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Saturday, August 25, 2012

THE DAHL HAUS PRESENTS: AUGUST STIFF ONES




















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THROW BACK VIDEO: RIGHT HERE














"Right Here" is the title
of the debut single released by the group SWV. It charted on the Billboard charts as a
double-A-side with "Downtown". A remixed version, commonly referred
to as "Right Here/Human
Nature
", became a
number-one R&B single. According to Billboard, the song has spent 54 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts which
is one of the longest chart runs of all time.[2]


The original
version of "Right Here" was released in the third quarter of 1992. It
peaked at number 16 on the Hot R&B Singles chart. Tamara "Taj" Johnson wrote
and performed the bridge to the original song, which would result in her first
(of many) co-writing credits on SWV songs.


The "Human Nature" remix
samples Michael Jackson's 1983 hit "Human Nature". One of their best
known hits, it spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart,
as well as three weeks atop the Rhythmic Top 40 chart.
It became one of the longest running number-one R&B singles of 1993. It
also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
It also reached the top ten in Europe, including the United Kingdom,
where it peaked at number three in September 1993.[3]


"Right Here/Human Nature"
appears on the soundtrack and in the film Free Willy.
The first verse of the Human Nature remix varies slightly from the original
version, and the rapped bridge is omitted. The remix also features a young Pharrell Williams chanting"S...The
double...The U...The V!" during the song. This became a common "call" during
the group's concerts. "Right Here/Human Nature" was later remixed for
SWV's Remixes EP as a mash-up duet with the song's sample, "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson,
who is featured in the duet.


The "Human Nature" remix
has been sampled by the late rapper 2Pac on the track
"Thug Nature" off Too Gangsta for Radio(2001). Pop singer Chris Brown's song "She Ain't You"
(2011) samples Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" and a portion of
SWV's remix version.[4][5]


Both versions
of "Right Here" have music videos. The video to the original song
beings with Coko discussing a man she likes to Taj and Lelee. It features the
singers having flashbacks to boys they liked as young girls, then is brought to
the present day with the women and their boyfriends. In between, the girls goof
off together in a large, mirrored room. "Right Here" was the first of
their videos to showcase the group's dancing skills.


The music video directed by Lionel C.
Martin to the remixed version begins with SWV riding horses and fishing on an
island's coast, and are shown performing with a band. An alternate version of
the "Human Nature" video features scenes from Free Willyalong
with clips of Michael Jackson performing during the 1992 Dangerous Tour.


The "Human Nature" remix is
the more recognized version of the single, and is the one that is usually
performed at SWV concerts. However, the original version (complete with the
rapped bridge) is occasionally performed instead.






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