Mistadobalina

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"Mistadobalina"
Single by Del tha Funky Homosapien
from the album I Wish My Brother George Was Here
ReleasedNovember 19, 1991
StudioRemixed at Westlake Studios.
GenreHip hop
Length4:00
LabelElektra Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Boogiemen, Ice Cube
Del tha Funky Homosapien singles chronology
"Sleepin' on My Couch"
(1991)
"Mistadobalina"
(1991)
"Dr. Bombay"
(1992)

"Mistadobalina" is a song by American hip hop musician Del tha Funky Homosapien. It was released as the second single from his 1991 debut album, I Wish My Brother George Was Here.[2] The single peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart,[3] as well as number 55 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[4] In 2011, Willy Staley of Complex placed it at number 19 on the "50 Greatest Bay Area Rap Songs" list.[5]

Production[edit]

The song draws inspiration and includes a vocal sample from The Monkees' song "Zilch" provided by Peter Tork,[6][better source needed] which began by repeating the name "Mr. Bob Dobalina."[7] In a 2012 Rolling Stone article, Del said, "I just kind of conceptualized who Mr. Dobalina would be."[7]

Track listing[edit]

CD edition
No.TitleLength
1."Mistadobalina (Radio Edit)"4:00
2."Mistadobalina (Remix)"3:58
3."Mistadobalina (Instrumental)"3:58
4."Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo (Remix)"3:40
7-inch edition: side A
No.TitleLength
1."Mistadobalina (Radio Edit)"4:00
7-inch edition: side B
No.TitleLength
1."Mistadobalina (LP Version)"4:00
US 12-inch edition: side A
No.TitleLength
1."Mistadobalina (LP Version)"4:00
2."Mistadobalina (Remix)"3:58
3."Mistadobalina (Instrumental)"3:58
US 12-inch edition: side B
No.TitleLength
1."Burnt" (featuring Hieroglyphics)4:42
2."Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo (Remix)"3:40
3."Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo (Instrumental)"3:40
European 12-inch edition: side A
No.TitleLength
1."Mistadobalina (LP Version)"4:00
2."Mistadobalina (Remix)"3:58
European 12-inch edition: side B
No.TitleLength
1."Mistadobalina (Instrumental)"3:58
2."Burnt" (featuring Hieroglyphics)4:42

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 9
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[3] 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 55

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASCAP Repertory entry for this song". ASCAP. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "I Wish My Brother George Was Here - Del the Funky Homosapien". AllMusic. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Del the Funky Homosapien: Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Del the Funky Homosapien: Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Staley, Willy (January 28, 2011). "The 50 Greatest Bay Area Rap Songs: 19. Del "Mistadobalina"". Complex. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Kovalchik, Kara (December 16, 2008). "Hey, Hey, They're the Monkees: What John Lennon had to say about the band (and much, much more)". Mental Floss. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Pemberton, Pat (June 12, 2012). "Mistadobalina". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina". VG-lista. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina". Singles Top 100. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "End of Year Charts 1992". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 27, 2018.

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