Mercedes Boy

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"Mercedes Boy"
Single by Pebbles
from the album Pebbles
Released March 7, 1988
Recorded 1986-1987
Genre R&B
Length 4:55 (album version)
3:54 (single remix)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Perri "Pebbles" McKissack
Producer(s) Charlie Wilson
Pebbles (co-producer)
Pebbles singles chronology
"Mercedes Boy"
"Take Your Time"

"Mercedes Boy" is a 1988 single by Pebbles from her self-titled debut album. It reached #2 on the Hot 100, behind "The Flame" by Cheap Trick, and also #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. It was performed on Soul Train where it was (correctly) predicted to become a top ten hit. "Mercedes Boy" also peaked at number two for two weeks on the dance charts.[1]

Covers and interpolations[edit]

  • In 1998, Yo Yo sampled the tune on the Missy Elliott–produced track, "Do You Wanna Ride?"
  • In 1999, Mercedes covered the song with altered lyrics on her only album, Rear End.


Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Dance Charts 2
UK Top 75 Charts 42


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 200. 

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Preceded by
"Nite and Day" by Al B. Sure!
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
May 21, 1988
Succeeded by
"Just Got Paid" by Johnny Kemp