Water Runs Dry

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"Water Runs Dry"
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Single by Boyz II Men
from the album II
ReleasedApril 10, 1995
Recorded1994
GenreR&B, pop
Length3:22
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Babyface
Producer(s)Babyface
Boyz II Men singles chronology
"Thank You"
(1995)
"Water Runs Dry"
(1995)
"Vibin'"
(1995)

"Water Runs Dry" is a 1995 single by Boyz II Men for the Motown label, written and produced by Babyface.[1] The single, number four from the album II, reached number 2 in the United States (barred from the top by "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams) and number 24 in the UK.[2][3] It also contains a version of the group's previous number one hit from the same album, "I'll Make Love To You". A Spanish version, "No Dejemos Que Muera el Amor", was also recorded and peaked at #10 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song was directed by Wayne Isham. Filmed at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, it features a woman (played by Tyra Banks) finding and holding a glass ball, in which the camera zooms in to reveal the band playing both on top of a mound of sand and at sunset, sometimes accompanied by a full string section. Several scenes feature a rippling effect, to mimic water. Banks is also seen running through the dunes throughout. The camera does a flyover atop the sand dunes before landing on the band. In the end, the camera zooms out to reveal Banks holding the glass ball again, this time with the band's silhouettes inside.

Track listings[edit]

[1] US Remixes

  1. Water Runs Dry (Strat Mix Edit) 3:53
  2. Water Runs Dry (Strat Mix) 4:51
  3. Water Runs Dry (Mood Mix Edit) 4:10
  4. Water Runs Dry (Mood Mix) 4:44
  5. Water Runs Dry (LP Version) 3:21

US Maxi-CD

  1. Water Runs Dry (LP Version) 3:21
  2. Water Runs Dry (Mood Mix) 4:43
  3. Water Runs Dry (Strat Mix) 4:51
  4. Water Runs Dry (Groove Mix) 4:30
  5. Water Runs Dry (Bump Mix) 4:38

US Vinyl, 12", Promo

  • A1 Water Runs Dry (LP Version) 3:21
  • A2 Water Runs Dry (Mood Mix) 4:43
  • A3 Water Runs Dry (Instrumental) 3:21
  • B1 Water Runs Dry (Strat Mix) 4:51
  • B2 Water Runs Dry (Groove Mix) 4:30
  • B3 Water Runs Dry (Acapella) 3:21

UK Maxi-CD

  1. Water Runs Dry (Strat Mix Edit) 4:00
  2. Water Runs Dry (LP Version) 3:21
  3. Water Runs Dry (Mood Mix) 4:43
  4. Ill Make Love To You (Pop Edit) 3:49

UK Vinyl, 12", Promo

  • A1 Water Runs Dry (Strat Mix) 3:21
  • A2 Water Runs Dry (Mood Mix) 4:43
  • A3 Water Runs Dry (Bump Mix) 3:21
  • B1 Water Runs Dry (LP Version) 4:51
  • B2 Water Runs Dry (Groove Mix) 4:30
  • B3 I'll Make Love To You (I Wanna Make Love To You Version) 3:21

Charts[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 35

Renditions[edit]

In 1998, contemporary jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb covered the song for his album The Moon, the Stars and the Setting Sun.[5]

Boyce Avenue have also covered this song in acoustic format.

Contemporary Christian artist The Katinas covered the song in their 2013 album Love Chapter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Water Runs Dry - Boyz II Men". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Water Runs Dry - Boyz II Men". Billboard. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Water Runs Dry". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  4. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1995". RPM. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Moon, the Stars and the Setting Sun". Allmusic.

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