from the album Poison (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #3 (three weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 16
Today's song of the day comes from Bell Biv Devoe, the pop/hip-hop spinoff act from New Edition who scored a massive pop and R&B hit in summer of 1990 with "Poison". The second single from their first album together was the salacious "Do Me!". Written by the trio's Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe along with producer Carl Bourelly, it would be nothing like what they would record with the Edition, and again set them apart in the changing musical landscape of the early 90's. The lyrics may be all libido (and pretty much statutory with the "Backstage, underage, adolescent..." verse), but how can you argue with "smack it up, flip it, rub it down"?
"Do Me?" became Bell Biv Devoe's second top-10 pop hit (and last as a lead artist) in September of 1990. The song also climbed to #4 on Billboard's R&B chart, while the 12" remixes helped it go to #6 on the Dance Club Play chart. Internationally, the single made the top ten in New Zealand at #8, while it was a minor hit in the UK (#56) and Australia (#60).
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Here's the extended Mentality Hip-Hop remix that sent the song into the top ten on the dance chart...
...and on Arsenio Hall promoting the single...
Up tomorrow: Big-pantsed rapper is searching for a woman.