Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

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Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
OriginDorchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Years active1991–1993
Labels
Associated acts
Past members
  • Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark)
  • Ashey Ace
  • Scottie Gee
  • Hector Barros
  • DJ-T

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was an American hip-hop group formed in 1991 by Mark Wahlberg (alias Marky Mark), Scott Gee, Hector "the Booty Inspector" Barros, DJ-T and Ashey Ace. The group's best known song is "Good Vibrations", which made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991, while their follow-up song "Wildside" peaked at number 10.

History[edit]

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch released their debut album, Music for the People on July 23, 1991. The album was a huge success for the group, making it to No. 1 on the Top Heatseekers chart and No. 21 on the Billboard 200. The album's success was fueled by two top-10 singles, both of which were certified gold, "Good Vibrations", which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Wildside" which went to No. 10 on the Hot 100. The album itself first went gold on November 15, 1991 before being certified platinum on January 14, 1992.

At the height of the group's success, they also had a video game released by Digital Pictures entitled Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Make My Video, but the game was not a success and has been considered one of the worst video games ever made.[1][2]

After the success of Music for the People, the group quickly recorded a follow-up entitled You Gotta Believe that was released on September 15, 1992. However, the album achieved little success, only making it as high as No. 67 on the Billboard 200, as did the album's lone charting single also titled "You Gotta Believe" which went to 49 on the Hot 100. The group disbanded in 1993 with their last appearance being "I Want You", which was featured on the Super Mario Bros. movie soundtrack.

After the group disbanded, Mark continued his music career by teaming with reggae musician Prince Ital Joe. The duo released two albums in Europe and had a No. 1 hit in Germany with "United". Mark continued to release music until retiring in 1998 and becoming a successful actor in the United States.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Studio album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
US
R&B

[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
GER
[7]
SWE
[8]
UK
[9]
Music for the People 21 67 35 37 35 61
You Gotta Believe
  • Release date: September 15, 1992
  • Label: Interscope
  • Formats: CD, cassette
67 66
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, showing selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[12]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[13]
CAN
[14]
GER
[7]
IRE
[15]
NOR
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
UK
[9]
"Good Vibrations" 1991 1 4 15 7 3 16 2 8 1 14 Music for the People
"Wildside" 10 28 26 30 33 26 10 22 42
"I Need Money" 1992 61
"You Gotta Believe" 49 55 34 54 You Gotta Believe
"Gonna Have a Good Time"
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"On the House Tip" 1992 Music for the People
"Peace"
"Loungin'" 1993 You Gotta Believe

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1993 You Gotta Believe Best Rap Solo Performance Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1992 Good Vibrations Best Dance Video Nominated
1992 Good Vibrations Best Rap Video Nominated

American Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1992 Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist Nominated

Smash Hits Poll[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1992 Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch Best Dance Act Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Townsend, Emru (2012-03-14). "The 10 Worst Games of All Time - Page 6". PCWorld. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  2. ^ "Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Make My Video for Sega CD". GameRankings. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  3. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Marky Mark > Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  4. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Marky Mark > Chart History > Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  5. ^ a b Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  6. ^ "austriancharts.at - Austria Top 40". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  7. ^ a b German chart peaks:
  8. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Swedish charts portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  9. ^ a b "Official Charts > Marky Mark". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-02-19.
  10. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - July 09, 2010: Marky Mark certified albums". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on July 3, 2012. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  11. ^ Canada certification Archived 2012-02-25 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Marky Mark > Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  13. ^ "austriancharts.at - Austria Top 40". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  14. ^ *For Good Vibrations: Peak *For Wildside: Peak
  15. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Marky Mark'". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  16. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian charts portal". norwegiancharts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  17. ^ "charts.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.nz. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  18. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Swedish charts portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  19. ^ a b "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - June 09, 2010: Marky Mark certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  20. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.