Day 28: Creep

Song: “Creep” by TLC
Reached #1: January 28, 1995 (their first, 4 weeks)



It’s been a decade since Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes died in a car crash in Central America.

It’s been two decades (almost) since she burned down Andre Rison’s mansion.

And I don’t know that there’s been a “girl group” like TLC since Left-Eye died, and yes, I know about Destiny’s Child. 

I guess it’s because TLC never seemed like a star vehicle for one member of the group – it was a true trio – even though Lopes did try to get a solo career going.  It seemed more like a way to promote the trio than a real attempt to break off. 

That sense was underscored after Lopes’ death as Tionne Watkins and Rozonda Thomas retired the group instead of finding a new third singer.  And even though they finally started performing under the TLC name again last year, they’re still a duo.

“Waterfalls” is the one everyone remembers, but I kind of like this one about a woman who gets back at her cheating man by cheating on him.  What’s good for the gander is good for the goose (that *is* how the saying goes right?)…

Apparently, though, Lopes didn’t like the song, and didn’t want it released as a single.  I think that’s something we’ll hear again and again – there are plenty of #1’s that the artists weren’t all that fond of…

Tomorrow, a disco-era classic.

No other songs reached #1 on January 28.


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