Monica Gives Listeners ‘Everything’ & More

I'm normally a skeptic when it comes to artists sampling classic songs. Monica must
have sensed any cynicism that may come her way and decided to shut it down with
"Everything (To Me)," which borrows heavily from "Silly" by Deneice Williams. Produced by Missy Elliott, it is the first single off the
highly-anticipated album, Still Standing, from the Atlanta songstress, and it has all the
makings of a great record. It's no secret that Monica can sing, but on this
song I felt every word that she belted out. The first time I heard this was
while watching her BET reality show and thanks to DVR I was able to
rewind that one-minute clip over and over. Although the song itself does seem a bit short, let's cross our fingers that the album version is a little longer. After hearing this single, I
don't think anyone will doubt Miss Thang again.

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7 Responses

  1. Ingenious of Missy to go with the Deneice Williams sample. It's familiar and well loved, and Monica did a damn good job with it.

  2. oh this is hot!

  3. Good first single for Monica. Well known sample with a contemporary flare.

  4. THIS is the Monica I've been missing! I can't wait for the new album.

  5. I am a long time fan of Monica. I can't wait to purchase her new album. As far as this song is concerned, I am on the fence. Although, it is a good song. I just don't think it's strong enough for a first single. The sound is too old school.

  6. Trick question: Did Deniece Williams record the song first? Or was it Minnie Riperton (Stop making a fool of me)? Minnie Riperton died in 79 and Deniece Williams' song was released in 81.. but when I research this online, Williams gets credit for the song. Does anybody know for sure?
    (Just being curious)

  7. Never mind... it looks like Minnie Ripperton never actually recorded the song... but a lot of people are confused (like I was)


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