Dirty Dawg

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"Dirty Dawg"
Dirty Dawg.jpg
Single by NKOTB
from the album Face the Music
Released December 20, 1993 (1993-12-20)
Format CD
Recorded 1993
Genre
Length 4:12 (Album version)
3:34 (Album version with no rap)
3:16 (Radio edit)
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s)
  • D. Wahlberg
  • J. Johnson
  • J. Knight
  • J.R. Jackson
  • Larry Thomas
  • Nice & Smooth
NKOTB singles chronology
"If You Go Away"
(1991)
"Dirty Dawg"
(1993)
"Never Let You Go"
(1994)
"If You Go Away"
(1991)
"Dirty Dawg"
(1993)
"Never Let You Go"
(1994)

"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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 20
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[2] 41
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 13
Spain Top 40 Radio[4] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 66
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – New Kids on the Block – Dirty Dawg". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – New Kids on the Block – Dirty Dawg" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Charts.org.nz – New Kids on the Block – Dirty Dawg". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  5. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – New Kids on the Block – Dirty Dawg". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 1994-02-19" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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