THROWBACK THURSDAY: “One Woman Man” by Dave Hollister
October 16th, 2014
When recalling some of the best R&B songs from the year 2000, I instantly think of Dave Hollister’s “One Woman Man.” With amazing vocals, the song, released off his second album Chicago ’85…The Movie, resonated with listeners due to its stupendous lyrics that entail a man who runs into an old fling and realizes that he’s a different man now than when he was with her due to him currently having a wife and kids.
For those who do not know, Hollister started out as one of the early members of R&B group Blackstreet. He was part of the group when they released their 1994 self-titled debut album, which peaked at number seven on Billboard’s U.S. R&B Albums. The album spawned five singles, including “Tonight’s the Night,” which was remixed to feature rapper Craig Mack and R&B girl group SWV, and “Before I Let You Go.” The latter peaked at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and contained lead vocals by Hollister. After 1995, Hollister left Blackstreet to pursue a solo career.
In 1999, he released his debut album Ghetto Hymns, which was co-produced by rapper & record producer Erick Sermon and Hollister himself. The album peaked at number 34 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and spawned four singles, including “My Favorite Girl,” which peaked at number 39 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and “Baby Mama Drama.” He then released many albums ranging from the year 2000 to 2013, with some of the later albums being Gospel oriented.
On October 21st, he will be releasing his upcoming album Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues, which contains lead single “Spend the Night.” It will be his first true R&B album in years and I can only hope it will blow his earlier R&B music out of the water. Check out the music video to Dave Hollister’s “One Woman Man” below and be on the lookout for Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues on October 21st.