C+C Dance Factory released the single "Things That Make You Go Hmmmm...." on June 23, 1991 from the album Gonna Make You Sweat. The single has a feature by Freedom Williams and also appears in the music video. It was said that the song was inspired by a gag that was performed on the Arsenio Hall Show.
The song saw commercial success reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 31 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. On August 13, 1991, the song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over 500,000 units.