Thursday, April 8, 2010
Back to my blog after a hiatus. I have already covered the top Billboard hits of both 1989 and 1990. I provided a link if you want to get caught up.
When I started this blog, I hadn't intended to go chronologically...but here I am, going chronologically. Next up, I will cover the Top 20 Billboard hits of 1991.
#20 of 1991 was "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark (aka Mark Wahlberg) and the Funky Bunch. This was Marky Mark's debut song. America was introduced to both Marky Mark and his abs.
"Good Vibrations" was written by Mark Wahlberg, his big bro'/New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, some guy named "Spice" and Dan Hartman. I did not know that it was produced by Donnie as well. Go Donnie. (Donnie was always my favorite New Kid).
The star of the black and white video has got to be Marky Mark's washboard stomach.
We see his washboard stomach dance, box and get busy with a lady behind a chain link fence. There is also a nice cameo of Boston's Citgo sign, too.
Thank goodness Marky Mark's hip hop career kind of flopped after this, because otherwise the world would not have experienced Mark Wahlberg, the actor. It's amazing to look back at his career circa 1991 and think this guy could have a great acting career and also be a great actor. But that is indeed the case.