Best Of SWV
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Best Of SWV

November 6, 2001

Song Title Artist
Anything SWV
Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix) SWV
Weak SWV
What's It Gonna Be SWV
It's All About U SWV
When U Cry SWV
I'm so Into You SWV
You're Always On My Mind SWV
Someone SWV featuring Puff Daddy
Downtown SWV
Rain SWV
Lose My Cool SWV featuring Redman
Use Your Heart SWV
You're The One SWV
Here For You SWV
Love Is So Amazin' SWV

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 24, 2001
  • Release Date: November 6, 2001
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 1:13:33
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  • ASIN: B00136LSNS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,349 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SWV - the Glory Years. August 18, 2002
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It's difficult to remember the glory years of SWV, a sassier, more street-savvy version of En Vogue. While Destiny's Child traded in their soul for radio-friendly Black pop, SWV never strayed from their r&b/hip hop roots. Their singing, annoying for some, drew no complaints from me. On their hits collection (which, apparently, replaces an earlier compilation that had fewer tracks), we get all the singles from their albums including lesser known songs. Who could forget the straight-to-the-arrow ballad "Weak" or the funked-up "Right Here," which smartly sampled Michael Jackson's "Human Nature"? I also dug "I'm So Into You" and the downright catchy "You're the One." Personally, I'm disappointed that they didn't include the 1997 jam "Can We" (featuring Missy Elliot), but that's hardly reason enough to shun this disc. Though SWV weren't the best all-girl group around, they made a respectable imprint in 1990s r&b, and this retrospective is worth a listen.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Musicale at its Finest!!! Please Come Back!! December 17, 2003
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This compilation is simply the best greatest hits album I have ever listened to. Not one of the songs possessed SWV's creative input. No matter. This group had some of the best composers and producers ever. With songs like the Neptunes' "Use Your Heart," (yeah, N.E.R.D has longevity) BAM's "Weak," You're Always On My Mind," "I'm So Into You," "Rain," ALLSTAR's "You're The One," Kevin Perez's "When U Cry," etc., you're literally getting the best production and songwriting of SWV's brief but effective career. This wonderful album takes you on an exciting journey of etherealism. The ballads, the new-jack swing tunes, the club joints, every song is a hit to me!! Coko, LeeLee, & Taj's exceptional chemistry and performance skills made SWV one of the most versatile and groundbreaking acts of all-time. Stay tuned for the reunion!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Complete Than Previous Collection March 31, 2002
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This is the second compilation in as many years focusing on the music of the once-popular girl group,who,though quite successful,always managed, even at their peak, to fall under the shadow of fellow R&B queens En Vogue. This package is slightly more complete than the previous, though it too manages to omit 'Can We', arguably one of the group's shining moments. Conversely, it includes some of the trio's minor hits, chief among them the sparkling and highly underrated 'It's All About U', from the group's uneven sophomore effort. Also noteworthy are the extensive liner notes, reduced to a meager paragraph on the GREATEST HITS cd, but here lengthy and quite informative.Of the two collections, this remains overall more complete.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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OK, I gotta say that unfortunately "Can We" didn't make the cut. I dunno why, but regardless of that SWV had a lot of memorable hits. One that is a classic is the Riley-produced "Human Nature" remix. Now that's now a remix should be and, better yet, how sampling should be. Sorry Puffy, but you didn't invent the remix!
Even though this wonderfully gifted trio spanned only 5 years, their many hits speak for themselves. This CD you can play all the way through and keep on "REPEAT".
There aren't that many groups out today in R+B. Sisters with Voices was among the best of them, and proved their success.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We miss you SWV November 6, 2001
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The queens are back with a album packed full of hits. For all the hardcore fans who miss these soulful sistas, you get a chance to revisit them. You can definetly see how much SWV has influenced hip-hop soul and girl groups of today. They led the way to Destiny's Child, Blaque, 3LW, and 702. They also inspired groups that are gone like Xscape, Brownstone, and Zhane. But what is going to set SWV apart from the old groups like Xscape and new groups like Destiny's Child, is the timeless feel of their music. Rather it is 2001 or 1992, SWV's sound is bumpin....Then...Now...and in the future. This album is proof.
We miss you SWV, but at least we got the hits to comfort us!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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SWV...I really don't know where to start! Such a great group, I just think they don't get as much recognition as they should, but neither do some other acts from the 90's scene. I think SWV also has one of the best female singers from that decade (Coko), it's sort of sad how you see artist now like Beyoncé, Ciara, Rihanna, and so on get all this credit for what they do, but it's not half as impressive as the vocal range Coko offers. But to remember the good moments in music I bought this "best of" cd to keep my memories of real music! Honestly, when I first bought this disc I just bought it to here the main songs I knew but then one day I decided to listen to the whole album and I was amazed with how good of a catalogue SWV has. If there was one song I didn't really like I would have to say probably "It's All About You," I didn't have to skip any song besides that one, but it's still an alright song. I advise anyone who's not familiar with SWV, and would like to try their music to buy this album, because you basically get what the title says. The only thing that I thought they should've done is put the song "Can We" on this "best of" CD, but they have a different hits CD that offers it. Besides that everything about this album is great! So if you don't want to sit and hear these factory-made artists try to sing, you should buy the "Best of SWV" or try out some mid 90's R&B.

*Remember this is just my opinion!*
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love My Oldies but Goodies!
The cd arrived in good condition and I have been enjoying it! I will look for and order more of this type of cd.
Published 24 days ago by Carolyn
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD CD
I really Like SWV I enjoy this cd . Has a lot of there good hits songs. Good CD to have.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Mr.. Mumford Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars stellar sound
Great music! Good harmony! I love this group... this is one of my favorite female groups! I even liked the most recent CD!
Published 2 months ago by latisha robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars SWV Greatest
CD has all of my old favorites and enjoying listening to throughout the day. My co-workers like the CD as well. Great voices. Great songs by the group.
Published 23 months ago by Michael A. Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight Classic!
This SWV CD brings back so many memories. It's too bad the group didn't keep making music; they were one of my fave girl groups of that time. SWV never disappoointed! Read more
Published on September 30, 2011 by Lady$hay
5.0 out of 5 stars Off the hook
This is without a doubt one of the finest greatest hits collections ever put together...the songs illustrate the unique sound of SUV, a sound that is so smooth and goes together so... Read more
Published on May 14, 2011 by Spudmcfoot
5.0 out of 5 stars Through Back!!! Wonderful!
I must say this is the best CD because I have been looking for a wonderful CD to remember the good old days back when I was in single digit age. Read more
Published on December 24, 2009 by LeBaron Judkins
5.0 out of 5 stars A neat cd
Its a neat and cool cd and my favorite song is the remix of michael jackson human natrue emerald clarke
Published on October 14, 2009 by Emerald Clarke
3.0 out of 5 stars The best is here, but......
I think that this CD does have the most well-known songs of the group SWV. I guess there was a reason I hadn't heard most of the other songs before. Read more
Published on September 6, 2007 by W. Jordan
4.0 out of 5 stars SWV Review
This CD has the songs that you would want to listen to. Remixes are tight.
Published on May 14, 2007 by MD
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