Diggin' on You

"Diggin' on You" is a song by American R&B girl group TLC, taken from their second studio album, CrazySexyCool (1994). It was written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and was chosen to be the fourth and final single released from the album on October 31, 1995.

The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming the group's seventh top-10 single, and fourth from the same album. It also peaked at number seven on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Elsewhere, it reached the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand, top 20 in the United Kingdom, while it reached the top 40 in many other countries.

The music video for the song contains L.A.'s Live Remix instead of the album version, and was filmed at a concert.

Background and composition

"Diggin' on You" was written and produced by Babyface. The song released as fourth and final single from CrazySexyCool, following the big hit "Waterfalls". The CD Single was released on September 25, 1995, and it includes 3 tracks: the album version and the "L.A.'s Live Remix" of "Diggin' on You" and a full track preview of Tony's Rich's debut single "Nobody Knows".

Commercial performance

"Diggin' on You" was chosen to be released as the fourth single of "CrazySexyCool", following the biggest hit of their career, "Waterfalls", which spent 7 weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song proved to be a moderate success, even though it was less successful than "Waterfalls". In the United States, "Diggin' on You" was the fourth top-five consecutive single from the group, with all singles being taken from "CrazySexyCool". It peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 40 Mainstream charts, number 6 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, number 7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and number 8 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

In Oceania, the song was a success, reaching the top-ten. In Australia, the song debuted at number 36 on January 21, 1996, while in its fifth week it entered the top-ten at number 9. The song peaked at number 6, on the ARIA Chart week of March 10, 1996. In New Zealand, the song debuted and peaked at number 8, on the New Zealand Singles Chart week of November 26, 1995. Later, it fell to number 9, remaining for two weeks at that position, before climbing to number 8 again, on December 17, 1995.

In Europe, the song reached the top-twenty in some countries and top-forty in others. In the United Kingdom, "Diggin' on You" peaked at number 18, tying up with the position of "Red Light Special", and only staying behind of "Waterfalls". In Ireland, the song peaked at number 21, on November 2, 1995. In Netherlands, the song debuted at number 43, on November 18, 1995, and peaked at number 32, on December 2, 1995.

Music video

The music video for the track was directed by F. Gary Gray, who previously collaborated with them on the video of "Waterfalls" that same year.

Gray wanted to make a "kind of movie/concert film."

“It was a challenge to do, to say the least,” says Gray. “We did it in the middle of their tour, and the venue gave us a hard time. That made it very difficult to shoot, and it placed a lot of limits on me creatively.”

The video uses the L.A. Live Mix and it shows the group performing the song during the Budweiser Superfest with additional backstage footage. Some special effects are used, notably at the beginning when the ladies appear on stage.

Portions of the performance footage were shot at the MGM Grand Las Vegas and Madison Square Garden.

Track listing

;UK CD single # "Diggin' on You" - 4:17 # "Diggin' On You" - 3:55 # "Diggin' On You" - 4:46

;CD single # "Diggin' on You" - 4:14 # "Diggin' on You" - 4:40 # "Nobody Knows"

;Maxi single # "Diggin' on You" - 4:37 # "Diggin' on You" - 5:54 # "Diggin' on You" - 4:13 # "Diggin' on You" - 5:06 # "Diggin' on You" - 4:14 # "Diggin' on You" - 4:15 # "Diggin' on You" - 4:14 # "Diggin' on You" - 4:15 # "Diggin' on You" - 6:47

;US cassette single # "Diggin' On You" # "Diggin' On You" # "Diggin' On You" # "Diggin' On You"


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Year-end charts