The Real Mary Jane Girls
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The Real Mary Jane Girls

El Segundo, California, United States | SELF

El Segundo, California, United States | SELF
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Mary Jane Girls- 1983- Gold
Top 20 singles- All Night Long, Candy Man, Boys and Jealousy.

Only Four You- 1985- Platinum
Top 20 singles- In My House, Wild and Crazy Love, Shadow Lover.

The Very best of the Mary Jane Girls- 1995
The Best of the Mary Jane Girls- 2005



In 2010, original members Maxi and Cheri reunited and put out calls to other members to possibly reunite as the Mary Jane Girls. After McDuffie and Marine declined to return, Maxi and Cheri made a decision to recruit two new MJG's and carry on the Mary Jane Girls legacy. After a hugely successful show at the Art Laboe Summer Jam in Palm Springs in June 2010, Maxi and Cheri decided to take their show on the road.
The Mary Jane Girls were known for their hit songs, "All Night Long" and "In My House". The group consisted of four female members, Joanne "JoJo" McDuffie, Candice "Candi" Ghant, Kimberly "Maxi" Wuletich, and Cheryl "Cheri" Bailey; stage name Cheri Wells. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1983 and yielded the group their first R&B hits: "Candy Man," "All Night Long", and "Boys". The group released their second album, Only Four You, in 1985, with Yvette "Corvette" Marine replacing Cheri Wells. The lead single, "In My House," became the group's biggest hit. The song peaked at #3 on the R&B chart and, soon after, crossed over to the Hot 100 chart, where it reached #7 and spent 12 weeks in the Top 40. To date, this is the Mary Jane Girls' only Top 40 hit in the U.S. It also charted on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, where the song went to #1 for two weeks in April 1985. "Wild and Crazy Love" was the second single from this album and it also fared well on the R&B (#10) and dance charts (#3). It barely missed the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #42. The last single, "Break It Up," only reached #79 on the R&B chart and did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at all. The group covered the Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons hit, "Walk Like a Man," which was included on the soundtrack of the 1986 film A Fine Mess. The Girls' next single, "Shadow Lover," was released in the spring of 1986. The group officially broke up in 1987.