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Mr. Wendal" is a song recorded by American rap group Arrested Development in 1992, from their most commercially successful album, . 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
In the United States, the song peaked at number six on the
, selling 500,000 copies and earning a Billboard Hot 100 gold certification. [1 ] Additionally, it peaked within the top ten on the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. [2 ]
During a performance
of the song in 1993, members of the homeless community were invited on stage during the performance, furthering the message of the song.
Content [ edit ]
The song was written about the plight of the
homeless and encourages people not to ignore them just because of their status or how they look, instead to learn from their non-materialistic lifestyles.
Music video [ edit ]
The song's music video was directed by Keith Ward.
Charts and sales [ edit ]
Peak positions [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". (BPI Communications) Billboard 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510 . Retrieved . May 4, 2015
^ "American certifications – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal". Recording Industry Association of America.
^ " Australian-charts.com – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
^ Canadian Dance peak
^ Canadian Top Singles peak
^ " Lescharts.com – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution" (in French). Les classement single.
^ " Officialcharts.de – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution". GfK Entertainment.
^ Search for Irish peaks
^ " Dutchcharts.nl – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
^ " Charts.org.nz – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution". Top 40 Singles.
^ "The Real Thing", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
External links [ edit ]