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The Daily Dish SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B

SWV Reveals Their Favorite Song to Sing in Concert: "It Never Dies"

Will SWV sing their favorite song as they team up with XSCAPE in SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B? The ladies share what hit they love to perform live for fans. 

By Caitlin Schunn

Our hearts are beating triple time as '90s girl group SWV (Sisters With Voices) is back on our screens in Bravo’s limited series SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B. Many fans are hoping to hear “Weak” performed live —arguably the group’s most popular hit — and we have good news: The ladies say that song is also their favorite song to sing in concert.

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Catch up on SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B on Peacock or the Bravo App.

“I love ‘Weak,’” Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George said in an interview with The Daily Dish. “I love to hear the audience singing as loud as they can, every last word. They get excited when they hear the notes, they just go crazy [clapping]. It’s exciting and it never dies.”

Cheryl “Coko” Gamble and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons agreed the fans sing that song word for word in concert.

The New York City-based trio sold more than three million units of “Weak,” getting a platinum and gold certification from The Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). The song was part of SWV’s debut album It’s About Time, originally released by RCA Records on Oct. 27, 1992.  

“Weak” peaked at number one for two weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 list when it first debuted in April 1993, ending the two-month-long reign of Janet Jackson’s “That’s The Way Love Goes.” It spent 26 weeks total on the chart. Billboard named the song number 72 on its list of the 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs Of All Time.

The trio credits their producer, Brian Morgan, for the success of the song, with Coko adding he was “dope.”

“He played a big part in the harmonies,” Coko told The Daily Dish, “He was a big Clark sisters fan. So when he would come with some of these intricate harmonies, we were like, ‘What is this?’”

Morgan previously shared “Weak” is a love song he wrote while having a crush on artist Chante Moore. It was originally written for singer Charlie Wilson, who ended up passing on it.

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LeLee and Coko admitted Morgan is a perfectionist, with Coko adding, “Good lord, but it paid off.”

The music video for “Weak” was produced by Lionel C. Martin, who’s known for his work with many other stars, including Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, and Stevie Wonder (check out more of SWV’s best music videos over the years.)

Will SWV perform “Weak” when the trio joins forces with XSCAPE? Keep watching SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens Of R&B Sundays at 9:30/8:30c on Bravo to find out.

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