Mary, Mary - Run-D.M.C.
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"Mary, Mary" is a song written by Michael Nesmith. It was first recorded by The Butterfield's Blues Band for their 1966 album, East-West. Nesmith's band, The Monkees, would later record the song themselves. The rap group, Run-D.M.C., revived the song in the late 1980s with a cover version that hit the R&B and Pop charts in the United States. Run-D.M.C. covered "Mary, Mary" in a rap rock version and was released as a single from their fourth album, Tougher Than Leather in 1988. It was released by Profile Records and was produced by the group along with Rick Rubin. It was their most successful single from the album, being the only one to make it to the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 75, and peaking at number 29 on the Hot Black Singles chart. Run-D.M.C. changed the line "Mary, Mary, where ya' goin' to" to "Mary, Mary, why ya' buggin'". Although Run-D.M.C. replaced Michael Nesmith's original lyrics with a new set of lyrics of their own, Nesmith was the only writer credited on Run-D.M.C.'s single. Run-D.M.C.'s version samples Micky Dolenz singing the title from the Monkees' recording.
Run-D.M.C. was a hip hop group founded by the late Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell that included Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. The group had an enormous impact on the development of hip hop through the 1980s and is credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. The three members of Run-D.M.C. grew up in Hollis, Queens, New York, USA. The band signed a record deal with Profile Records in 1983, and Run's older brother, Russell "Rush" Simmons, signed Run-D. Show more ...
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