This in one of several tracks on Mr Wonderful that finds Action Bronson forgoing rapping in favor of singing. "My favorite track to record on the entire album would be' City Boy Blues' because I'm not rapping," the Queens rapper told MTV News. "I gave a shot at singing some Stevie Ray Vaughan, mixed with Jim Morrison - I dunno where these vocals came from but I gave it a shot."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.