Mr. Wendal

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"Mr. Wendal"
Arrested Development - Mr. Wendal.jpg
Single by Arrested Development
from the album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
Released 1992
Format 7-inch single, 12-inch single, CD, Vinyl
Recorded 1991
Genre Alternative hip hop, R&B
Length 4:06
Label EMI/Chrysalis Records
Songwriter(s) Todd Thomas, Sylvester Stewart
Arrested Development singles chronology
"People Everyday"
(1992)
"Mr. Wendal"
(1992)
"Revolution"
(1992)

"People Everyday"
(1992)
"Mr. Wendal"
(1992)
"Revolution"
(1992)

"Mr. Wendal" is a song recorded by American rap group Arrested Development in 1992, from their most commercially successful album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of....

In the United States, the song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 500,000 copies and earning a gold certification.[1][2] Additionally, it peaked within the top ten on the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Content[edit]

The song was written about the plight of the homeless and encourages people not to ignore them just because of their status or how they look, but instead to learn from their non-materialistic lifestyles.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was directed by Keith Ward.[citation needed]

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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