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"Motownphilly" is Boyz II Men's 1991 debut single for their debut album Cooleyhighharmony. The single was a success peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Michael Bivins, who co-wrote the song, provides a guest rap during the bridge. The video for the song was filmed in various locations in Philadelphia, the group's home city in December 1990. Two new jack swing groups, Another Bad Creation and Bell Biv DeVoe (of which Bivins was a member), are mentioned in the first verse: "Boyz II Men, ABC, BBD, the East Coast Family. " Both groups appear briefly in the video, as does Sudden Impact, a short-lived, all-white R&B group organized by Bivins. The song title etymology involves a combination of two of the group's main musical influences: 1960s Motown and 1970s Philly soul. The song was featured during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, as the convention took place in Philadelphia, the city that the song is named for. The song was featured in the 1991 Full House episode "Gotta Dance". It was also featured in a 2013 episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, "The Gang Gets Quarantined", in which the main characters repeatedly rehearse an acapella version of the song in order to try to win a spot opening for Boyz II Men in concert while an influenza epidemic is sweeping the city of Philadelphia. Kids Incorporated covered "Mowtownphilly" in 1992 in the Season 8 episode "The Commercial". The song made an appearance twice on the show Hangin' with Mr. Cooper: Season 1 episode, Pilot, and Season 4 episode, Talent Show. It is also a featured song in video game radio station CSR on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004). 


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Boyz II Men

Motownphilly's back again
Doin' a little east coast fling
Boyz II Men going off
Not too hard, not too soft

It's long overdue but now
Philly is slammin'
Boyz II Men, ABC, BBD
The east coast family

Never skipped a beat, na
While cooling on South street
Jet black Benz, plenty of friends
And all the Philly steaks you could eat

Back in school we used to dream about this everyday
Could it really happen?
Or do dreams fade away?
Then we started singing them
They said it sounded smooth
So we started a group and here we are
Kickin' it just for you

Motownphilly's back again
Doin' a little east coast fling
Boyz II Men going off
Not too hard, not too soft

The spotlight is on us now
Watch us do this
Da da, daaa da da, da da da da da da

Live and direct from Philly town
Rap and hype and we can get down
We are ready to roll
So now the world will know that we were

Back in school we used to dream about this everyday
Could it really happen?
Or do dreams fade away?
Then we started singing them
They said it sounded smooth
So we started a group and here we are
Kickin' it just for you

Motownphilly's back again
Doin' a little east coast fling
Boyz II Men going off
Not too hard, not too soft

Doom doom doom da da, doom doom doom da da
Da di da di da da, da da, daa daa daa
Doom doom doom da da, doom doom doom da da
Da di da di da da, da da, daa daa daa

Motownphilly's back again
Doin' a little east coast fling
Boyz II Men going off
Not too hard, not too soft

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Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are the most successful R&B group of all time, having sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Currently the group is a trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. In the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet, but original member and bass singer Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to health issues. The quartet won four Grammy Awards, and the trio was nominated for two Grammys in 2009. more »

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Written by: DALLAS AUSTIN, SHAWN STOCKMAN, NATHAN B MORRIS, MICHAEL BIVENS

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