The Sweetest Days

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The Sweetest Days
Studio album by Vanessa Williams
Released December 6, 1994
Recorded January 1993—October 1994
Genre Pop, jazz
Length 52:08
Label Wing / Mercury
Producer Babyface, J Dibbs, Keith Thomas, Gerry Brown, Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams chronology
The Comfort Zone
(1991)
The Sweetest Days (1994) Star Bright
(1996)
Singles from The Sweetest Days
  1. "The Sweetest Days"
    Released: October 18, 1994
  2. "The Way That You Love"
    Released: January 24, 1995
  3. "Colors of the Wind"
    Released: April 25, 1995
  4. "You Can't Run"
    Released: July 17, 1995
  5. "Higher Ground"
    Released: October 10, 1995
  6. "Betcha Never"
    Released: January 30, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Sweetest Days is Vanessa L. Williams's third album released in 1994 is a more varied, diverse album than her previous albums. Includes the hit singles, "You Can't Run", "Betcha Never", "The Way That You Love" and the title track. The album peaked at #57 on the U.S. Pop chart and at #25 on the R&B chart, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro-Lude"   Gerry Brown, Jermaine Dupri, Nick Moroch, Malik Taylor   0:55
2. "The Way That You Love"   Abenaa, J. Dibbs J. Dibbs 4:48
3. "Betcha Never"   Babyface Babyface 3:55
4. "The Sweetest Days"   Phil Galdston, Jon Lind, Wendy Waldman Keith Thomas 3:31
5. "Higher Ground"   Steve Dorff, George Gree G. Brown, Vanessa Williams 4:19
6. "You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry"   Patti Austin G. Brown, V. Williams 4:10
7. "Ellamental"   Laythan Armor, Bunny Hull G. Brown, V. Williams 6:06
8. "Sister Moon"   Sting G. Brown, V. Williams 5:28
9. "You Can't Run"   Babyface Babyface 4:27
10. "Moonlight Over Paris"   Roger Guth, James Mayer, Peter Mayer G. Brown, V. Williams 5:07
11. "Constantly"   James Van Heusen, Donald Robinson G. Brown, V. Williams 5:04
12. "Long Way Home"   Eric Carmen, Phil Galdston, Brock Walsh G. Brown, V. Williams 4:18

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Dance U.S. AC UK AUS
1994 "The Sweetest Days" 18 40 3 41 47
1995 "The Way That You Love" 67 23 6 52
"Colors of the Wind" 4 53 2 21 16
"You Can't Run" 40
"Higher Ground"
"Betcha Never"

"The Way That You Love" and "You Can't Run" were both nominated at the 1995 Grammy Awards, for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and Best R&B Song respectively.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
German Album Charts 74[4]
U.S. Billboard 200 57[5]
U.S. R&B Album Charts 25[6]
The Sweetest Days
End of year chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 75

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Vanessa Williams" Searchable Database. RIAA. Accessed December 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Artist Chart History. Billboard. Accessed December 4, 2007.
  4. ^ "Vanessa Williams, Longplay-Chartverfolgung (in German)". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  5. ^ "Vanessa Willams Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Vanessa Willams Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27.