Something in Common

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"Something in Common"
Single by Bobby Brown featuring Whitney Houston
from the album Bobby
Released December 7, 1993 (USA)
Format CD single, Cassette single, 7" single
Recorded 1992
NJS Future Records
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)[1]
Genre R&B, hip hop, new jack swing
Length 4:59
4:23 (Single Mix)
3:43 (Radio Edit)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Teddy Riley, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bernard Belle, Mark Middleton, Alfred Rosemond
Producer(s) Teddy Riley
Bobby Brown singles chronology
"That's the Way Love Is"
"Something in Common"
"Two Can Play That Game"
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"Queen of the Night"
"Something in Common"
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"
Music video
"Something in Common" on YouTube

"Something in Common" is a song by singers Bobby Brown and then-wife Whitney Houston that was featured on Brown's 1992 album Bobby. The single version was re-recorded in 1993 and also available on Brown's 1993 compilation album, Remixes in the Key of B. It stands as the couple's first musical collaboration and the only one released as a single. The song examines two unlikely people coming together as they find "something in common."

Chart history[edit]

The song was released as a single in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 16. Although the song and its music video received moderate rotation in the U.S., it was not released as a single.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Something in Common" (radio edit)
  2. Original album version –4:59
  3. Extended vocal version –6:55
  4. Quiet Storm version –4:38
  5. Dub version –6:28
  6. LA Reid remix –6:46
  7. Second LA Reid remix –7:00


Chart (1993) Peak
Germany (Media Control Charts) 58
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[2] 40
New Zealand (RIANZ)[3] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[4] 41
U.K (UK Singles Chart)[5] 16


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