Humpin' Around

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"Humpin' Around"
BBrownhumpin.jpg
Single by Bobby Brown
from the album Bobby
ReleasedJuly 28, 1992
Format
Recorded
GenreNew jack swing[1]
Length6:18 (Album Version)
4:20 (7" Edit)
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bobby Brown singles chronology
"Word to the Mutha!"
(1991)
"Humpin' Around"
(1992)
"Good Enough"
(1992)
Music video
"Humpin' Around" on YouTube

"Humpin' Around" is a song by American singer Bobby Brown. It spent two weeks at number one on the U.S. R&B chart and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] It is rumored that the song was originally titled "Fuckin' Around", with the name later changed to make it more radio friendly, and to avoid potential censorship. The song contains an interpolation of Dancing Days by Led Zeppelin.[4]


Music video[edit]

The music video features Brown dancing outside with women in cages, with cut scenes of a girl trying to break in to his phone and personal belongings to find his mistress in NYC.

A second video was shot primarily outside for the Dance Remix, along with random shots and outtakes from the original video.

Personnel[edit]

  • Bobby Brown: lead vocals, songwriter, rap
  • Jan C. "Stylz" Styles: songwriter, rap
  • Thomas Keyes: songwriter
  • Babyface: songwriter, producer, arranger, keyboards, synthesized bass, drum programming, background vocals
  • L.A. Reid: songwriter, producer, arranger, drum programming
  • Daryl Simmons: songwriter, producer, arranger, background vocals
  • Donald Parks: drum programming, MIDI and Synclavier programming
  • Emanuel Officer: background vocals

Track listing[edit]

"Humpin' Around"
No.TitleLength
1."Humpin Around"6:18
2."Humpin' Around" (Dance Mix)6:50
3."Humpin Around" (video edit)4:25
Total length:17:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992–1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 38
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[9] 6
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[10] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[11] 10
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 26
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[14] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[17] 7
Portugal (AFP)[18] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19]
Remix (1995)
17
Spain (AFYVE)[20] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[23] 19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24]
Remix (1995)
8
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[25]
Remix (1995)
2
US Billboard Hot 100 3
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 15
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Australia (ARIA)[26] 25
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[27] 70
New Zealand (Record Music NZ)[28] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[29] 33

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bream, Jon (January 22, 1997). "Reunited". Star-News. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/132882-Stylz
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 81.
  4. ^ "Led Zeppelin Dancing Days". WhoSampled. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1905." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 1894." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". Tracklisten.
  12. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Humpin' Around". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 38, 1992" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". VG-lista.
  18. ^ "Top 10 Portugal" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  20. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". Singles Top 100.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". Swiss Singles Chart.
  23. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  24. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  25. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1992". ARIA. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  27. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1992" (PDF). RPM. Vol. 56 no. 25. December 19, 1992. p. 8. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  28. ^ "End of Year Charts 1992". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  29. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-07-30.

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