Mark Morrison’s classic club “Return the Mack” has been a staple at backyard cookouts since its release on March 18, 1996. On its 22nd anniversary, fans on Twitter celebrated the song’s birthday and how it makes them feel whenever the song comes on.
"Return the Mack" is the ultimate brush-your-shoulders-f anthem. On the infectious song, anchored by the Tom Tom Club "Genius Love" sample, Morrison is telling his deceptive lover that she has broke his heart with her lies and cheating ways.
"You lied to me / Even though you know I'd die for you / You lied to me / Yes I cried, yes I cri-i-ied," he sings.
Later in the song, Morrison announces that he's back on the scene and his mack game is still strong. "So, I'm back up in the game (hustling sound) / Running things to keep my swing (whole night long) / Letting all the people know / That I'm back to run the show," he croons.
The birthday celebration was kicked f by the man himself, Mark Morrison. The U.K. singer went on his Instagram page to celebrate the 22nd birthday his mackadoshis anthem. From there, folks on Twitter posted their thoughts on the classic tune.
"Happy Birthday to the song that changed black cookouts forever!!!!! Return the Mack turns 22!" tweeted one fan, while another person wrote, "Return the Mack is a legendary song. My mom used to play that on Saturday morning to clean up and ima do the same with] my kids."
Check out fans' reactions from Twitter below.