Faded (soulDecision song)

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"Faded"
Single by soulDecision featuring Thrust
from the album No One Does It Better
Released March 21, 2000
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Funk pop
Length 3:34
Label MGM
Producer(s) Trevor Guthrie
soulDecision featuring Thrust singles chronology
"Faded"
(2000)
"Ooh It's Kinda Crazy"
(2000)

"Faded" is a pop song and international debut single by Canadian boy band soulDecision. It incorporates soul, 1980s pop music and hip hop. The song was written by Adam Stillman, who described the song as "being intoxicated and letting one's object of affection know how you feel." The song was very successful, reaching #1 in Canada [1] and being nominated for song of the year at 2001 Juno Awards.

Versions[edit]

The song has three versions: one with the beginning lyrics "When I get you all alone, I'm gonna take off all your clothes"; an edited version with "When I get you all alone, I'm gonna move in nice and close"; and a third version featuring a verse by rapper Thrust.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in Vancouver in an apartment building having various rooms. One room was a house party, another of the band performing in an all white room, and another of the band singing together. The video was released in 1999 in Canada and then internationally in 2000. The video reached the #4 spot on MTV's TRL and #5 on MuchMusic Countdown.

Track listing[edit]

US Single [1]

  1. Faded (Radio Version) 3:28
  2. Faded (22 Green Club Mix Radio Edit) 3:29

Canada Maxi-CD [2]

  1. Faded (Radio Version) 3:28 Rap [Featuring] - Thrust
  2. Faded (Album Version) 3:29
  3. Faded (22 Green Club Mix Radio Edit) 3:29

Canada Vinyl, 12", Promo [3]

  • A1 Faded (Album Version] 3:29
  • A2 Faded (Morning Sun Dubly) 7:15
  • B1 Faded (22 Green Club Mix) 9:05
  • B2 Faded (22 Green Club Mix Radio Edit) 3:29

"22 Green" and "Morning Sun Dubly" remixes were reproduced and mixed by Mark Ryan.

Chart performance[edit]

The single proved successful in the United States as well, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was the biggest hit internationally for soulDecision's and the biggest hit of the band's lifespan. It peaked at #23 in Australia on 21 January 2001.

End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 19, March 13, 2000". RPM. March 13, 2000. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31.