Honey
by Moby

Album: Play (1999)
Charted: 17
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  • This was released as the first single from American electronic artist Moby's sixth studio album, Play. In the US the song got played a few times on radio, then disappeared. In the UK it did better peaking at #33.
  • This samples a recording by American folklorist Alan Lomax of "Sometimes" by the blues artist Bessie Jones. Moby recalled to Rolling Stone: "My friend Dimitri Ehrlich, who is a music journalist here in New York, got this Alan Lomax box set. He had listened to it and wasn't that interested in it and he gave it to me, and I heard all those great a cappellas. I wrote 'Honey' in about 10 minutes. My girlfriend at the time really liked it. And that surprised me because she didn't really like my music."
  • After Play had become a commercial hit a re-mix of this song by Fafu, featuring new vocals by Kelis was released as a double a-side, along with a re-issue of "Why Does My Heart feel Bad?." This time it peaked at #17 in the UK.
  • This song featured in the 2003 movie Holes.
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