Next (Vanessa Williams album)

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Studio album by Vanessa Williams
Released August 26, 1997 (1997-08-26)
Recorded 1996–1997
Length 53:09
Label Mercury
Vanessa Williams chronology
Star Bright
Silver & Gold
Singles from Next
  1. "Happiness"
    Released: July 24, 1997
  2. "Who Were You Thinkin' 'Bout"
    Released: September 21, 1997
  3. "First Thing on Your Mind"
    Released: March 27, 1998
  4. "Oh How the Years Go By"
    Released: April 21, 1998

Next is the fifth studio album by American singer Vanessa Williams. While the album didn't match the commercial success of its predecessors, it features some of Williams' strongest and most emotive vocal performances. It includes the singles "Happiness" (#36 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart), "Who Were You Thinkin' 'Bout", "First Thing on Your Mind" and the major hit, "Oh How the Years Go By" (#6 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart).

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Who Were You Thinkin' 'Bout?" Phil Galdston, Keith Thomas Keith Thomas 4:06
2. "Happiness" (Samples "I Can't Wait" performed by Nu Shooz) James Harris, Terry Lewis, John Smith James Harris, Terry Lewis 4:27
3. "And My Heart Goes" Joyce Dean, J. Dibbs J. Dibbs 4:23
4. "First Thing on Your Mind" Antonina Armato, Kenny LaMar McGowan, K. Miller Antonina Armato 3:57
5. "Crazy 'Bout You" Daryl Simmons Daryl Simmons 4:34
6. "Lost Without You" Adrianne Johnson Ross Dennis Ross III 4:40
7. "Someone Like You" Van Morrison Jeff Kievit, Rob Mathes 4:53
8. "The Easiest Thing" Stephanie Lewis, R. Mathes J. Kievit 4:34
9. "Surrender" Barry J. Eastmond, Siedah Garrett Barry J. Eastmond 4:55
10. "Start Again" R. Kelly R. Kelly 3:56
11. "And If I Ever" (featuring Simbi Khali) J. Harris, T. Lewis J. Harris, T. Lewis 4:06
12. "Oh How the Years Go By" Simon Climie, Will Jennings K. Thomas 5:11


Chart Position
US Billboard 200[1] 53


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