Weak (SWV song)

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Single by SWV
from the album It's About Time
Released April 10, 1993 (1993-04-10)
Recorded December 1991 – early 1992
Length 4:51
Label RCA
Writer(s) Brian Alexander Morgan
Producer(s) Brian Alexander Morgan
Certification Platinum (RIAA)[1]
SWV singles chronology
"I'm So into You"
"Right Here/Human Nature"

"Weak" is an R&B ballad recorded by the girl group SWV for their debut album, It's About Time (1992). It was written and produced by Brian Alexander Morgan, who composed the lyrics based upon his feelings towards R&B singer Chanté Moore.[2] Morgan originally wrote the song for Charlie Wilson, but he later decided to give the song to the group. Morgan revealed that Coko didn't like the song and gave him attitude during the recording of the single.[3]

"Weak" was released as the third single from SWV's album, following the top-ten success of "I'm So into You". The song hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in July 1993 where it stayed for two weeks, and also reached number six on the New Zealand Singles Charts; it went on to become their signature song. It also topped the Hot R&B Singles chart for two weeks. It sold over one million copies domestically and was awarded a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.[4][5]

Teen singer JoJo covered "Weak" in 2004 on her self-titled debut album.

Track Listings[edit]

US Maxi-CD

  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 Maxi-CD

  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 (Original Mix) 4:38


Year-end Charts[edit]

Year-end chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 6
New Zealand Singles Charts 6

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 59

See also[edit]


  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - SWV singles. RIAA.com. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Greene, Andy. "The WTF Comeback of SWV". rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  4. ^ "American certifications – S.W.V. – Weak". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  5. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard (BPI Communications) 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  7. ^ 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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