Mercedes Boy

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"Mercedes Boy"
Pebbles-Mercedes boy single cover.jpg
Single by Pebbles
from the album Pebbles
ReleasedMarch 7, 1988
Format
Recorded1987
Genre
Length4:55 (album version)
3:55 (single remix)
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)Pebbles
Producer(s)Charlie Wilson
Pebbles singles chronology
"Girlfriend"
(1987)
"Mercedes Boy"
(1988)
"Take Your Time"
(1988)

"Mercedes Boy" is a song by American singer Pebbles from her 1987 self-titled debut studio album. The song was written by the singer and produced by Charlie Wilson, with additional production from Pebbles. "Mercedes Boy" was released as the album's second single on March 7, 1988, by the MCA label.

"Mercedes Boy" was a big hit in the United States, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It is her biggest hit on that chart, to date.

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, "Mercedes Boy" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, behind Cheap Trick's "The Flame", number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, and number two for two weeks on the Dance Club songs chart.[1]

In Canada, "Mercedes Boy" peaked at number fourteen on the RPM Top Singles chart. In Europe, the single was a moderate success, peaking at number 42 in the United Kingdom, number 50 in New Zealand and number 39 in the Netherlands.

Covers and samples[edit]

  • In 1998 American rapper Yo-Yo sampled "Mercedes Boy" on the Missy Elliott–produced song "Do You Wanna Ride?"
  • In 1999 American singer Mercedes covered "Mercedes Boy" with altered lyrics on her only studio album Rear End (1999).
  • In 2013 [Vaporwave] producer Luxury Elite used a slowed sample of "Mercedes Boy" on the track "temptation" for the album "tv party"

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 200.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 454.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 1987". Archived from the original on 2012-10-14.

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