Weak

SWV

About Weak

"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. 


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1996
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I don't know what it is that you've done to me
But it's caused me to act in such a crazy way
Whatever it is that you do when you do what you're doing
It's a feeling that I don't understand

'Cause my heart starts beating triple time
With thoughts of loving you on my mind
I can't figure out just what to do
When the cause and cure is you

I get so weak in the knees, I can hardly speak
I lose all control and something takes over me
In a daze and it's so amazing, it's not a phase
I want you to stay with me, by my side
I swallow my pride, your love is so sweet
It knocks me right off of my feet
Can't explain why your loving makes me weak

Time after time after time I've tried to fight it
But your love is strong it keeps on holding on
Resistance is down when you're around, starts fading
In my condition I don't want to be alone

'Cause my heart starts beating triple time
With thoughts of loving you on my mind
I can't figure out just what to do
When the cause and cure is you, oh

I get so weak in the knees, I can hardly speak
I lose all control and something takes over me
In a daze and it's so amazing, it's not a phase
I want you to stay with me, by my side
I swallow my pride, your love is so sweet
It knocks me right off of my feet
Can't explain why your loving makes me weak

I try hard to fight it
No way can I deny it
Your love's so sweet
It knocks me off my feet

I get so weak in the knees, I can hardly speak
I lose all control and something takes over me
In a daze and it's so amazing, it's not a phase
I want you to stay with me, by my side
I swallow my pride, your love is so sweet
It knocks me right off of my feet
Can't explain why your loving makes me weak

I get so weak
Blood starts racing through my veins
I get so weak
Boy, it's something I can't explain
I get so weak
Something 'bout the way you do the things you do, it
Knocks me right off of my feet (off my feet)
I can't explain why your loving makes me weak

I get so weak in the knees, I can hardly speak
I lose all control and something takes over me
In a daze and it's so amazing, it's not a phase
I want you to stay with me, by my side
I swallow my pride, your love is so sweet
It knocks me right off of my feet

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SWV

Sisters with Voices, better known as SWV, is an American female R&B trio from New York City. Formed in 1990 as a gospel group, SWV became one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1990s. They had a series of hits, including "Weak", "Right Here/Human Nature", "I'm So Into You", and "You're the One". The group disbanded in 1998 to pursue solo projects, and reunited in 2005. more »

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Written by: Brian Morgan, Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman, Shirley Murdock

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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11 facts about this song

Release Date
"Weak" by SWV (Sisters with Voices) was released in 1992 as part of the group's debut album, "It's About Time".
Chart Performance
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking it as one of their biggest hits and earning it gold certification from the RIAA.
Song Duration
The song has a run-time of approximately 4 minutes and 50 seconds.
Genre
"Weak" is classified under the genre of R&B, showcasing the group's vocal harmonies and melodic hooks.
Songwriters
The track was written by Brian Alexander Morgan, who origianlly penned it for Charlie Wilson, but was convinced to give it to SWV instead.
Performers
The song was performed by the SWV trio - Cheryl Gamble, Tamara Johnson, and Leanne Lyons.
Accolades
"Weak" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1994.
Song's Content
The song talks about the feeling of vulnerability and longing in love, with the singer admitting to feeling "weak in the knees" due to her emotions.
Music Video Fame
Directed by Millicent Shelton, the music video for "Weak" became one of the most requested videos on MTV's show, The Grind.
Covers and Samples
Over the years, "Weak" has been covered by various artists and sampled in numerous songs, including tracks by Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, showcasing the song's enduring influence in popular music.
Pop Culture References
The song's lyrics have been referenced in numerous TV shows and films, including the popular 1997 film "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood".

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