Weak (SWV song)
|Single by SWV|
|from the album It's About Time|
|Released||April 10, 1993|
|Recorded||December 1991–early 1992|
|Songwriter(s)||Brian Alexander Morgan|
|Producer(s)||Brian Alexander Morgan|
|SWV singles chronology|
"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. 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.
"Weak" was released as the third single from It's About Time, following the commercial success of "I'm So into You". It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in July 1993, ending the two-month-long reign of Janet Jackson's "That's the Way Love Goes". It sold over one million copies domestically and was awarded a Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It also topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for two weeks. Outside the US, the single reached number six on the New Zealand Singles Charts, number 33 on the UK Singles Chart, number 42 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and number 94 on the Australian Singles Chart.
Billboard named the song number 72 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.
Track listing and formats
US CD maxi single
- Weak (Radio Edit) – 4:15
- Weak (Bam Jam Jeep Mix) – 4:35
- Weak (R-N-B Radio Mix) – 4:39
- Weak (Bam Jam Extended Jeep Mix) – 4:54
- Weak (Down Mix) – 4:34
- Weak (Album Version) – 4:51
Germany CD maxi single
- Weak (R-N-B Mix) – 4:44
- Weak (Bam Jam Extended Jeep Mix) – 6:00
- SMV (In the House) – 2:58
- I'm So into You – 4:38
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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