Girlfriend

Album: Pebbles (1987)
Charted: 8 5
  • For the fashion-forward woman with Jesus in her heart, the artist formerly known as Pebbles offers various "Jesus, I'm Saved" clothing at sisterperri.com.

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 28, 1988, Pebbles performed "Girlfriend" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time "Girlfriend" was at #53 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 and working it's way DOWN the chart; five weeks earlier it had peaked at #5 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the Top 100 for 20 weeks...
    And on the same 'Bandstand' show she also performed "Mercedes Boys, it was at #34 on Hot Top 100 and working it's way UP the chart; six weeks later it would peak at #2* {for 2 weeks} and it spent 18 weeks on the Top 100...
    And both songs peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart; "Girlfriend" for 2 weeks on April 14th, 1988 and "Mercedes Boy" for 1 week on May 15th, 1988...
    Pebbles, born Perri Arlette McKissack, will celebrate her 53rd birthday in three months on August 29th {2017}...
    * The two weeks "Mercedes Boy" was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "The Flame" by Cheap Trick.
  • Keith from Philadelphia, PaThis song was given to Vanessa Williams first she even recorded it, but for some reason it was given to Pebbles.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiThis song reminds me of a late friend of mine,named Mary Allman,her ex-fiancee cheated on her.I believe.Before she died She gave back his ring,and she bought a dress to the CMH dance.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

American Hits With Foreign Titles

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?

Yoko Ono

Yoko OnoSongwriter Interviews

At 80 years old, Yoko has 10 #1 Dance hits. She discusses some of her songs and explains what inspired John Lennon's return to music in 1980.

Dan Reed

Dan ReedSongwriter Interviews

Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.

Does Jimmy Page Worship The Devil? A Look at Satanism in Rock

Does Jimmy Page Worship The Devil? A Look at Satanism in RockSong Writing

We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.

George Clinton

George ClintonSongwriter Interviews

When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.

Dr. John

Dr. JohnSongwriter Interviews

The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.