This song got Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians a spot in VH1's Greatest One-Hit Wonders
, even though their second single, "Circle
," was a minor hit, going to #48 in America. The band's next album, Ghost Of A Dog
in 1990, got little attention, and they went on a long hiatus. Brickell released a solo album in 1994 and raised a family; the group reconvened in 1998 to record new songs for a greatest hits compilation, and released albums in 2006, 2018, and 2021. Remarkably, the same five members who performed on "What I Am" were still with the band in the 2020s.