Willa Was Here

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Willa Was Here
Willa Was Here album cover.jpg
Studio album by Willa Ford
Released July 17, 2001 (US)
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop, dance-pop
Length 38:56
Label Lava
Producer Josh Schwartz, Brian Kierulf, Michael D. Goodman (a.k.a. Sheppard), Tim & Bob, Eve Nelson, Andy Marvel, Robert D. Fusari, Kenny Gioia, Howie Hirsh, Robbie Nevil, Scott Ialacci (a.k.a. DJ Skribble), Anthony Acid
Willa Ford chronology
Willa Was Here
Sexy Sex Obsessive (shelved)
(2004)String Module Error: Match not found2004
Singles from Willa Was Here
  1. "I Wanna Be Bad"
    Released: May 29, 2001
  2. "Did Ya' Understand That"
    Released: December 4, 2001
  3. "Ooh Ooh"
    Released: 2001 (promo)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Willa Was Here is the debut and only album by American pop singer Willa Ford, released on July 17, 2001 (see 2001 in music) in the United States on the former Atlantic imprint Lava Records. The album debuted and peaked at number fifty-six on the Billboard 200 chart. It spawned the top twenty-five hit single "I Wanna Be Bad", which sold over 250,000 copies,[2] as well as "Did Ya' Understand That", which failed to chart. The album also contained a hyper link to the video for "I Wanna Be Bad". "Ooh Ooh" was released as a promotional single, but failed to chart as well. Ford wrote nine of the twelve tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Wanna Be Bad" (featuring Royce da 5'9") Willa Ford, Brian Kierulf, Joshua M. Schwartz, Royce da 5'9 Josh and Brian 3:04
2. "Did Ya' Understand That" Ford, Michael D. Goodman, Gioia, Darius Rustam Sheppard, Kenny Gioia 3:16
3. "Ooh Ooh" Ford, Nelson Eve Nelson 3:30
4. "Tired" Ford, Marvel Andy Marvel 3:32
5. "Joke's on You" Ford, Fusari, Falonte Moore, Sabelle Breer Rob Fusari 3:14
6. "Tender" Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson Tim & Bob 4:17
7. "Don't You Wish" Ford, Nelson Nelson 3:51
8. "Prince Charming" Ford, Marvel Marvel 4:00
9. "Somebody Take the Pain Away" Kierulf, Schwartz, Sheron Lee, Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart Josh and Brian 2:52
10. "Haunted Heart" Ford, Robbie Nevil, Hirsh Howie Hirsh 3:38
11. "Dare" Ford, Scott Ialacci, Anthony Caputo DJ Skribble, Anthony Acid 3:44

Leftover tracks[edit]

  • "Innocent Girl"
  • "Don't Wanna Fall In Love Again"
  • "You Think Of Me"
  • "Get A Life"
  • "It's All About Me"[3]


  • Willa Ford - vocals, background vocals
  • Joshua M Schwartz - multiple instruments
  • Brian Kierulf - multiple instruments
  • Eve Nelson - keyboards
  • Masa Shimizu - guitar
  • Robin Daniels - percussion
  • Andy Marvel - keyboards
  • Gerry Leonard - guitar
  • Jen Carr - background vocals
  • Sabelle Breer - background vocals
  • Tim Kelley - keyboards, drums, bass
  • Bob Robinson - guitar, piano
  • Michael Nigro - keyboards
  • Royce Da 5'9 - vocals


  • Producers: Josh Schwartz, Brian Kierulf, Michael D. Goodman (aka Sheppard), Kenny Gioia, Eve Nelson, Andy Marvel, Robert D. Fusari, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Howie Hirsh, Robbie Nevil, Scott Ialacci, Anthony Acid
  • Executive producer: Willa Ford, Jason Flom, Andy Shane
  • Management: DAS Communications, Ltd.
  • Engineers: Eve Nelson, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Stephen George, Kenny Gioia
  • Assistant engineers: Benjamin Jelen
  • Vocal engineers: Stephen George
  • Mix engineers: Manny Marriquin
  • Mixing: Rob Chiarelli, Michael D. Goodman, Kenny Gioia, Eve Nelson, Andy Marvel, Jim "Bonzai" Caruso, Robert D. Fusari, Bill Lee
  • Mixing assistants: Jay Nichlas
  • Mastering: Tom Coyne
  • A&R direction: Jason Flom, Andy Shane
  • A&R administration: Gregg Nadel
  • Programming: Josh Schwartz, Brian Kierulf, Eve Nelson, Andy Marvel, Robert D. Fusari, Falonte Moore, Tim Kelley
  • Drum programming: Kenny Gioia, Eve Nelson
  • Keyboard Programming: Darius Rustam
  • Pro Tools whiz: Alan Friedman
  • Vocal Production Effect: Cynthia Daniels
  • Arrangers: Andy Marvel
  • Vocal arrangement: Willa Ford, Jen Carr, Sabelle Breer
  • String arrangements: Josh Schwartz


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 56


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2001-07-17). "Willa Was Here - Willa Ford | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived February 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Nick's Ex-Girlfriend, Mandy". Angels_bsb_love.tripod.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Willa Ford – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Willa Ford. Retrieved July 13, 2015.