|Single by Arrested Development|
|from the album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...|
|Format||7-inch single, 12-inch single, CD, Vinyl|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, R&B|
|Arrested Development singles chronology|
In the United States, the song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 500,000 copies and earning a gold certification. Additionally, it peaked within the top ten on the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The song was written about the plight of the homeless and encourages people not to ignore them just because of their status or how they look, instead to learn from their non-materialistic lifestyles.
The song's music video was directed by Keith Ward.
Charts and sales
|Canada Dance (RPM)||1|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||34|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||31|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||42|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||2|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||4|
|US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||6|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||27|
|US Billboard Hot Rap Singles||4|
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||6|
|US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40||5|
|US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream||10|
- "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "American certifications – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal". Recording Industry Association of America.
- "Australian-charts.com – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- Canadian Dance peak
- Canadian Top Singles peak
- "Lescharts.com – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution" (in French). Les classement single.
- "Offiziellecharts.de – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution". GfK Entertainment Charts.
- Search for Irish peaks
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Charts.org.nz – Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal / Revolution". Top 40 Singles.
- "The Real Thing", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)