|Single by Pebbles|
|from the album Pebbles|
|Released||March 7, 1988|
|Length||4:55 (album version)
3:54 (single remix)
|Writer(s)||Perri "Pebbles" McKissack|
|Pebbles singles chronology|
"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.
Covers and interpolations
- 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.
|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|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 200.
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|Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
May 21, 1988
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