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ReleasedNovember 15, 1994 (1994-11-15)
RecordedMarch – September 1994
TLC chronology
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
Singles from CrazySexyCool
  1. "Creep"
    Released: October 31, 1994
  2. "Red Light Special"
    Released: February 21, 1995
  3. "Waterfalls"
    Released: May 29, 1995
  4. "Diggin' on You"
    Released: October 30, 1995

CrazySexyCool is the second studio album by American girl group TLC. It was released on November 15, 1994 by LaFace Records. The album reached number three on the US Billboard 200, number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number four on the UK Albums Chart. The album became TLC's best-selling album, it was known as their "breakthrough album". Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album number 377 of the "500 greatest albums of all time" list. The album was certified 1x Diamond in the United States. TLC became the first and only girl group to have a diamond-certified album. The album features more of a R&B and soul sound than hip hop sound due the fact that Left Eye wasn't able to record much of her own raps for the album due to being in rehab for setting her then-boyfriend's house on fire.

Release and reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
Robert ChristgauB+[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]
Uncut3/5 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[6]
Yahoo! Music(favorable)[7]

The album sold 127,000 copies on the first day of release. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has sold 7,200,000 copies in the United States.[8] It was certified 1x Diamond, which means 10,000,000 copies of the album were shipped to the United States. The album was also certified 11x Platinum (11,000,000 copies shipped) by the RIAA.[9]

Track listing[change | change source]

  1. "Intro-Lude" (featuring Phife Dawg) – 1:01 (Jermaine Dupri)
  2. "Creep" – 4:28 (Dallas Austin)
  3. "Kick Your Game" – 4:14 (Dupri, Lopes, Seal)
  4. "Diggin' on You" – 4:14 (Babyface)
  5. "Case of the Fake People" – 4:04 (Dallas Austin)
  6. "Crazy Sexy Cool - Interlude" – 1:42 (Combs, Thompson, Watkins)
  7. "Red Light Special" – 5:04 (Babyface)
  8. "Waterfalls" – 4:39 (Lopes, Ethridge, Organized Noize)
  9. "Intermission-Lude" – 0:43 (Dupri)
  10. "Let's Do It Again" – 4:16 (Babyface, Jon John)
  11. "If I Was Your Girlfriend" (Prince) – 4:36
  12. "Sexy - Interlude" (featuring Puff Daddy) – 1:34 (Combs, Thomas)
  13. "Take Our Time" – 4:33 (Hennings, Killings)
  14. "Can I Get a Witness - Interlude" (featuring Busta Rhymes) – 2:57 (Combs, Rhymes, Thomas)
  15. "Switch" – 3:30 (Dupri, Lopes, Seal)
  16. "Sumthin' Wicked This Way Comes" (featuring Dré of OutKast) – 4:23 (Benjamin, Lopes, Ethridge, Organized Noize)

References[change | change source]

  1. Allmusic review
  2. "Music Review: 'CrazySexyCool'".
  3. "Robert Christgau: CG: TLC".
  4. Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (14 February 2019). "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide". Simon and Schuster – via Google Books.
  5. "Uncut review". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  6. "TLC - CrazySexyCool (album review ) - Sputnikmusic".
  7. Yahoo! Music review[dead link]
  8. "Ask Billboard |". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  9. "American certifications – CrazySexyCool". Recording Industry Association of America.