Something in Common

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"Something in Common"
Single by Bobby Brown featuring Whitney Houston
from the album Bobby
Released December 7, 1993 (USA)
Format CD single, Cassette single, 7" single
Recorded 1992
NJS Future Records
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)[1]
1993
Genre R&B, hip hop, new jack swing
Length 4:59
4:23 (Single Mix)
3:43 (Radio Edit)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Teddy Riley, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bernard Belle, Mark Middleton, Alfred Rosemond
Producer(s) Teddy Riley
Bobby Brown singles chronology
"That's the Way Love Is"
(1993)
"Something in Common"
(1993)
"Two Can Play That Game"
(1994)
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"Queen of the Night"
(1993)
"Something in Common"
(1993)
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"
(1995)
Music video
"Something in Common" on YouTube

"Something in Common" is a song by singers Bobby Brown and then-wife Whitney Houston that was featured on Brown's 1992 album Bobby. The single version was re-recorded in 1993 and also available on Brown's 1993 compilation album, Remixes in the Key of B. It stands as the couple's first musical collaboration and the only one released as a single. The song examines two unlikely people coming together as they find "something in common."

Chart history[edit]

The song was released as a single in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 16. Although the song and its music video received moderate rotation in the United States, "Something in Common" was not released as a commercial single and was thus ineligible to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B Singles charts;[2] however, it peaked at numbers 32 and 30 on the Hot 100 Airplay and Hot R&B Airplay lists, respectively.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Something in Common" (Radio edit) - 4:25
  2. "Something in Common" (Original album version) – 4:59
  3. "Something in Common" (Extended vocal version) – 6:55
  4. "Something in Common" (Quiet Storm version) – 4:38
  5. "Something in Common" (Dub version) – 6:28
  6. "Something in Common" (LA Reid remix) – 6:46
  7. "Something in Common" (Second LA Reid remix) – 7:00

Credits[edit]

  • Executive Producer – Bobby Brown, Louil Silas Jr., Tommy Brown
  • Piano – Bo Watson
  • Producer – Teddy Riley
  • Remix – L.A. Reid

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Germany (Media Control Charts) 58
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 40
New Zealand (RIANZ)[6] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 16
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[3] 32
US Hot R&B Airplay (Billboard)[4] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Brown - Bobby (CD Album)
  2. ^ McCabe, Kevin (November 27, 1993). "Hot 100 Singles Spotlight" (PDF). Billboard (BPI Communications) 105 (48): 125. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Hot 100 Airplay" (PDF). Billboard (BPI Communications) 105 (48): 123. November 27, 1993. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 81. 
  5. ^ Dutch Top 40, dutchcharts.nl
  6. ^ New Zealand Music Charts-charts.org.nz
  7. ^ Switzerland, hitparade.ch
  8. ^ UK Singles Charts, officialcharts.com

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