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"Creep" a song by American R&B/Hip-Hop girl group TLC from their second studio album CrazySexyCool.
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CD single cover art

The song became their first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for four weeks. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 1996 Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals and it was the third most successful single of 1995, finishing behind their other successful hit "Waterfalls" on the 1995 Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Charts.

Background and compositionEdit

The song was written by Dallas Austin and samples "Hey Young World" by Slick Rick. Musically, its an R&B slow jam with traces of hip-hop soul in its composition and the lyrics are taken from the perspective of a woman who is aware of her boyfriend's infidelity and in turn cheats on him in an effort to appease her need for affection. Lead vocals are performed by TLC member Tionne Watkins.

Music videoEdit

There were three music videos made for this song between June and August 1994, with the third video being
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Screen cap from the video

released on September 16, 1994. The video features each girl individually in front of a color background wearing silky pajamas, though it was only Chilli who had two different pajamas that were gray and pink, with T-Boz in blue and Left Eye in red. There are other scenes featuring T-Boz singing into a microphone with Omar Lopez, a previous dancer for Janet Jackson, with an open shirt, playing trumpet behind her and flirting with her. There are also black and white shots of them rehearsing dance moves, being silly and hanging out.

Track listingsEdit

CreepEdit

  • EU CD single
  1. "Creep" (LP version) - 4:29
  2. "Creep" (instrumental LP version) - 4:29
  • US 12" vinyl
  1. "Creep" (album version) - 4:29
  2. "Creep" (Jermaine's 'Jeep' Mix) - 5:09
  3. "Creep" (instrumental album version) - 4:47
  4. "Creep" (Jermaine's Acappella Mix) - 5:09
  • US CD Maxi-single
  1. "Creep" (album version) - 4:28
  2. "Creep" (Jermaine's 'Jeep' Mix) - 5:09
  3. "Creep" (Untouchables Mix) - 5:22
  4. "Creep" (Super Smooth Mix) - 4:44
  5. "Creep" (DARP Mix) - 4:50
  6. "Creep" (Untouchables instrumental) - 5:22

Creep '96Edit

The single was re-released in 1996 as "Creep '96"

  • 12" single
  1. "Creep" (Maxx remix) - 5:12
  2. "Creep" (Jermaine's 'Jeep' Mix) - 5:09
  3. "Creep" (Tin Tin Out Remix) - 8:35
  4. "Creep" (DARP Remix) - 4:32
  • CD maxi single
  1. "Creep" (album version) - 4:28
  2. "Waterfalls" (radio edit) - 4:21
  3. "Creep" (Maxx Remix) - 5:12
  4. "Creep" (Tin Tin Out Remix) - 8:35

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