Thursday, 25 October 2012
Turn It Up: Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last (Music Video)
It doesn't matter how many times I hear this song, I still think it's absolute perfection. This is definitely Vanessa's signature song and it has stood the test of time gracefully.
A gorgeous song about an unrequited love that soon finds it's day, Save The Best For Last was the 3rd single from Vanessa's second studio album "The Comfort Zone" (1991) and was number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 straight weeks. Not bad for a song that was a last minute addition. During the recording of the album, one of the songs had to be replaced for the final cut. Save The Best For Last had been passed around to several artists, none of whom had snatched it up, but as soon as Williams heard it, she was reportedly enamoured with it, stating "I can't believe nobody wants this song. I have to have this song."
On top of the Charting accolades, this song was also nominated for several awards at the 1993 Grammy's, including "Song Of The Year" and "Record Of The Year", but lost out to Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven".
Evidently, there are two videos for this song, but this is the only version I have ever seen, with Vanessa looking gorgeous on many winter themed soundstages. Miss America Supermodel Realness! Eat it!