Monday, August 19, 2013

CrazySexyCool August: Waterfalls

Released: May 29, 1995
Album: CrazySexyCool
Charts: # 1 Hot 100 (# 4 R&B)

Waterfalls was released as the 3rd single from  CrazySexyCool and dealt with issues such as inner-city gang violence, drugs, and HIV and AIDS.  It became another #1 hit for TLC.  It topped the Hot 100 for 7 weeks, which  was way more difficult to do then, than it is  today.  Waterfalls was ranked the # 2 Hot 100 song of 1995 and Billboard's # 19 Hot 100 song of the 1990s.  The song won much praise, many touting it as the "song of the generation",  and earned the group a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year in 1996.  The video for the song has also recieved large acclaim, becoming one of the most celebrated videos of the 90s.  It won the group 4 VMAs in 1995, including Video of the Year.  It is TLC's "signature" song. 

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