Mr. Wendal

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"Mr. Wendal"
Single by Arrested Development
from the album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
Format7-inch single, 12-inch single, CD, Vinyl
GenreAlternative hip hop, R&B
LabelEMI/Chrysalis Records
CertificationGold
Arrested Development singles chronology
"Revolution"
(1992)
"Mr. Wendal"
(1992)
"Ease My Mind"
(1994)
 
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"Mr. Wendal"
Single by Arrested Development
from the album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
Format7-inch single, 12-inch single, CD, Vinyl
GenreAlternative hip hop, R&B
LabelEMI/Chrysalis Records
CertificationGold
Arrested Development singles chronology
"Revolution"
(1992)
"Mr. Wendal"
(1992)
"Ease My Mind"
(1994)

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

The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, which is one of their highest positions, and, a month earlier, reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart, continuing the group's string of hits in both countries.

During a performance of the song in 1993, members of the homeless community were invited on stage during the performance, furthering the message of the song.

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Content

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.

Music video

The song's music video was directed by Keith Ward.

Charts and sales

Peak positions

Chart (1992)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1]7
France (SNEP)[1]30
Germany (Media Control Charts)[2]31
Ireland (IRMA)[3]9
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[1]42
New Zealand (RIANZ)[1]2
UK (The Official Charts Company)[4]4
U.S. Billboard Hot 1006

References

  1. ^ a b c d "The Real Thing", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  2. ^ "2 Unlimited singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  4. ^ "The Real Thing", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)

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