Shy Guy

Diana King

About Shy Guy

"Shy Guy" is a song by Jamaican recording artist and songwriter Diana King for the movie soundtrack album Bad Boys. It also appeared on King's debut studio album Tougher Than Love (1995). The song was written by King, Kingsley Gardner and Andy Marvel, who produced the song as well. It was released by Sony Music worldwide in 1995 as the lead single from Tougher Than Love. The song contains a sample from "School Boy Crush" by Average White Band. The song received positive reviews from music critics, with many saying it was a definite highlight of the album and calling it one of the best reggae fusion songs of its time. AllMusic said the song was a highlight of both the soundtrack and King's debut album. "Shy Guy" also received chart success and made King a one-hit wonder. The song peaked at number thirteen in the United States and went to number two in the United Kingdom. It topped the charts in Finland, Sweden and Zimbabwe and became a top-five hit in several other countries, including Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway. 


Year:
1995
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I don't want no fly guy
I just want a shy guy
That's what i want yey
You know what i want yey

Oh Lord have mercy mercy mercy
Di man dem in a di party party party
Di ole a dem sexy sexy sexy
Watch dem just a
Follow me follow me follow me

Everywhere me go di man dem a rush me
Yes a whole eep a pretty boy wah fi love me
A me dem love yes a me dem love

True them know me sweet and me sexy
Everywhere me go me say me ever ready
A me dem love yes a me dem love

But I don't want somebody
Who's loving everybody
I need a shy guy
He's the kinda guy who'll only be mine

Oh Lord have mercy mercy mercy
Di man dem in a di party party party
Di ole a dem sexy sexy sexy
Watch dem just a
Follow me follow me follow me
Have mercy mercy mercy
But none a dem no move me move me move me
Shy guy a weh me wanty wanty wanty
Only him can make me irie irie irie

Roughneck man me no want none a dem
Beat up me body lick off me head top
Me no want none a dat
Me no want none a dat
Big things a gwaan fi all di shy man dem
Wat to be my love and wat to be my friend
Till the very end till the very end

But I don't want somebody
Who's loving everybody
I need a shy guy he's the kinda guy
Who'll only be mine

Oh Lord have mercy mercy mercy
Di man dem in a di party party party
Di ole a dem sexy sexy sexy
Watch dem just a
Follow me follow me follow me
Have mercy mercy mercy
But none a dem no move me move me move me
Shy guy a weh me wanty wanty wanty
Only him can make me irie irie irie

Have mercy mercy mercy
Mercy mercy come on

Shy man we wanna here you put your hands in the air
And then make me i you if you wanna
None of them me no wanna see
You this one dedicated to all the shy man crew

Shy man we wanna here you put your hands in the air
And then make me i you if you wanna
None of them me no wanna see
You this one dedicated to all the shy man crew

But I don't want somebody
Who's loving everybody
I need a shy guy
He's the kinda guy who'll only be mine

Oh Lord have mercy mercy mercy
Di man dem in a di party party party
Di ole a dem sexy sexy sexy
Watch dem just a
Follow me follow me follow me
Have mercy mercy mercy
But none a dem no move me move me move me
Shy guy a weh me wanty wanty wanty
Only him can make me irie irie irie

Shy guy, shy guy, shy guy

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Diana King

Diana King (born 8 November 1970, Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a reggae fusion singer-songwriter who specifically performed a mixture and fusion of R&B, reggae and dancehall. She was born to a Indo-Jamaican father and an Afro Jamaican mother. more »

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Written by: Steve Ferrone, Kingsley Gardner, Alan Edward Gorrie, Diana Eugena King, Andy Marvel, Hamish Stuart, Alan Gorrie, Diana King, Malcolm Duncan, Owen Onnie Mc Intyre, Roger Ball

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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10 facts about this song

Release & Reception
"Shy Guy" was released on February 7, 1995, as the lead single from Diana King's first album "Tougher than Love." The song turned out to be an international smash hit.
Peak Position
The single reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and was number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart and brought King a great deal of notability.
Music Genre
The song embodies a fusion of Reggae fusion and R&B—a blend that worked well for King, whose roots are Jamaican.
Breakthrough track
"Shy Guy" is widely regarded as Diana King's breakthrough song. It was her first hit, propelling her to global recognition.
Soundtrack Appearance
The song was also featured on the soundtrack for the 1995 film "Bad Boys," amplifying King's global reach further.
Worldwide Success
"Shy Guy" achieved success in other countries as well, reaching number one in Finland and number two in Australia and New Zealand.
Artists' Recognition
The song aided in King being labeled as a one-hit wonder, despite having a minor follow-up hit with her cover of "I Say A Little Prayer."
Critical Appreciation
"Shy Guy" has been recognized for its catchy rhythm and relatable lyrics, making it a dance floor favorite globally.
Cultural Influence
Due to its success, the song has been covered and remixed by numerous artists over the years.
Debut Album Success
While "Shy Guy" was the most acknowledged and successful single from the album "Tougher Than Love," the album was well received overall, achieving gold certification in countries like Japan.

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