Mary Jane

Album: Come Get It! (1978)
Charted: 41
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  • Rick James' song "Marry Jane" is not an ode to a sexy woman, but rather a love song to marijuana, something D'Angelo did years later on his song "Brown Sugar." >>
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    Nikki - Chicago, IL
  • James wrote the song with his keyboard player Billy Nunn. It was his second single as a solo artist, his first being the album's title track.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 22, 1978, Rick James performed "Mary Jane" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    Three months later on October 29th the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at #83; just under nine weeks later it would peak at #41 {for 1 week} and it spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1978 and 1985 he had eleven records on the Hot Top 100 chart;
    He had more success on the Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart; between 1978 and 2006 he charted twenty-eight times, twelve made the Top 10 with four reaching #1, "You and I' for 2 weeks in 1978, "Give It To Me Baby" for 5 weeks in 1981, "Cold Blooded" for 6 weeks in 1983, and "Loosey's Rap" {featuring Roxanne Shanté) for 1 week in 1988...
    Rick James, born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr., passed away at the young age of 56 on August 6th, 2004...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Kitrik from Edmonton, Aba comment to the commentor, You said Mary Jane " was his second single as a solo artist, his first being the album's title track " The album was titled " Come get it " and I dont recall a song called " Come get It" but I do remember his first release being a song called " You and I" ..... no?
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