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
Dionne Farris singles chronology
"I Know"
"Don't Ever Touch Me Again"

"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). 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.[1]

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"


Peak positions[edit]

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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 11


  1. ^ Judy McCreary (writer); Frederick King Keller (director) (1995-10-19). "The Highest Bidder". New York Undercover. Season 2. Episode 8. FOX.
  2. ^ a b c d "I Know", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved May 17, 2009)
  3. ^ "I Know", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved May 17, 2009)
  4. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved May 17, 2009)
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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