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"You're Makin' Me High"
Single by Toni Braxton
from the album Secrets
B-side "Let It Flow"
Released May 21, 1996 (United States)
Format CD single, CD maxi single, cassette single, 12" single, 7" single
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B, Pop
Length 4:27
Label LaFace
Writer(s) Babyface, Bryce Wilson
Producer Babyface, Bryce Wilson
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Toni Braxton singles chronology
"I Belong to You"/"How Many Ways"
(1994)
"You're Makin' Me High"/"Let It Flow"
(1996)
"Un-Break My Heart"
(1996)

"You're Makin' Me High" is the lead single from Toni Braxton's second studio album, Secrets (1996). A joint collaboration between the Grammy Award-winning producer Babyface and Bryce Wilson resulted in this mid-tempo song. The song was issued in the United States as a double A-side with "Let It Flow", the airplay hit from the 1995 motion picture Waiting to Exhale.

It became Braxton's first number-one single on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts; it remained atop for one week on the former and for two weeks on the latter, eventually going platinum by the RIAA. A dance remix by Morales allowed the single to also top the Hot Dance Club Play chart for two weeks in August 1996.

The song earned Braxton her third Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1997. The success of "You're Makin' Me High" would later be continued with the release of "Un-Break My Heart". The song was sampled for Method Man & Redman's 2001 song "Part II", from the How High soundtrack.

Contents

Music video

The music video, directed by Bille Woodruff, features Braxton and a group of friends (consisting of actresses Tisha Campbell-Martin, Erika Alexander, and Vivica A. Fox) enjoying themselves in luxurious surroundings. An elevator brings up a series of men, some very attractive and others amusingly unattractive. Braxton and her friends "judge" the men using oversized playing cards as score cards. Periodically, one of the women will choose a man to leave with. Braxton chooses Bryce Wilson and they are shown together in a bathtub of cotton candy and on a dance floor.

Track listings and formats

European CD maxi single
  1. "You're Makin' Me High" (Radio Edit) – 4:07
  2. "You're Makin' Me High" (Album Version) – 4:26
  3. "You're Makin' Me High" (Morales Classic Edit) – 3:35
  4. "You're Makin' Me High" (Morales Classic Mix) – 9:41
UK CD 1
  1. "You're Makin' Me High" (Radio Edit) – 4:07
  2. "You're Makin' Me High" (T'empo's Radio Edit) – 4:05
  3. "You're Makin' Me High" (Dancehall Mix) – 4:52
  4. "You're Makin' Me High" (Groove Remix) – 4:34
  5. "You're Makin' Me High" (T'empo's Private Club Mix) - 8:50
  6. "You're Makin' Me High" (Morales Classic Mix) – 9:41
UK CD 2
  1. "You're Makin' Me High" (Radio Edit) – 4:07
  2. "Let It Flow" – 4:22
  3. "Breathe Again" – 4:17
  4. "Another Sad Love Song" – 4:55

Charts

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 2
Dutch Top 40[2] 13
European Hot 100 Singles[3] 30
German Singles Chart[4] 47
Irish Singles Chart[5] 21
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 5
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 11
UK Singles Chart[7] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[8] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[8] 1
Chart (1997) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart[8] 8

References

Preceded by
"Tha Crossroads" by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
"How Do U Want It" / "California Love" by 2Pac featuring K-Ci and JoJo / featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single
(with "Let It Flow")

June 29, 1996 (first run)
July 27, 1996 (second run)
Succeeded by
"How Do U Want It" / "California Love" by 2Pac featuring K-Ci and JoJo / featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
"I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)" by R. Kelly
Preceded by
"How Do U Want It" / "California Love" by 2Pac featuring K-Ci and JoJo / featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
(with "Let It Flow")

July 27, 1996
Succeeded by
"Macarena" (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los del Río
Preceded by
"Keep on Jumpin'" by Todd Terry featuring Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
August 17, 1996 – August 24, 1996
Succeeded by
"Stand Up" by Love Tribe
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