Humpin' Around

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"Humpin' Around"
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Single by Bobby Brown
from the album Bobby
Released July 28, 1992
Format
Recorded
Genre New jack swing[1]
Length 6:18 (Album Version)
4:20 (7" Edit)
Label MCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bobby Brown singles chronology
"Word to the Mutha!"
(1991)
"Humpin' Around"
(1992)
"Good Enough"
(1992)

"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 (1992–95) 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 (RPM)[10] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[11] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 26
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 7
Portugal (AFP)[17] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 21
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[20] 19
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[21] 8 (remix)
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 15
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 6

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
New Zealand (Record Music NZ)[22] 22
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[23] 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. ^ Canada Top Singles peak
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". Tracklisten.
  12. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (Retrieved December 15, 2007)
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Bobby Brown" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". VG-lista.
  17. ^ "Top 10 Portugal" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". Singles Top 100.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bobby Brown – Humpin' Around". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ UK Singles Chart Everyhit.com Archived October 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved December 15, 2007)
  21. ^ UK Singles Chart Everyhit.com Archived October 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved December 15, 2007)
  22. ^ "End of Year Charts 1992". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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