Thursday, August 15, 2013

CrazySexyCool August: Creep

     CrazySexyCool, along with highly celebrated music, also contains highly celebrated videos as well.  T-boz, Chilli, and Left-Eye did a 180 during this era both musically and visually. This album included less raps from Left-Eye and focused in on T-boz and Chilli to make a form of smooth, sleek R & B.  Of course, it made sense for the group to have a sexy, sleek image to match.  They did just that.  They ditched their fun & silly style from Ooooooohhh... with the video to their song Creep.

Released: October 31, 1994
Album: CrazySexyCool
Charts: # 1 Hot 100 (# 1 R&B)
     Creep was released as the 1st single off the album, and was the group's biggest hit at the time of its release (although quickly de-throned by another single off of this same album), becoming their 1st single to reach # 1 on the Hot 100, where it stayed for 4 weeks.  It also amassed a staggering 9 weeks on top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.  It was named the # 3 Hot 100 song on Billboard's 1995 year-end chart and the # 21 Hot 100 song of the 1990s.  It also won TLC the 1996 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo/Group.
     This is hands down my favorite video by TLC!  Yes, (in a T-boz voice) one of TLC's most memorable videos, shows the group getting their sexy "creep" on in silk pajamas.  

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