If you listen to the beginning it seems that someone from the tlc camp may have used the song s opening as a springboard. The track became a massive success due to its.
In other words when tlc says don t go chasing waterfalls this can be interpreted as do not engage in the pursuit of self destructive ambitions.
Waterfalls tlc paul mccartney. Tlc s waterfalls is based on people pursuing self destructive ambitions. Even though macca s waterfall inspired tlc s they re still two very different songs lyrically and melodically. One of the beatles said waterfalls by tlc ripped off his song january 8 2020 waterfalls by tlc remains one of the most iconic songs of the 1990s.
Waterfalls was released as a single with check my machine as its b side and reached chart position no. It was written by marqueze etheridge and organized noize along with a verse written by group member lisa left eye lopes for tlc s second album crazysexycool 1994 with production also by organized noize. Plus they altered the chorus enough to call it their own.
Paul mccartney s 1980 album mccartney ii features a song of the same name. Mccartney s is a bit more abstract and although has a similar meaning could be applied to various scenarios. We wanted to make a song with a strong message about unprotected sex being promiscuous.
The song was released as the third single from the album on may 29 1995 in the united states followed by a united kingdom release. Anything that s self destructive that s chasing a waterfall. Waterfalls is a paul mccartney ballad from his first solo album after wings mccartney ii.
And these dangerous desires are termed as waterfalls. Rozonda chilli thomas singer. Waterfalls is a grammy nominated 1995 single by tlc from their second album crazysexycool and arguably the group s signature song.
A musical rip off for deadpool to ponder in deadpool 3 in 1980 with wings winding down paul mccartney wrote and recorded waterfalls a song asking loved. The tlc song is about a mother warning her son not to chase waterfalls and give in to his obsession for temptation. 9 in the uk.
The song has a minimalist sound with mccartney only playing a fender rhodes electric piano and a synthesizer and singing and a short solo performed on acoustic guitar. The song was produced by organized noize and written by marqueze. Waterfalls is a song by american hip hop group tlc.