Weak (SWV song)

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"Weak"
Weak (SWV song).gif
Single by SWV
from the album It's About Time
B-side"SMV (In the House)"
"I'm So into You"
ReleasedApril 10, 1993 (1993-04-10)
Format
RecordedDecember 1991–early 1992
Genre
Length4:51
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Brian Alexander Morgan
Producer(s)Brian Alexander Morgan
SWV singles chronology
"I'm So into You"
(1992)
"Weak"
(1993)
"Right Here/Human Nature"
(1993)
"I'm So into You"
(1992)
"Weak"
(1993)
"Right Here/Human Nature"
(1993)

"Weak" is a song recorded by American R&B vocal trio SWV for their debut studio album It's About Time (1992). It was written and produced by Brian Alexander Morgan, who composed the lyrics based upon his feelings towards singer Chanté Moore.[1] Morgan originally wrote the song for Charlie Wilson, but he later decided to give the song to SWV. Morgan revealed that Coko did not like the song and gave him attitude during the recording of the single.[2]

"Weak" was released as the third single from It's About Time, following the commercial success of "I'm So into You". It sold over one million copies domestically and was awarded a Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3][4] "Weak" hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July 1993, where it stayed for two weeĸѕ. It also topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for two weeks.[5] Outside the US, the single also reached number six on the New Zealand Singles Charts.

Billboard named the song number 72 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[6]

Track listing and formats[edit]

US CD maxi single

  1. Weak (Radio Edit) – 4:15
  2. Weak (Bam Jam Jeep Mix) – 4:35
  3. Weak (R-N-B Radio Mix) – 4:39
  4. Weak (Bam Jam Extended Jeep Mix) – 4:54
  5. Weak (Down Mix) – 4:34
  6. Weak (Album Version) – 4:51

Germany CD maxi single

  1. Weak (R-N-B Mix) – 4:44
  2. Weak (Bam Jam Extended Jeep Mix) – 6:00
  3. SMV (In the House) – 2:58
  4. I'm So into You – 4:38

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 33
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 2
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[12] 1

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 59

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frederick, Brendan. "Interview: Brian Alexander Morgan, the '90s Mastermind Behind SWV, on His History & Return to Music". complex.com. Complex Magazine. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  2. ^ Greene, Andy. "The WTF Comeback of SWV". rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  3. ^ "American certifications – S.W.V. – Weak". Recording Industry Association of America.
  4. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 562.
  6. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – SWV – Weak". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "SWV: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "SWV Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  10. ^ "SWV Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  11. ^ "SWV Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "SWV Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  13. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade – The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.

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