Pony (Ginuwine song)

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"Pony"
Ginuwine - Pony.JPG
Single by Ginuwine
from the album Ginuwine...the Bachelor
Released August 20, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1996[1]
Genre
Length
  • 5:25
  • 4:13 (edit)
Label 550
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Timbaland
Ginuwine singles chronology
"Pony"
(1996)
"Tell Me Do U Wanna"
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"Pony"
(1996)
"Tell Me Do U Wanna"
(1997)
Ginuwine...the Bachelor track listing
"Intro"
(1)
"Pony"
(2)
"Tell Me Do U Wanna"
(3)
Greatest Hits track listing
"Hell Yeah"
(2)
"Pony" (Extended Mix)
(3)
"In Those Jeans"
(4)
Playlist: The Very Best of Ginuwine track listing
"Oh Girl"
(1)
"Pony"
(2)
"So Anxious"
(3)

"Pony" is the debut single of American singer Ginuwine, released as a single from his first LP Ginuwine...The Bachelor in 1996. Ginuwine co-wrote the song with Swing Mob associates Static Major and Timbaland; the latter is also the producer. The song's lyrics describe a blatant sexual come-on: "If you're horny, let's do it / Ride it; my pony. My saddle's waiting / Come and jump on it"

Content[edit]

Timbaland's production was unique among R&B releases of the day: "Pony"'s instrumentation features a start-stop rhythm pattern similar to drum and bass music, a bassline and melody formed by vocoded vocal samples, and a cartoon slide whistle. Along with his concurrent work for Aaliyah's One in a Million LP, "Pony" and Ginuwine...the Bachelor marked the emergence of Timbaland as a successful R&B producer. The beat was also used for a remix of Jodeci's song "Freek'n You".

Commercial performance[edit]

The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for two weeks from November 16, 1996 to November 30, 1996 and reached number six on Billboard's Hot 100 on November 23, 1996.

Reviews[edit]

The song was well received by most music critics.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the album version of the song was directed by Michael Lucero.[3] The music video for the remix version of the song was directed by Christopher Erskin. The video depicts Ginuwine and his crew entering a Western bar as strangers and gradually gaining the favor of the craggly cowboy-patrons. The video was filmed at the Cowboy Palace saloon in Chatsworth, California.[4] A video for the "Ride It" Mix was also released. The video is shot in a factory.

Single track listing[edit]

Europe maxi-single[5]

  1. "Pony" (Album Version) – 5:25
  2. "Pony" (Extended Mix) – 5:20
  3. "Pony" (Ride It Mix) – 5:05
  4. "Pony" (Mad Love Club Mix) – 4:32
  5. "Pony" (Mad Love Beat Mix) – 4:29
  6. "Pony" (Black Market Slowride Mix) – 4:31

US and Australian single

  1. "Pony" (Album Version) – 5:25
  2. "Pony" (Extended Mix) – 5:20
  3. "Pony" (Instrumental) – 5:18
  4. "Pony" (A Cappella) – 3:48

Charts and certifications[edit]

Pony (Jump on It)[edit]

"Pony (Jump on It)"
Single by Tough Love featuring Ginuwine
from the album Past Present Future
Released 7 August 2015
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015
Genre House
Length 3:03
Label Island
Songwriter(s)
  • Stephen Garrett
  • Elgin Lumpkin
  • Tim Mosley
Producer(s) Tough Love
Tough Love singles chronology
"So Freakin' Tight"
(2015)
"Pony (Jump on It)"
(2015)
"Touch"
(2016)
"So Freakin' Tight"
(2015)
"Pony (Jump on It)"
(2015)
"Touch"
(2016)
Ginuwine singles chronology
"I Need"
(2013) I Need2013
"Pony (Jump on It)"
(2015) Pony (Jump on It)2015

British house duo Tough Love collaborated with Ginuwine and revamped the classic which was released officially on 7 August 2015 as their second single.

Background[edit]

Music video[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – single[26]
No. Title Length
1. "Pony (Jump On It)" (featuring Ginuwine) (Radio Mix) 3:03
Digital download – EP[27]
No. Title Length
1. "Pony (Jump On It)" (Extended Mix) 4:10
2. "Pony (Jump On It)" (Cause & Affect Remix) 4:39
3. "Pony (Jump On It)" (VIP Mix) 5:17
4. "Pony (Jump On It)" (Kove Remix) 4:13
5. "Pony (Jump On It)" (Sick Individuals Remix) 5:06
6. "Pony (Jump On It)" (DJ Q Remix) 5:09

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[28] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[29] 39
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[30] 12

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Ireland 7 August 2015 Digital download Island
United Kingdom[31]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.faqs.org/copyright/dark-days-bright-nights-by-warren-anderson-mathis-pka-bubba/
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly
  3. ^ "mvdbase.com - Ginuwine - "Pony [version 1]"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Ginuwine - "Pony [version 2: remix]"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Discogs.com Retrieved October 16, 2008
  6. ^ a b "Australian-charts.com – Ginuwine – Pony". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ginuwine – Pony" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ginuwine – Pony" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ Canadian Dance peak
  10. ^ a b "Offiziellecharts.de – Ginuwine – Pony". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Ginuwine search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ginuwine – Pony". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ginuwine – Pony". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ginuwine – Pony". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ a b "Ginuwine: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Ginuwine – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ginuwine.
  17. ^ "Ginuwine – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ginuwine.
  18. ^ "Ginuwine – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Ginuwine.
  19. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ginuwine – Pony" (in French). Les classement single.
  20. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2016-10-21. 
  21. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Retrieved 2016-10-21. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  23. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Ginuwine – Pony". Recorded Music NZ. 
  24. ^ "American single certifications – Ginuwine – Pony". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  25. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  26. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/pony-jump-on-it-radio-mix/id994653014
  27. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/pony-jump-on-it-remixes-feat./id1003868256
  28. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-08-20". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  29. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-08-20" UK Singles Chart.
  30. ^ "Archive Chart: 2015-08-20" UK Dance Chart.
  31. ^ Tough Love - Pony (Jump on It)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"No Diggity" by Blackstreet
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks number one single
November 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)  – November 23, 1996 (1996-11-23)
Succeeded by
"Nobody" by Keith Sweat