You Mean the World to Me

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"You Mean the World to Me"
Cover art for U.S. editions
Single by Toni Braxton
from the album Toni Braxton
Released April 22, 1994
(see Release history)
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1993
Genre R&B
Length 4:56
Label LaFace
Writer(s) Antonio "L. A." Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons
Producer(s) L. A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons
Certification Gold (RIAA)[1]
Toni Braxton singles chronology
"Seven Whole Days"
(1994)
"You Mean the World to Me"
(1994)
"I Belong to You/How Many Ways"
(1994)
Alternative cover
European CD Cover[2]
Toni Braxton track listing
"How Many Ways"
(9)
"You Mean the World to Me"
(10)
"Best Friend"
(11)
Ultimate Toni Braxton track listing
"Seven Whole Days (Live)"
(5)
"You Mean the World to Me"
(6)
"How Many Ways"
(7)

"You Mean the World to Me" is the fourth single from Toni Braxton's self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton (1993). The track was released in April 1994 and was a radio hit, peaking at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song describes Braxton realizing that her lover means the world to her, but he had better shape up or ship out.

Music video[edit]

The music video for You Mean the World to Me was directed by Lionel C. Martin. The video shows a sequence of Braxton playing the piano in a mansion intercut with scenes with her love interest (portrayed by German-born Michael Calvin Bacon, who later starred as J.B. Reese on Saban's syndicated television series VR Troopers). It stayed in heavy rotation during the spring and summer of 1994. The video was released to Braxton's VEVO account on October 25, 2009.[3]

Track listings and formats[edit]

U.S. CD single 1993[4]
  1. "You Mean the World to Me" (Radio Edit) – 4:00
  2. "You Mean the World to Me" (Radio Edit Remix) – 4:11
  3. "You Mean the World to Me" (Extended Mix) – 5:32
  4. "Seven Whole Days" (Live) – 6:15
U.S. CD single 1994[5]
  1. "You Mean the World to Me" (Radio Edit) – 4:00
  2. "You Mean the World to Me" (Album Version) – 4:54
UK CD single
  1. "You Mean the World to Me" (Radio Edit) – 4:00
  2. "You Mean the World to Me" (Extended Mix) – 5:32
  3. "Seven Whole Days" (Ghetto Vibe) – 6:32
  4. "Seven Whole Days" (Live) – 6:15
UK and Germany 12" single 1994[6][7]
  • Side A:
  1. "You Mean the World to Me" (Extended Mix) – 5:32
  • Side B:
  1. "Seven Whole Days" (Ghetto Vibe) – 6:32
  2. "Seven Whole Days" (Ghetto Instrumental) – 6:36
Europe CD single[2]
  1. "You Mean the World to Me" (Radio Edit) – 4:00
  2. "Seven Whole Days" (Live Version) (Radio Edit) – 4:42

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States on April 2, 1994, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 86, 20 days ahead of its initial release.[8] On April 9, 1994 in its second week the song moved up number 52.[9] The song continued to rise at numbers 37, 23, 17 in its third, fourth and fifth week.[10][11][12] In its sixth, seventh and eighth week the song rose to numbers 16, 14 and 10.[13][14][15] On May 28, 1994, the song reached its peak at number 7 remaining for one week.[16] The song continued to spend a total of 31 weeks on the Billboard chart before leaving the Hot 100 at number 47 on October 29, 1994.[17]

On June 12, 1994 the song debuted at number 36 in New Zealand and reached its peak at number 32 on July 3, 1994 spending a total of five weeks before leaving the New Zealand Singles Chart.[18] On July 9, 1994 the song peaked at number 30 in the United Kingdom and became a non-mover for two weeks.[19][20] The song later fell to numbers 40, 50, and 68 in its third, fourth and fifth week respectively.[21][22][23]

On July 25, 1994 the song peaked at number 69 in Germany and became a non-mover for two weeks. The song remained in the German Singles Chart for seven weeks before leaving the chart on November 11, 1994.[24] On September 4, 1994 the song peaked at number 49 in Australia lasting one week before falling out of the Australian Singles Chart.

Charts[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits taken from Discogs website.[4]

Performers and musicians
  • Toni Braxton - Vocals, Background
  • Kayo - Bass
  • Antonio "L.A." Reid - Drums
  • Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds - Keyboards
  • Vance Taylor - Keyboards
  • DeRock - Percussion
Technical personnel
  • A&R (A&R Direction) – Bryant Reid
  • Copyright – LaFace Records
  • Engineer – Jim "Z" Zumpano
  • Executive Producer – L.A. Reid And Babyface
  • Manufactured By – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Mastered By – Herb Powers
  • Mastered At – DMS
  • Mixed At – Studio LaCoCo
  • Mixed By – Dave Way, L.A. Reid
  • Photography – Randee St. Nicholas
  • Phonographic Copyright – LaFace Records
  • Pressed By – Sonopress USA – 65151-01
  • Producer – Daryl Simmons, L.A. Reid, Babyface
  • Programmed By – John Frye
  • Recorded At – Studio LaCoCo
  • Recorded At – LaCoCoCabana
  • Written By – Daryl Simmons, L.A. Reid, Babyface

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref
Germany January 1, 1993 Vinyl LaFace Records [30]
May 2, 1994 CD [31]
United States CD, Cassette, Vinyl [32][33][34]
United Kingdom CD [35]
June 24, 1994 12" Vinyl [36]


References[edit]

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  25. ^ "Toni Braxton – You Mean The World To Me – swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  26. ^ "Musicline.de – Toni Braxton – You Mean The World To Me". Musicline.de (in German). Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
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  29. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
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  31. ^ "You Mean the World to Me / Seven Whole Days". Amazon. Amazon (Germany). Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  32. ^ "You Mean the World to Me / Seven Whole Days". Amazon. Amazon (U.S.). Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  33. ^ "You Mean the World to Me Cassette". Amazon. Amazon (U.S.). Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  34. ^ "Seven Whole Days/You Mean The World To Me Vinyl". Amazon. Amazon (U.S.). Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  35. ^ "You Mean the World to Me / Seven Whole Days". Amazon. Amazon (UK). Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
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