Faded (soulDecision song)

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Single by soulDecision featuring Thrust
from the album No One Does It Better
Released December 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Length 3:34
Label MCA
Writer(s) Trevor Guthrie
Producer(s) Trevor Guthrie
soulDecision featuring Thrust singles chronology
"Ooh It's Kinda Crazy"
""No One Does It Better""

"Faded" is song by Canadian band soulDecision. It was released in December 1999 as the lead single from their debut studio album, No One Does It Better. The song reached number-one in Canada and peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100[2] and being nominated for song of the year at 2001 Juno Awards.

Background and writing[edit]

The song was written by Adam Stillman, who described the song as "being intoxicated and letting one's object of affection know how you feel." It incorporates soul, 1980s pop music and hip hop.


The song has three versions: one with the beginning lyrics "When I get you all alone, I'm gonna take off all your clothes"; an edited version with "When I get you all alone, I'm gonna move in nice and close"; and a third version featuring a verse by rapper Thrust.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in Vancouver in an apartment building having various rooms. One room was a house party, another of the band performing in an all white room, and another of the band singing together. The video was released in 1999 in Canada and then internationally in 2000. The video reached the number 4 spot on MTV's TRL and number 5 on MuchMusic Countdown.

Chart performance[edit]

The single proved successful in the United States as well, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was the biggest hit internationally for soulDecision's and the biggest hit of the band's lifespan. It peaked at #23 in Australia on 21 January 2001.

Track listing[edit]

US single [1]

  1. "Faded" (Radio Version) – 3:28
  2. "Faded" (22 Green Club Mix Radio Edit) – 3:29

Canada Maxi-CD [2]

  1. "Faded" (Radio Version) – 3:28 Rap [Featuring] – Thrust
  2. "Faded" (Album Version) – 3:29
  3. "Faded" (22 Green Club Mix Radio Edit) – 3:29

Canada Vinyl, 12", Promo [3]

  • A1 "Faded" (Album Version] – 3:29
  • A2 "Faded" (Morning Sun Dubly) – 7:15
  • B1 "Faded" (22 Green Club Mix) – 9:05
  • B2 "Faded" (22 Green Club Mix Radio Edit) – 3:29

"22 Green" and "Morning Sun Dubly" remixes were reproduced and mixed by Mark Ryan.


Chart (1999–2000) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 23
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[4] 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Adult Top 40[4] 31
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 22
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[4] 6
US Billboard Top 40 Tracks[4] 20


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