“Don’t Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)” & Other Songs You Didn’t Know Dallas Austin Wrote Or Produced

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Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)- Monica 

A true classic right here. My spirit still quickens when the bass drops on this track. It’s everything. The 1995 hit was written by Austin along with Willie James Baker, Daryl Simmons,  Charleton Ridenour, Marlon Williams and James Todd Smith (Y’all know him by his stage name LL Cool J.) It was produced entirely by Austin. The song contains a sample of Cool J’s 1993 song “Back Seat (Of My Jeep)” and Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise.” There are also elements from the old school song “You’re Getting a Little Too Smart” by The Detroit Emeralds which was sampled in Cool J’s song. As you know, the song was a smash. It spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot R&B Songs and peaked at number two on the Bilboard Hot 100, making Monica, at 14, the youngest artist to have two consecutive number one hits on the Billboard R&B chart. Austin would work with Monica again and again to either write or produce songs like “Like This and Like That,” “Miss Thang,” “Misty Blue” and “Street Symphony,” all of which are my jams.

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