Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch

THIS DAY IN MUSIC…………………………………..on October 6th of 1991 Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch occupy #1 on Billboards Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart with “Good Vibrations”. Marky Mark is Mark Wahlberg, who has acted in the movies Boogie Nights, Three Kings, and Planet Of The Apes. Before he was an actor, he released two rap albums. This is his first single and by far his biggest hit. Rumor has it that Wahlberg gets very upset if you even mention to him his days as a rap singer or the nickname “Marky Mark.” Wahlberg was an original member of New Kids on the Block. He quit after a few months, but his older brother, Donnie, stayed with the group. Wahlberg’s brother Donnie produced the album and helped him write this. Donnie was considered a member of The Funky Bunch. This samples “Love Sensation,” a 1980 song by the disco singer Loleatta Holloway, who sings on this with Marky Mark. Dan Hartman received royalties from “Good Vibrations” because he wrote “Love Sensation.” Hartman had a hit in 1984 with “I Can Dream About You.” He died of a brain tumor in 1994. “Love Sensation” was also sampled in 1991 by Black Box for their song “Ride On Time.” While the song was very popular for its anti-drug message in a rap lyric, its success is often undermined by the much-maligned line where Wahlberg proudly declares that he’s “anti-DRUGGIE.” Actress Traci Bingham is in the video. She went on to join the cast of Baywatch in 1996. The song was also a Top 20 hit in the UK where it peaked at #14.