The Sweetest Days

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The Sweetest Days
Vanessa Williams - The Sweetest Days.jpg
Studio album by Vanessa Williams
Released December 6, 1994 (1994-12-06)
Recorded January 1993 – October 1994
Genre
Length 52:08
Label
Producer
  • Babyface
  • J Dibbs
  • Keith Thomas
  • Gerry Brown
  • Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams chronology
The Comfort Zone
(1991)
The Sweetest Days (1994) Star Bright
(1996)
Singles from The Sweetest Days
  1. "The Sweetest Days"
    Released: October 18, 1994
  2. "The Way That You Love"
    Released: January 24, 1995
  3. "Colors of the Wind"
    Released: April 25, 1995
  4. "You Can't Run"
    Released: July 17, 1995
  5. "Higher Ground"
    Released: October 10, 1995
  6. "Betcha Never"
    Released: January 30, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Sweetest Days is the third album by Vanessa Williams, released in 1994. The album is more varied and diverse than her previous albums. It includes the hit singles, "You Can't Run", "Betcha Never", "The Way That You Love" and the title track. The album peaked at #57 on the U.S. Pop chart and at #25 on the R&B chart, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro-Lude"   Gerry Brown, Jermaine Dupri, Nick Moroch, Malik Taylor   0:55
2. "The Way That You Love"   Abenaa, J. Dibbs J. Dibbs 4:48
3. "Betcha Never"   Babyface Babyface 3:55
4. "The Sweetest Days"   Phil Galdston, Jon Lind, Wendy Waldman Keith Thomas 3:31
5. "Higher Ground"   Steve Dorff, George Gree G. Brown, Vanessa Williams 4:19
6. "You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry"   Patti Austin G. Brown, V. Williams 4:10
7. "Ellamental"   Laythan Armor, Bunny Hull G. Brown, V. Williams 6:06
8. "Sister Moon"   Sting G. Brown, V. Williams 5:28
9. "You Can't Run"   Babyface Babyface 4:27
10. "Moonlight Over Paris"   Roger Guth, James Mayer, Peter Mayer G. Brown, V. Williams 5:07
11. "Constantly"   Jimmy Van Heusen, Donald Robinson G. Brown, V. Williams 5:04
12. "Long Way Home"   Eric Carmen, Phil Galdston, Brock Walsh G. Brown, V. Williams 4:18

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Dance U.S. AC UK AUS
1994 "The Sweetest Days" 18 40 3 41 47
1995 "The Way That You Love" 67 23 6 52
"Colors of the Wind" 4 53 2 21 16
"You Can't Run" 40
"Higher Ground"
"Betcha Never"

"The Way That You Love" and "You Can't Run" were both nominated at the 1995 Grammy Awards, for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and Best R&B Song respectively.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 72[4]
German Album Charts 74[5]
U.S. Billboard 200 57[6]
U.S. R&B Album Charts 25[7]
The Sweetest Days
End of year chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 75

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Vanessa Williams" Searchable Database. RIAA. Accessed December 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Artist Chart History. Billboard. Accessed December 4, 2007.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  5. ^ "Vanessa Williams, Longplay-Chartverfolgung (in German)". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Vanessa Willams Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  7. ^ "Vanessa Willams Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27.