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Album: Wild Seed -- Wild Flower (1995)
Charted: 41 4

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by the songwriters Milton Davis and William DuVall. It was one of the few tracks on the album that Farris didn't write, but it was a huge hit. In 1995, Top 40 radio was fragmented because popular songs tended to have either an "alternative" or grunge sound, or were more hip-hop/R&B. That wasn't the case with this track: it's a pure pop song, and Top 40 radio stations played it like crazy. It remains the only hit for Farris as a solo artist.
  • Farris sang on three tracks from the first Arrested Development album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of..., including the hit "Tennessee." Speech, who is the lead vocalist from Arrested Development and their primary songwriter, says: "What I love about Dionne is she's such a small girl, but her voice has a big, black woman voice to it. I just love it. It's just a very strong presence in her voice." (Check out our full interview with Speech.)
  • William DuVall, who co-wrote this song, was a singer in various Hardcore bands. In 2007, he joined Alice in Chains as lead singer, replacing Layne Staley, who died in 2002.

Comments: 1

  • Michael from Modesto, CaA fantastic song in many aspects. Great to listen to, sing along with, and play. Great melody and chord progression. Vocally 'nailed it'.
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