Throwback Thursday ‘In My Pocket’ by Mandy Moore (2001)
Way before Mandy Moore was making us all cry as Rebecca on This Is Us, she was making us all dance as a singer!
Mandy's most memorable song is probably "Candy," but she did have a bunch of other great songs even if they don't get the credit they deserve. One of which is "In My Pocket".
"In My Pocket" was the lead single for Mandy Moore's third album cleverly titled, Mandy Moore.
This album was supposed to show Mandy Moore's more mature side. She was growing up. She's not just "Candy" anymore.
"In My Pocket" was co-written by Emilio Estefan. Ya, Gloria Estefan's husband, and longtime music legend!
The song is described as a mix of techno and pop with a Middle Eastern influence.
"In My Pocket" wasn't a huge success on the charts in the US, in fact, it just missed the Billboard Hot 100, but still charted in the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at #2. Wikipedia states, "It performed modestly on CHR radio (the format in which Moore received most of her airplay), peaking at number 20 in Radio & Records. The song also peaked at number twenty-one on the Pop 100 charts, where it stayed for nine weeks. To date, "In My Pocket" has sold 11,000 physical copies and 210,000 paid digital downloads according to Nielsen Soundscan. The song performed fairly well internationally in countries like Australia, where it reached number 11"
The music video was directed by Matthew Rolston who had previously worked with Backstreet Boys and Janet Jackson. The video shows Mandy in a Middle Eastern-themed nightclub with flame throwers and belly dancers.
According to Wikipedia, the music video gained some traction, "The music video premiered on MTV TRL on April 20, 2001, and achieved a peak position on number 2 on TRL. In November 2009, Epic Records released the video on Moore's Vevo account. As of April 10, 2019, the video has 3,364,961 views."
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