4 Seasons of Loneliness

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"4 Seasons of Loneliness"
Single by Boyz II Men
from the album Evolution
Released August 19, 1997 (airplay)
September 9, 1997
Format CD single, CD maxi,
cassette single, 7" single
Recorded 1997
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 4:27
Label Motown
Writer(s) James Harris III, Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Boyz II Men singles chronology
"Hey Lover"
"4 Seasons of Loneliness"
"A Song for Mama"

"4 Seasons of Loneliness" is a R&B and pop ballad recorded by Philadelphia-based vocal quartet Boyz II Men. Written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the song was issued as the first single from the Evolution album in 1997.

Already a success at U.S. radio, the release of the single prompted a Billboard Hot 100 debut at number two. The following week the song moved up to number one, becoming Boyz II Men's fourth (and fifth overall) and last chart-topper to date. The song spent one week at the top before being pushed aside by Elton John's massive Princess Diana tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997". It was also the group's last top ten hit in the UK, debuting at number ten on the singles chart, and dropping off the chart a short time after.

"4 Seasons of Loneliness", to date, is the last number-one pop hit under the Motown records banner (Boyz II Men was the only Motown act to have number-one pop hits in the 1990s).

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "4 Seasons of Loneliness" (radio edit) — 4:27
  2. "4 Seasons of Loneliness" (B II M version) — 5:30
  3. "4 Seasons of Loneliness" (instrumental version) — 4:52
  4. "4 Seasons of Loneliness" (a cappella) — 4:41

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Honey" by Mariah Carey
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
October 4, 1997
Succeeded by
"Candle in the Wind 1997" / "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" by Elton John


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