“Pony” was Ginuwine’s debut single. The Timbaland-produced song came out in 1996 and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, going platinum and remaining one of the singer’s best known hits. More recently, the song was used in the movie Magic Mike and sampled on Rihanna’s latest album for the song “Jump.”
But even after all these years, the conversation about “Pony” continues. See, back in 1996 there was no YouTube, and conversation about music was mostly dictated by journalists and critics. Regular citizens were restricted to talking with friends or mumbling to themselves while they read magazines that were printed on actual paper. There was no platform for true music lovers to speak their minds, and so for almost two decades, people have been holding in their ideas about Ginuwine’s “Pony.”
We stopped by the “Pony” YouTube page and noticed that there was still a lot to say—valuable insight into how the song made people feel, how they discovered it, and what it means to them. In this installation of Revisiting Classics on YouTube (the first installation, possibly the last) we take a look at the comments section on Ginuwine’s “Pony” video.