I Know (Dionne Farris song)

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"I Know"
Single by Dionne Farris
from the album Wild Seed, Wild Flower
B-side "Don't Ever Touch Me (Again)"
Released 1995
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock, R&B
Length 3:47
Label Columbia
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Dionne Farris singles chronology
"I Know"
(1995)
"Don't Ever Touch Me Again"
(1995)

"I Know" is a 1995 song recorded by American R&B singer Dionne Farris. It was the first single from her debut album Wild Seed, Wild Flower and was released in March 1995. It was a hit in her native U.S. (#4 on the Billboard Hot 100), and also achieved moderate success in New Zealand and Europe. Radio & Records magazine ranked "I Know" as the number-one most played song on mainstream Top 40/CHR radio stations for 1995 and spent 10 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart (April 1–June 3, 1995). Overall, it spent 29 weeks in the Top 40.[1] It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1996.

In October 1995, the song was featured prominently in the opening scene of "The Highest Bidder", a second season episode of the Fox police drama television series New York Undercover.[2]

Track listings[edit]

7" single / CD single
  1. "I Know" – 3:47
  2. "Don't Ever Touch Me (Again)" (single version) – 4:02
US CD Maxi Single
  1. "I Know" (single edit) – 3:25
  2. "People" – 4:45
  3. "I Know" (NY reprise mix) – 3:49
  4. "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" – 4:39
  5. "I Know" (acoustic roots - extended edit) – 5:03
CD maxi
  1. "I Know" (radio version)
  2. "I Know" (NY reprise mix)
  3. "I Know" (acoustic roots extended mix)
  4. "People"

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 16
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 26
German Singles Chart[3] 59
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[3] 10
UK Singles Chart[4] 41
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[5] 2
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[5] 33
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mann, Brent (2003). 99 Red Balloons: And 100 All-time One-Hit Wonders. Citadel Press. p. 80. ISBN 9780806525167. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Judy McCreary (writer); Frederick King Keller (director) (1995-10-19). "The Highest Bidder". New York Undercover. Season 2. Episode 8. FOX.
  3. ^ a b c d "I Know", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved May 17, 2009)
  4. ^ "I Know", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved May 17, 2009)
  5. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved May 17, 2009)
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2014-06-27. 

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