Waterfalls (TLC)

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"Waterfalls" is a Grammy-nominated 1995 single by American musical trio TLC from their second album CrazySexyCool and arguably the group's signature song. The song was produced by Organized Noize and written by Marqueze Etheridge, TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Organized Noize.

The single is TLC's most successful single, spending seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 from July 8, 1995 to August 19, 1995. It is TLC's second number one single and sixth top 10 single. The background vocals on the recording were performed by all three members of TLC, as well as Debra Killings and Cee-Lo Green.

It was the 2nd biggest Hot 100 single of 1995, according to Billboard's Year End Chart. In 2010, Billboard awarded the song the top position of summer songs in 1995.

The song was listed as #8 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s.

"Waterfalls" was nominated for Record of the Year at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.

The song was parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic as "Phony Calls", a reference to prank calls, on the 1996 album Bad Hair Day.

TLC performed this song on MTV's 20th Anniversary in August 2001. The occasion marked Left Eye's final performance with the group before her...


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