Happy 30th Birthday To The Super Bowl Shuffle (Full Video & Lyrics)


Talk about a kick-ass Throwback Thursday. 30 years ago on this day, members of the 1985 Chicago Bears recorded the video for “The Super Bowl Shuffle”. The song’s main purpose was to raise money for the Chicago Community Trust to help families in need, and it succeeded in that purpose, raising more than $300, 000. A few other fun facts that some may not be aware of is that the song became more popular than anyone could realize and actually hit number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was actually nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Rhythm and Blues Performance by a Duo or Group” category, eventually losing to “Kiss” from Prince and the Revolution. What a travesty.

The funny thing is that the Bears recorded this video the day after their only loss that season, the Monday night loss to Miami. If you’ll notice in the video, Walter Payton’s and Jim McMahon’s performances look a little different than the rest. That’s because after the loss to the Dolphins, they didn’t show up to the taping, feeling that they shouldn’t record something like that after a loss. Their parts were done a few days later and dubbed into the final cut. Honestly, with the overall production value, does it really make that much difference?

In any event, “The Super Bowl Shuffle” was truly born on this day 30 years ago, and I thought you might want to celebrate. The lyrics are below the video, so take a trip down memory lane and sing along. You know you want to.


We are the Bears Shufflin’ Crew
Shufflin’ on down, doin’ it for you.
We’re so bad we know we’re good.
Blowin’ your mind like we knew we would.
You know we’re just struttin’ for fun
Struttin’ our stuff for everyone.
We’re not here to start no trouble.
We’re just here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle.

Walter Payton

Well, they call me Sweetness,
And I like to dance.
Runnin’ the ball is like makin’ romance.
We had the goal since training camp
To give Chicago a Super Bowl Champ.
And we’re not doin’ this
Because we’re greedy.
The Bears are doin’ it to feed the needy.
We didn’t come here lookin’ for trouble,
We just came here to do
The Super Bowl Shuffle.

Willie Gault

This is Speedy Willie, and I’m world class.
I like runnin’ but i love to get the pass.
I practice all day and dance all night,
I gotta get ready for the Sunday fight.
Now I’m as smooth as a chocolate swirl,
I dance a little funky, so watch me girl.
There’s no one here that does it like me,
My Super Bowl Shuffle will set you free.

Mike Singletary

I’m Samurai Mike I stop’em cold.
Part of the defense, big and bold,
I’ve been jammin’ for quite a while,
Doin’ what’s right and settin’ the style,
Give me a chance, I’ll rock you good,
Nobody messin’ in my neighborhood.
I didn’t come here lookin’ for trouble,
I just came to do The Super Bowl Shuffle

(Repeat Chorus)

Jim McMahon

I’m the punky QB known as McMahon.
When I hit the turf, I’ve got no plan.
I just throw my body all over the field.
I can’t dance, but I can throw the pill.
I motivate the cats, I like to tease.
I play so cool, I aim to please.
That’s why you all got here on the double
To catch me doin’ the Super Bowl Shuffle.

Otis Wilson

I’m mama’s boy Otis, one of a kind.
The ladies all love me
For my body and my mind.
I’m slick on the floor as I can be
But ain’t no sucker gonna get past me.
Some guys are jealous
Of my style and class,
That’s why some end up on their -,
I didn’t come here lookin’ for trouble,
I’m just gettin’ down to The Super Bowl Shuffle.

Steve Fuller

They say Jimbo is our man.
If Jimmy can’t do it, I sure can.
This is Steve, and it’s no wonder
I run like lightnin’, pass like thunder.
So bring on Atlanta, bring on Dallas,
This is for Mike and Papa Bear Halas.
I’m not here to feather his ruffle,
I just came here to do
The Super Bowl Shuffle.

Mike Richardson

I’m L.A. Mike, and I play it cool.
They don’t sneak by me ’cause I’m no fool.
I fly on the field and get on down.
Everybody knows I don’t mess around.
I can break’em, shake’em,
Any time of day.
I like to steal it and make ‘em pay,
So please don’t cry to beat my hustle
‘Cause I’m just here to do
The Super Bowl Shuffle.

(Repeat Chorus)

Richard Dent

The sackman’s comin’, I’m your man Dent.
if the quarterback’s slow,
He’s gonna get bent.
We stop the run, we stop the pass,
I like to dump guys on their -.
We love to play for the world’s best fans,
You better start makin’
Your Super Bowl plans.
But don’t get ready or go to any trouble
Unless you practice
The Super Bowl Shuffle.

Gary Fencik

It’s Gary here, and I’m Mr.Clean.
They call me “hit man, ”
Don’t know what they mean.
They throw it long and watch me run,
I’m on my man, one-on-one.
Buddy’s guys cover it down to the bone,
That’s why they call us the 46 zone.
Come on everybody let’s scream and yell,
We’re gonna do the Shuffle,
Then ring your bell.

William Perry

You’re lookin’ at the Fridge,
I’m the rookie.
I may be large, but I’m no dumb cookie.
You’ve seen me hit, you’ve seen me run,
When I kick and pass, we’ll have more fun.
I can dance, you will see
The others, they all learn from me.
I don’t come here lookin’ for trouble,
I just came here to do
The Super Bowl Shuffle.

(Repeat Chorus)