Save The Best For Last

Album: The Comfort Zone (1991)
Charted: 3 1

Songfacts®:

  • This elegant love song is a tale of unrequited love that comes together in the end. The message of the song is that life is full of unexpected events that often lead to what's ultimately for the best. For Vanessa Williams, the song had special meaning as she recovered from a scandal where she was stripped of her Miss America crown when nude pictures of her surfaced. Williams became a very successful singer and actress, overshadowing the scandal with her talents.
  • This was written by the songwriting team of Jon Lind, Wendy Waldman and Phil Galdston. According to an interview with the writers in Songwriter Universe magazine, Lind and Galdston wrote the song with bitter and ironic lyrics, which Waldman changed to make it an uplifting song. The song was not intended for Williams, and the artists they shopped it to turned it down, but when Vanessa Williams heard the demo, she told her record company that it was the song she'd been waiting for her whole life - the song was her whole story.
  • This topped the Hot 100 for five weeks and was named by the ASCAP as its Song of the Year for 1992, meaning it was performed more than any other song in that year.
  • Other countries where this topped the charts include Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.

Comments: 4

  • Mary Grace Jabagat Agan from Kuwait Is this a good song for lovers?
  • Staci Duckett from Atlanta Georgiavanessa williams she is beautiful and talented
  • Michael from Vienna (austria)I have always loved this song, both for its sweet melody and its lyrics - and of course Williams' great performance! You don't have to be Vanessa Williams to make the experience that often in life in the end it turns out for what is ultimately the best.
    I heard it for the first during the credits for the wonderful Australian drag comedy "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" untill the final joke with the love doll having landed in a Japanese monastery. The soundtrack of the film saved the best song for last indeed.
  • K from Miami, FlVanessa does a good job with this song; She brings it to life.
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