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
(1996)Star Bright1996
Silver & Gold
(2004)Silver & Gold2004
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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Next is the fifth studio album by American singer and actress Vanessa Williams. 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 "Oh How the Years Go By" (#6 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart).

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[2] 53


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