes to the sea
You can try and stop the hands of time
But ya know it just can't be
And if they try to stop us, seaweed,
I'll call the N double-a, á P!
'Cause the world keeps spinning
'Round and 'round.
'Round and 'round

And my heart's keeping time
To the speed of sound
Speed of sound
I was lost till I heard the drums
Then I found my way

'Cause you can't stop the beat
Ever since we first saw the light
A man and woman liked to shake it
On a Saturday night
And so I'm gonna shake and shimmy it

With all my might today
'Cause you cant stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the rain from above
They can try to stop the paradise
We're dreaming of
But they cannot stop the rhythm
Of two hearts in love to stay
'Cause you cant stop the beat!

Tracy, I have a little something
I'd like to add, if you don't mind.
You cant stop my happiness
'Cause I like the way I am
And you just can't stop my knife and fork
When I see a Christmas ham
So if you don't like the way I look
Well, I lust don't give a damn!

'Cause the world keeps spinning
'Round and 'round
And my heart's keeping time
To the speed of sound
I was lost til I heard the drums
Then I found my way

'Cause you cant stop the beat
Ever since this old world began
A woman found out if she shook it
She could shake up a man
And so I'm gonna shake and shimmy it
The best that I can today
'Cause you cant stop

The motion of the ocean
Or the sun in the sky
You can wonder if you wanna
But I never ask why
And if you try to hold me down
I'm gonna spit in your eye and say
That you cant stop the beat!

Wilbur, be a dear and get me my
Oxygen, now!

Step aside, Miss Buttercup, it's
Time to wrap this mutha' up!
Oh, oh, oh,
You can't stop today

No!
As it comes speeding down the track
Oh child, yes
Child, yesterday is hist'ry
Be gone!
And it's never coming back
Look ahead
'Cause tomorrow is a brand new day
And it don't know white from black
Yeah!

'Cause the world keeps spinning
'Round and 'round
And my heart's keeping time
To the speed of sound
I was lost til I heard the drums
Then I found my way
'Cause you cant stop the beat

Ever since we first saw the light
A man and woman liked to shake it
On a Saturday night
And so I'm gonna shake and shimmy it
With all my might today
'Cause you can't stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the rain from above
They can try to stop this paradise
We're dreaming of
But you cannot stop the rhythm
Of two hearts in love to stay
You can't stop the beat!
Aah, aah, aah
Aah, aah, aah
Aah, aah, aah
Come on, you von tussles
Go on, shake your fanny muscles

We can't!
Yes, you can!
No, we can't!
Yes, you can!
Yes, we can!
You can't stop the beat

Ever since we first saw the sun
It seems von tussle girls are always
Tryin' to please someone
But now we're gonna shake and shimmy it
And have some fun
Today!

'Cause you can't stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the rain from above
They can try to stop the paradise
We're dreaming of
But you cannot stop the rhythm
Of two hearts in love to stay
'Cause you can't stop the beat!
You can't stop the beat!
You can't stop the beat!

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