Another Sad Love Song

"Another Sad Love Song"
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U.S. cover
Single by Toni Braxton
from the album Toni Braxton
ReleasedJune 29, 1993
Format
Recorded1992
Length5:01
LabelLaFace
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Toni Braxton singles chronology
"Love Shoulda Brought You Home"
(1992)
"Another Sad Love Song"
(1993)
"Breathe Again"
(1993)
"Love Shoulda Brought You Home"
(1992)
"Another Sad Love Song"
(1993)
"Breathe Again"
(1993)
Music video
"Another Sad Love Song" on YouTube
Alternative cover
UK Collectors EP cover
UK Collectors EP cover

"Another Sad Love Song" is the first official single from Toni Braxton's self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton (1993). After the success of "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", Braxton followed up with this R&B mid-tempo single. The song proved to be a success, giving Braxton her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit (number seven) and her first Adult Contemporary hit (number eight), and narrowly missing the top position of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs by peaking at number two, being held from the summit by SWV's "Right Here/Human Nature"/"Downtown". Internationally, "Another Sad Love Song" reached number fifteen in the United Kingdom, number twenty-three in the Netherlands, and number sixty in Germany.

The music video was released in three different versions. The first version was filmed in 1992 in black-and-white and featured the original music. The second version was filmed in May 1993 and was shown in color with exterior scenes from the first version. The third version was remixed to appeal to a wider audienced and was primarily shown in Europe. All three versions were successful and stayed in heavy rotation during the summer of 1993. "Another Sad Love Song" earned Braxton her first-ever Grammy Award, under the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female category in 1994.

"Another Sad Love Song" was included in many greatest hits collections released by Braxton, including Ultimate Toni Braxton (2003), Platinum & Gold Collection (2004), The Essential Toni Braxton (2007) and Breathe Again: The Best of Toni Braxton (2009).[1]

Background and composition

After releasing her first solo single, "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", in 1992, as the soundtrack of the film Boomerang, which became her first top-forty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Braxton released "Another Sad Love Song" as the lead-single from her self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton, on June 28, 1993.[2] According to Braxton, the song is a take-off of "Love Shoulda Brought You Home".

"Another Sad Love Song" was written and produced by Babyface and Daryl Simmons, with L.A. Reid also producing it.[1] Lyrically, "Another Sad Love Song" talks about Braxton complaining that every song played on the radio is a reminder of her ex-boyfriend. In the chorus, she sings, "It’s just another sad love song/Rackin’ my brain like crazy/Guess I’m all torn up/Be it fast or slow/It doesn’t let go/Or shake me/And it’s all because of you."[3]

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