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Pebbles – Mercedes Boy (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 14th, 2017


“Mercedes Boy” is a song by American singer Pebbles from her 1987 self-titled debut studio album. The song was written by Pebbles and produced by Charlie Wilson, with additional production from Pebbles. “Mercedes Boy” was released as the album’s second single on March 7, 1988, by MCA Records.

In the United States, “Mercedes Boy” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, behind Cheap Trick’s “The Flame”, number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, and number two for two weeks on the Dance Club songs chart.

Mercedes Boy (Extended Version) 7:20

Mercedes Boy (Radio Edit) 5:10
Mercedes Boy (Instrumental) 4:11
Mercedes Boy (Dub) 7:29
Edited By – Steve Beltran
Mercedes Boy (Bonus Beats) 3:39

VINYL: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Mercedes Boy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1988 Mercedes Boy U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #1
1988 Mercedes Boy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2


Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23838
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Synth-pop

Executive Producer – George L. Smith
Producer – Charlie Wilson, Pebbles
Producer [Additional Production] – Jeff Lorber, Louil Silas, Jr.*
Remix – Keith Cohen, Peter Arata
Supervised By, Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*
Written-By – Pebbles


Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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17 Responses to “Pebbles – Mercedes Boy (US 12″)”

  1. Marcello Says:

    Paul, this single is great, I really liked it! Thanks! One day if possible and of course if you have Nia Peeples’ 12″ single – I Know How (To Make You Love Me), would you post it to us !?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Marcello 🙂


  2. Song_and_Dance Says:

    I don´t recall Mercedes Boy being a hit over here. I´ve only known it from a Ben Liebrand Grand Mix. I liked it then and I like it now. Nice and funky song, sort of Paula Abdul-ish. I look forward to listening to the dub mix.

    Nice one, Paul. Thanks.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song_and_Dance. Pebbles was pretty big in the US for a couple of years great debut album which also included the hit “Girlfriend”. 🙂


  3. Fred Says:

    Thanks for the rip, Paul! Pebbles had a few great hits in the US back in the day. It’s too bad many of them sounded so similar. Most of her mixes always had great intros, outs, and breaks. For those of you unfamiliar with Pebbles, check out her Wikipedia or Google around to read about her professional and personal relationships.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Fred I knew this one was on your request list 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    Such a nice flash-back, Paul. I used to love hearing this on the radio and on the mix shows too. Like Song_and_Dance said up above, kinda Paul Abdul-ish. I very excited to be hearing the dub for the first time. As you know, it’s so thrilling because you give us all the versions which, sometimes, we never hear again. You really support the integrity of the 12-inch with all its mixes.

    Many thanks,



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I remember hearing this one and her debut single “Girlfriend” mixed into a lot of DJ sets at a club I used to frequent called The Max when I first moved to Tulsa about 1987 they used to speed it up so it would beat mix into the next song. So much fun 🙂


  5. Dj Patomite Says:



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dj Patomite 🙂


  6. DJVeteran Says:

    This was one of my most requested dance singles from that year and had it stolen from me along with about 40 other singles when I did an overseas tour. Found a copy of this not too long ago but couldn’t get it as clean as this one.

    Thanks for a great memory.


  7. David G Says:

    “Mercedes Boy” was one of my very favorite songs from the latter half of the 1980s! I had hoped that Pebbles would become the next Madonna, because she certainly had the singing and songwriting talent for it, but she didn’t catch on the same way, which was a shame.

    So glad you did this rip! I ripped my 12″ single of this back about 15 years ago, but my single wasn’t in great shape after about 1000 plays, so your rip sounds fantastic! Thanks!


  8. Kaex Says:


    umm sir she is unavailable…



  9. Patrick Hannan Says:

    was this one used in a movie, ‘Licence To Drive’ great post

    Thank You



  10. miran0019 Says:

    Thanks, Paul. Always enjoyed me some Pebbles back in the day, although she didn’t seem to catch on as much in Canada as the States. Too bad she didn’t release more albums.


  11. musicdivaSF Says:

    You’re like a mind reader Dj PaulT.. lol! I was just listening to a bad rip of this from where I found it, I don’t know. And viola! This post sure made my evening. Amazing, amazing!! Thank you kind sir for this one. 🙂


  12. tony Says:

    THANKS Paul! I always loved Pebble, wish she had more than a handful hits.


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