Mr. Telephone Man

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"Mr. Telephone Man"
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Single by New Edition
from the album New Edition
Released December 8, 1984
Format
Length 3:58
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Ray Parker Jr.
Producer(s) Ray Parker Jr.
New Edition singles chronology
"Cool It Now"
(1984)
"Mr. Telephone Man"
(1984)
"My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)"
(1984)

"Cool It Now"
(1984)
"Mr. Telephone Man"
(1984)
"My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)"
(1984)

"Mr. Telephone Man" is a song by New Edition, and the second single from their eponymous second album, New Edition. Released as a single, by December 8, 1984, it was being added to the most "Hot Black" radio station playlists.[1]

Overview[edit]

"Mr. Telephone Man" included lead vocals from Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Bobby Brown with a rap by Michael Bivins and was written by Ray Parker Jr. The song was originally recorded by teenage singer Junior Tucker, who included the song on his self-titled debut album on Geffen Records in 1983. He also produced the original version as well as the cover by New Edition.

The single reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart[2] and was the group's third number-one single on the Black Singles chart. Mixes included the instrumental and the "Extended Version".

Track listing[edit]

  • 1. Mr. Telephone Man (Extended Version) – 6:30
  • 2. Mr. Telephone Man (Instrumental) – 5:40

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984–1985) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 20
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 47
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 12
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[2] 1

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