Best Friend (Brandy song)

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"Best Friend"
Best Friend (song).jpg
Single by Brandy
from the album Brandy
Released June 27, 1995 (1995-06-27)
Format CD single, 12", cassette
Recorded 1994
Genre
Length 4:48
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Keith Crouch, Glenn McKinney
Producer(s) Keith Crouch
Brandy singles chronology
"Baby"
(1994)
"Best Friend"
(1995)
"Brokenhearted"
(1995)

"Baby"
(1994)
"Best Friend"
(1995)
"Brokenhearted"
(1995)

"Best Friend" is a dance song with urban and R&B influences by American singer Brandy. It was written by Keith Crouch, and Glenn McKinney and produced by Krouch for her self-titled debut studio album, Brandy (1994). The song released as the album's third single in June 1995 (see 1995 in music). With peak positions of number 11 in New Zealand and number 34 on the US Billboard Hot 100 the song was moderately successful. However, "Best Friend" peaked at number 7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song was also featured on her hit series Moesha where she and Kim (Countess Vaughn) cheerleading in the final scene of the episode "Friends" that aired in the same year. Hence the title of the song, the song was dedicated to her brother Ray J. Brandy performed the song on Soul Train (1994) and Showtime at the Apollo (October 1995).

Critical reception[edit]

In his review for Billboard, Larry Flick wrote: "Brandy's cachet as one of the freshest young talents to emerge in recent memory continues to increase. This third single from sterling eponymous collection follows the jeep-pop vibe of "I Wanna Be Down" and "Baby", while also going for a slightly harder-edged groove in rambunctious remixed by Troy Taylor and Charles Farrar. At all times, Brandy's sweet and girlishly soulful delivery is center stage – as is the song's wickedly infectious hook. Another out-of-the-box smash.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Best Friend." CD single

  1. "Best Friend" (Character R&B Mix feat. Channel Live) – 4:25
  2. "Best Friend" (Rocapella Beat Box) – 4:20
  3. "Best Friend" (Midday Club Mix) – 4:25
  4. "Best Friend" (Character Summer Mix) – 4:25
  5. "Best Friend" (Character R&B Mix without Rap) – 4:25

Vinyl single

  1. "Best Friend" (K.C. Mix Full) - 6:45
  2. "Best Friend" (K.C. Mix Instrumental) - 6:45
  3. "Best Friend" (K.C. Mix Acapella) - 6:15

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Brandy.[2]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flick, Larry (1996-06-15). "Single Reviews". Billboard. Google Books. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ Brandy (Media notes). Brandy. Atlantic Records. 1994. 
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – Brandy – Best Friend". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  4. ^ "Brandy Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  5. ^ "Brandy Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  6. ^ "Brandy Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ "1995 Year End Chart: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 

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