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Saturday, September 25, 2010

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DOO WOP (THAT THING)


"Doo Wop (That Thing)" is the debut single from American Hip Hop artist Lauryn Hill. The song is taken from debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Written and Producer by Hill, the song was released as the album's lead single in October 1998. It was Hill's first Billboard Hot 100 number-one. The song won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 1999 Grammy Awards on February 24, 1999.
Hill's first solo singles were two 1997 movie soundtracks : "The Sweetest Thing" from Love Jonesand a cover of Frankie Valli's 1967 song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" for Conspiracy Theory.
That Thing--released in Spring 1998 as her first solo song from her debut album—was a major success. It became the 10th single to debut at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed there for two weeks in the fall of 1998. It won two Grammy Awards the following February. The successes of "Doo Wop" and the Miseducation album established Hill as a success outside of her group, The Fugees.

That Thing--released in Spring 1998 as her first solo song from her debut album—was a major success. It became the 10th single to debut at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed there for two weeks in the fall of 1998. It won two Grammy Awards the following February. The successes of "Doo Wop" and the Miseducation album established Hill as a success outside of her group, The Fugees.
The song is a warning from Hill to African-American men and women caught in "the struggle". Both the women who "try to be a hardrock when they really are a gem", and the men who are "more concerned with his rims, and his Timbs, than his women", are admonished by Hill, who warns them not to allow "that thing", whatever it may be, to ruin their lives.
"Doo Wop (That Thing)" is included as number 359 on the Songs of the Century list. At the Grammy Awards of 1999, the song won two awards: Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The song's music video won four 1999 MTV Video Music Awards for:Best Female VideoBest R&B VideoBest Art Direction, and Video of the Year.
The music video for Doo Wop (That Thing) was filmed using a split screen technique, the video features Hill, who was six months pregnant at the time, performing "Doo Wop" at block parties in two different eras: the mid-1960s and the late-1990s. The video was directed by duo Big TV!. It was filmed in Washington HeightsManhattan.

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