You Can't Stop the Beat Lyrics - Hairspray LIVE!

Song from NBC's Hairspray LIVE! (2016)
Hairspray LIVE! - You Can't Stop the Beat Lyrics

"You Can't Stop the Beat" is a song from Hairspray LIVE! performed by Maddie Baillio (Tracy), Garrett Clayton (Link), Ariana Grande (Penny), Ephraim Sykes (Seaweed), Harvey Fierstein (Edna), Martin Short (Wilbur), Jennifer Hudson (Motormouth), Kristin Chenoweth (Velma), Dove Cameron (Amber).

TRACY
You cant stop an avalanche
As it races down the hill
You can try to stop the seasons, girl
But you 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

TRACY & LINK
'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!

TRACY
What do ya' have to say, Penny?

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 - c - p!
'Cause the world keeps spinning
'Round and 'round.

SEAWEED
'Round and 'round

PENNY
And my heart's keeping time
To the speed of sound

SEAWEED
Speed of sound

PENNY
I was lost till I heard the drums
Then I found my way

PENNY & SEAWEED
'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!

EDNA
Tracy, I got a little something I'd like to add, if you don't mind!

You can't 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!
And if you don't like the way I look, well, I just don't give a damn!

'Cause the world keeps spinnin' round and round
And my heart's keepin' 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 whole world began
A woman found out if she shook it she could shake up a man
So I'm gonna shake and shimmy it the best that I can today!

'Cause you can't 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 can't stop the beat!

Wilbur, be a dear. Call for backup now!
Backup!

MOTORMOUTH
Backup!? Step aside, Miss. Buttercup! It's time to wrap this mother up!

Oh, oh, oh
You can't stop today (no!)
As it comes speeding 'round the track (Oooh, yes child!)
Yesterday is history (be gone!)
And it's never comin' back! (Look ahead, cause...)
Tomorrow is a brand new day, and it don't know white from black (yeah!)

'Cause the world keeps spinnin' round and round
And my heart's keepin' time to the 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 like to shake it on a Saturday night
So I'm gonna shake and shimmy it with all of my might 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 dreamin' of
But you cannot stop the rhythm of two hearts in love to stay
You can't stop the beat!

ENSEMBLE
Aah, aah, aah
Ahh, ahh, ahh
Ahh, ahh, ahh ahh
Come on, you Von Tussles, go on, shake your fanny muscles!

VELMA & AMBER
We can't!

ENSEMBLE
Yes, you can!

VELMA & AMBER
No, we can't!

ENSEMBLE
Yes, you can!

VELMA & AMBER
Yes, we can!

ENSEMBLE
Hallelujah, halle- you can't stop the beat!

VELMA & AMBER
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!

FULL CAST
Cause you can't stop the motion of the ocean or the rain from above
You can try to stop the paradise we're dreamin' 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!
You can't stop the beat!

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