Weak (SWV song)

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"Weak"
Single by SWV
from the album It's About Time
Released April 10, 1993
Format CD single, 7" single, cassette single
Recorded December 1991–early 1992
Genre R&B, pop
Length 4:51
Label RCA
Writer(s) Brian Alexander Morgan
Producer(s) Brian Alexander Morgan
Certification Platinum (RIAA)[1]
SWV singles chronology
"I'm So into You"
(1993)
"Weak"
(1993)
"Right Here/Human Nature"
(1993)

"Weak" is an R&B ballad recorded by the girl group SWV for their debut album, It's About Time (1992). It was written and produced by Brian Alexander Morgan, who composed the lyrics based upon his feelings towards R&B singer Chanté Moore.

The song was released as the third single from SWV's album, following the top-ten success of "I'm So into You". "Weak" hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in July 1993 for two weeks,[2] and is one of SWV's biggest hits. It also topped the Hot R&B Singles chart for two weeks. Teen singer JoJo covered "Weak" in 2004 on her self-titled debut album.

At seven, "Weak" set a record for the fewest number of characters needed to make up a title and artist's name on an American number-one single.[3]

Track Listings[edit]

US Maxi-CD

  1. Weak (Radio Edit) 4:15
  2. Weak (Bam Jam Jeep Mix) 4:35
  3. Weak (R-N-B Radio Mix) 4:39
  4. Weak (Bam Jam Extended Jeep Mix) 4:54
  5. Weak (Down Mix) 4:34
  6. Weak (Album Version) 4:51

'Germany Maxi-CD

  1. Weak (R-N-B Mix) 4:44
  2. Weak (Bam Jam Extended Jeep Mix) 6:00
  3. SMV (In The House) 2:58
  4. I'm So into You (Original Mix) 4:38

Charts[edit]

Year-end Charts[edit]

Year-end chart(1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 6

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 59

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - SWV singles. RIAA.com. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  2. ^ Billboard - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ Weak Songfacts
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  5. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 

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