¡We can no longer be a bunch of empty minds living in critical times refusing to recognize real lies!

Saturday, 25 August 2012


"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.


  1. My youngest sister played SWV all the time back in the day.




Related Posts with Thumbnails