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The song is about a guy who gets caught cheating on his girl, but denies it even though he is clearly guilty. It was inspired by a comedy routine Eddie Murphy performed in his movie Raw. Murphy said that no matter what your girl accuses you of, never admit to anything, just say "It Wasn't Me."
This features Rikrok, whose real name is Ricardo Ducent, singing most of the lyrics. Shaggy sings the refrain "It Wasn't Me." Shaggy helped out Rikrok by working with him on his first solo album.
Shaggy said this is not about him, it is just a bunch of hypothetical situations he came up with.
This wasn't supposed to be a single, but it became a hit in Hawaii when it was downloaded and played by a disc jockey on Honolulu station KIKI before the album was released. This convinced the record company to release it as a single.
This samples the 1975 track "Smile Happy" from the band War.
This was the #1 selling album of 2001, selling 5.5 million copies. In England, it was the top-selling single of 2001.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.