Return of the Mack

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"Return of the Mack"
Single by Mark Morrison
from the album Return of the Mack
B-side Remix
Released 18 March 1996 (UK)
11 February 1997 (USA)
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Recorded 1995
Genre R&B, hip hop, dance
Length 3:32 (radio edit)
7:20 (album version)
Label WEA
Writer(s) Mark Morrison
Producer(s) Cutfather & Joe
Mark Morrison singles chronology
"Let's Get Down"
(1995)
"Return of the Mack"
(1996)
"Crazy (re-mix)"
(1996)
Alternative covers
U.S. / French CD single cover

"Return of the Mack" is a song written and recorded by English R&B artist Mark Morrison. It was released in United Kingdom in March 1996 and reached the number one on the UK Singles Chart a month later. It reached number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in early summer 1997 for one week, kept from number one by Hanson's "MMMBop" and went platinum.[1]

The song's beat is sampled from the song "Genius of Love" by American band Tom Tom Club. It additionally samples "Games" by Chuckii Booker.

Single[edit]

CD single - U.S.
  1. "Return of the Mack" (C&J X-Tended radio edit) – 7:20 (same version of the album)
CD single - Europe
  1. "Return of the Mack" (C&J radio edit) – 3:32
  2. "Return of the Mack" (Joe T. Vannelli light radio edit) – 3:57
  3. "Return of the Mack" (C&J Street mix) – 4:34
  4. "Return of the Mack" (Terence Dackombe mind tricks mix) – 3:46
  5. "Return of the Mack" (D-Influence vibe mix) – 4:29
  6. "Return of the Mack" (Full Crew mix) – 3:56
  7. "Return of the Mack" (Sir Gant mix) – 4:58
12" maxi - U.S.
  1. "Return of the Mack" (C&J Street mix) – 7:18
  2. "Return of the Mack" (Da Beatminerz remix) – 4:39
  3. "Return of the Mack" (a cappella of the mack) – 2:56
  4. "Trippin'" (C&J mix) – 4:23
  5. "Trippin'" (Salaam Remi remix) – 4:23
  6. "Return of the Mack" (instrumental) – 5:53
12" maxi - Europe
  1. "Return of the Mack" (C&J Street mix) – 4:34
  2. "Return of the Mack" (D-Influence vibe mix) – 4:29
  3. "Return of the Mack" (Joe T. Vannelli light mix) – 7:30
  4. "Return of the Mack" (Joe T. Vannelli extra corvette mix) – 6:44

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Firestarter" by The Prodigy
UK Singles Chart number-one single
14 April 1996 – 21 April 1996 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Fastlove" by George Michael
Preceded by
"Wannabe" by Spice Girls
Canadian RPM Dance chart number-one single
3 March 1997 – 24 March 1997 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Discothèque" by U2

Mann version[edit]

"The Mack"
Single by Mann featuring Iyaz & Snoop Dogg
from the album Mann's World
Released 23 May 2011 (UK)
5 July 2011 (US)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:35
Label The Island Def Jam Music Group
Producer(s) J.R. Rotem
Mann singles chronology
"Buzzin'"
(2010)
"The Mack"
(2011)
"Music Sounds Better with U" (2011)
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"If I Was You (OMG)"
(2011)
"The Mack"
(2011)
"Young, Wild & Free"
(2011)
Iyaz singles chronology
"Break My Bank"
(2010)
"The Mack"
(2011)
"Pretty Girls"
(2011)

American hip-hop/rap artist Mann released a cover version of the song, featuring vocals from Snoop Dogg and Iyaz. The single was released in the United Kingdom on 23 May 2011 as a digital download. The Music Video premiered on Mann's YouTube Channel on 28 June. It was released in the United States on 5 July 2011.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "The Mack" was first released onto YouTube on 28 June 2011 at a total length of three minutes and fifty-five seconds. It features Mann, Iyaz and Snoop Dogg, at a pool party that starts off in the day into the night and they are surrounded by women. [23]

Critical reception[edit]

Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating, "I'm tryin' to bag a chick from a centerfold and I'm tryin' burn bread like it's finna be toast," the pint-sized rapper curiously explains between an instantly recognisable chorus that samples Mark Morrison's '96 classic 'Return Of The Mack' - the robotic tones courtesy of Iyaz. "Mann, he was buzzed, and he's on my level, Snoop fo shizzles as he continues to heap praise on the rising star. With such an endorsement, that ever-tricky second single shouldn't be an issue for long". rewarding it three of five stars.[24]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Mack" (feat. Snoop Dogg & Iyaz) 3:35

Charts[edit]

Charts (2011) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[25] 68
Australian Urban (ARIA) 20
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[26] 25
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[27] 38
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[28] 36
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[29] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[30] 28

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 23 May 2011 Digital download The Island Def Jam Music Group

Sampling[edit]

In 2012 Return of the Mack was sampled again in a song by Trae Tha Truth called "I'm On" which samples the opening vocals from Return of the mack and features MDMA, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale & Wiz Khalifa. And in June 2012, He made a remix called "I'm On 2.0"

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 07/04/96". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 108 (29page=41). 20 July 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. 
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  7. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
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  12. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1996". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  14. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  15. ^ "Snepmusique.com, le site du Snep". Disqueenfrance.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swiss Year-End Charts 1996". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  17. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  18. ^ Geoff Mayfield (25 December 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  19. ^ "Snepmusique.com, le site du Snep". Disqueenfrance.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  20. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Return+of+the+Mack')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 15 May 2009. 
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - March 31, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  22. ^ [1][dead link]
  23. ^ "YouTube Video". 
  24. ^ Lewis Corner. "Mann ft. Snoop Dogg & Iyaz: 'The Mack'". Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk. 
  25. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 1st August 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  26. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mann feat. Snoop Dogg and Iyaz – The Mack" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  27. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mann feat. Snoop Dogg and Iyaz – The Mack" (in French). Ultratip.
  28. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  29. ^ "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart.
  30. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.

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