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"Yah Mo B There" is an R&B song by James Ingram and Michael McDonald. It was written by Ingram, McDonald, Rod Temperton, and producer Quincy Jones. The song originally appeared on Ingram's 1983 album It's Your Night, released on Jones' Qwest Records label. It was released as a single in late 1983, peaking at #19 on the U.S. charts in 1984, and #12 on the UK charts in 1985, and has subsequently appeared on several of Ingram and McDonald's greatest hits albums as well as various 1980s compilation albums. The performance earned the duo a 1985 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It was one of a series of very successful duets involving Ingram. Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... This article is about the musical composition. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952, in St. ... Rod Temperton is a British musician and songwriter. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Qwest Records is the record label started by Quincy Jones in 1982. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... For a list of albums known simply as Greatest Hits, see List of albums titled Greatest Hits. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... Duet may refer to: Duet, musical form Duet, Fox sitcom This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


According to the liner notes on Michael McDonald's greatest hits, the original title and chorus was "Yahweh be there," but they felt that the explicitly religious theme would affect its hit potential so they changed it to "Yah Mo" and let the listeners interpret the meaning for themselves. Liner notes are the booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or any sound recording container. ... For other uses, see Yahweh (disambiguation). ...


Pop culture references

In the internet television series, Yacht Rock, James Ingram and Michael McDonald wrote this song after misinterpreting Kenny Loggins say "I'll be there" while eating an apple and talking on a cell phone. Cover of Loggins & Messinas 1973 album Full Sail. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Several people bear the name Michael McDonald: Michael McDonald is an American blue-eyed soul singer. ... Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948 in Everett, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter best known for a number of soft rock and adult contemporary hit singles beginning in the 1970s. ...


The song was also referred to in the 2005 film The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The main characters work in an electronics store in which a Michael McDonald concert DVD has constantly been playing on the TVs for two years. A salesman, David (played by Paul Rudd), has developed an intense hatred for the DVD and tells the manager: The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 comedy film, written by Judd Apatow and co-written by Steve Carell, though it featured a great deal of improvised dialogue. ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American film, television, and stage actor. ...

I would rather listen to Fran Drescher for eight hours than have to listen to Michael McDonald. Nothing against him, but if I hear "Yah Mo B There" one more time, I'm going to "yah mo burn" this place to the ground!

Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress. ...

Controversy

Recently, during his solo tour, McDonald did not play "Yah Mo B There" as a song during the concert. At the end, when the audience realised that it was not going to be played, they chanted that they would "Yah Mo Burn the Stadium to the ground". This article is about the building type. ...


 
 

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