Sittin' Up in My Room

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"Sittin' Up in My Room"
Single by Brandy
from the album
Waiting to Exhale soundtrack
Released December 12, 1995
Format CD single, maxi single
Recorded 1995
Genre R&B, hip hop soul, funk
Length 4:52 (album version)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Producer(s) Babyface
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Brandy singles chronology
"Sittin' Up in My Room"
"Missing You"

"Sittin' Up in My Room" is a song by American recording artist Brandy Norwood. It was written and produced by Babyface and recorded by Norwood for the soundtrack of the 1995 motion picture Waiting to Exhale, starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. The track was one out of five singles the album spawned and reached number-two on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Norwood's most successful single on particular chart up to that point. It is of note that the characteristic bass intro is a replica of the famous riff performed by bassist Larry Graham, of Sly and the Family Stone, on their hit "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".[1]

"Sittin' Up in My Room" was performed on several television and award show ceremonies, such as Late Show with David Letterman, the 23rd Annual American Music Awards, the 1996 Soul Train Awards and the 39th Annual Grammy Awards. In the video, Brandy is swimming in thoughts of a guy, keeping herself penned up in a very trippy retro, cartoonish room after her friend told her that her love interest is joining the party, which is going on downstairs. Actor Donald Faison played her love interest in this music video, directed by Hype Williams.

Track listings[edit]

US CD single #1
  1. "Sittin' Up in My Room" (Album Version) – 4:52
  2. "My Love, Sweet Love" (by Patti LaBelle) – 4:21
US CD single #2
  1. "Sittin' Up in My Room" (Doug Rasheed remix) – 3:53
  2. "Sittin' Up in My Room" (Album Version) – 4:52
US maxi single
  1. "Sittin' Up in My Room" (Doug Rasheed remix)
  2. "Sittin' Up in My Room" (Doug Rasheed hip hop remix)
  3. "Sittin' Up in My Room" (Doug Rasheed instrumental)
  4. "Sittin' Up in My Room" (Doug Rasheed hip hop instrumental)
  5. "Sittin' Up in My Room" (album version)
Japanese mini CD
  1. "Sittin' Up in My Room"
  2. "My Love, Sweet Love" (performed by Patti Labelle)


Cover versions[edit]

In 1997, jazz fusion/contemporary jazz group Pieces of a Dream offered their take on the album Pieces.[8]


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