What's So Different?

Album: 100% Ginuwine (1999)
Charted: 10 49
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a girl who is cheating on her boyfriend for Ginuwine, but he is concerned that if she is being unfaithful on her man will she also cheat on him?
  • Timbaland's production on 100% Ginuwine contained some curious samples, including borrowing Godzilla's roar for this song. Ginuwine recalled to Billboard magazine: "I was like 'What the hell is this? What the hell is he doing?' But then I understood it. He was trying to be a leader by experimenting and doing things that put him on a different level than other producers."

    "It's the same thing he was doing on [Aaliyah's 1998 single] 'Are You That Somebody?' with the baby crying or the frog sounding thing back on 'Pony,'" he added. "For him to be able to do that and be successful speaks volumes. He's definitely one of the best to ever do it."
  • Ginuwine told Billboard magazine that Timbaland not only provided the instrumentation for this song, but also pushed him into writing the lyrics. "Timbaland told me to go in there and write to that song and I honestly didn't feel like I could do it. But I realized years later that he was pushing me to be a better writer and not to quit just because you don't think something will happen."

    "If you think about it, that's a hard song to write to," he continued. "He's got Godzilla roarin' in the background. So he was testing me. After I did it, he was like 'Yo, you really made a good song, man. That was amazing.'"
  • This also samples The Monkees' 1968 single "Valleri."

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