Dirty Dawg

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"Dirty Dawg"
Single by NKOTB
from the album Face the Music
Released December 20, 1993
Format CD
Recorded 1993
Genre G-Funk, east coast hip hop
Length 4:12 (Album version)
3:34 (Album version with no rap)
3:16 (Radio edit)
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) D. Wahlberg, J. Johnson, J. Knight, J.R. Jackson, Larry Thomas, Nice&Smooth
NKOTB singles chronology
"If You Go Away"
"Dirty Dawg"
"Never Let You Go"

"Dirty Dawg" is a song by NKOTB (formerly New Kids on the Block), which became their final single to chart on the Billboard Top 100 until the 2008 single "Summertime". It was featured on their 1994 album Face the Music. The lead vocals were sung by Jordan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg rapped in the song, but he rapped only small bits during the instrumental breaks. There was another rap in the song featured by the former East Coast hip hop duo, Nice & Smooth.

The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #66. It broke the Top 40 in the United Kingdom and peaked at #27.

Music video[edit]

The video starts off with a young woman running through the forest with a search dog barking after her. Then the scene switches back and forth from the band attending a party being held at a brothel to a construction site where the group raps and dances. Towards the end, Nice & Smooth appear to give a rap cameo, while the group breakdances.

The Canadian station MuchMusic banned the video from appearing on its schedule, due to the suggested violence and misogynistic themes.

Track listings[edit]

US Vinyl, 12"

  1. "Dirty Dawg" [LP Version] 4:12
  2. "Dirty Dawg" [Radio Version No Rap] 3:16
  3. "Dirty Dawg" [Greg Nice Remix] 4:46
  4. "Dirty Dawg" [Barbosa / Liggett House Mix] 7:03
  5. "Dirty Dawg" [Liggett / Barbosa Hip Hop Mix] 5:01

UK Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition, Poster Bag

  1. "Dirty Dawg" [LP Version] 4:12
  2. "Dirty Dawg" [Radio Version No Rap] 3:16


Year Chart Peak
1994 Australian ARIA Singles Chart 20
1994 Netherlands Singles Chart 41
1994 New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 13
1994 Sweden Singles Chart[1] 15
1994 UK Singles Chart 27
1994 U.S.Billboard Hot 100 66
1994 U.S.Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 73


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